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Thanks for the info and the links. Looks like Trump is making a positive difference here. Even DHS has gotten into the act with refining their strategy on identifying illegal foreign workers -- see www.uscis.gov/news/news-releases/putting-american-workers-first-uscis-announces-further-measures-detect-h-1b-visa-fraud-and-abuse
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FTE, Job and Career Discussion / "Teaching Kids to Code" is about driving down IT labor
« Last post by benali72 on September 29, 2017, 10:13:24 PM »
This insightful article argues that the "teaching kids to code" movement isn't about helping the kids, it's about ensuring cheaper IT labor for business --

www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/sep/21/coding-education-teaching-silicon-valley-wages

Some good quotes --

 "A 2016 Gallup report found that 40% of American schools now offer coding classes – up from only 25% a few years ago.
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"... wage levels in the tech industry have remained flat since the late 1990s. Adjusting for inflation, the average programmer earns about as much today as in 1998. "



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I never realized Asplundh was such a large organization.  This investigation started in 2009, but because the Obama administration never enforced immigration laws it got swept under the rug.

I couldn't read the WSJ article, but this one explains a little more about what they did.  Someone from the company is actually going to jail over this.

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2017/09/asplundh_tree_company_to_pay_95m_fine_for_hiring_u.html

This case is a *huge* wake up call for any company that employs illegals.
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Pennsylvania Company to Pay Record Fine for Illegally Hiring Immigrants

Asplundh Tree Expert pleads guilty for employing those who didn’t have authorization to work in the U.S.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/pennsylvania-company-to-pay-record-fine-for-illegally-hiring-immigrants-1506713490

This was kind of interesting just because Asplundh trucks are ubiquitous where we live and I always thought it was a regional or tri-county tree service.
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FTE, Job and Career Discussion / Re: IBM Now Has More Employees in India Than in the U.S.
« Last post by unix on September 29, 2017, 01:11:45 AM »
I don't expect to see that on CNN anytime soon
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http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/09/28/doj-files-suit-against-company-for-allegedly-not-hiring-americans.html

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The Department of Justice announced Thursday it has filed a lawsuit against a Colorado corporation for allegedly discriminating against U.S. workers. 

The complaint alleges that in 2016, Crop Production discriminated against at least three United States citizens by refusing to employ them as seasonal technicians in El Campo, Texas, because Crop Production preferred to hire temporary foreign workers under the H-2A visa program.

“In the spirit of President Trump’s Executive Order on Buy American and Hire American, the Department of Justice will not tolerate employers who discriminate against U.S. workers because of a desire to hire temporary foreign visa holders,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. “… Where there is a job available, U.S. workers should have a chance at it before we bring in workers from abroad.”

This is the first complaint filed stemming from the “Protecting U.S. Workers Initiative,” which was launched on March 1. 
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IBM is one of those companies that are now "multi-national".  They have no country, they just go with the cheapest labor and where the tax laws favor them.

Trump's America First agenda, "Buy American and Hire American" is enticing to companies like IBM now because they can get a good deal, but I'm not sure they will enjoy the same status they once had in America.  I think his agenda favors companies that are pro-America.   
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Thanks for posting this article.

I wonder why we give companies like this carte blanche. If a company benefits from our country it should also contribute back. Firing most of your U.S. employees and moving your company to another country does not constitute contributing, IMHO.
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Ha ha ha ha!  The extent of IBM's outsourcing is finally coming out and fully exposed because it is counter to Trump's agenda of "Buy American, Hire American".  It will be interesting to see what happens with them when the US becomes more attractive to companies that want to do business here due to lower tax rates.
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Discussions - Public / Re: The two best articles I've seen on the Equifax Hack
« Last post by benali72 on September 28, 2017, 02:58:14 PM »
Wow. What makes this scary is that employees are never told that their information is going to Equifax like this.
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