Wednesday, December 31, 2014

I May have to Rethink My Concern about H1Bs

A December 20, 2014 Fortune interview with Jesse Jackson:
We need to get rid of H1B workers. There are Americans who can do that work, and H1B workers are cheaper and undercut wages. We need more computer science scholarships. When I was a kid, I remember being mortified by Sputnik, but in a few months everything was STEM [science, technology engineering and math]. You took STEM classes and you got a scholarship. We trained people, we gave them jobs, we became the best in the world.
We need to put pressure on the system to open up.


  1. "Even a blind pig..."

    Happy New Year, Clayton!

  2. Even a stopped clock is right twice a day. I bet Jackson recants this when the other tranzis lean on him.

  3. No need to ban the practice; just require a sufficiently high wage + benefits cost per hours worked that companies will try hard to find an American before hiring abroad.

    If you really *can't* find some unusual flavor of engineer already in the US, that's one thing. If you can't find an American because you're offering $40K for an average 60 hour week and requiring two industry certifications, that's another.

  4. I read that article, and felt an almost overwhelming urge to bet on the Cubs to win the Series.