Qualcomm Lays Off Americans While Simultaneously Seeking More Foreign Workers | The Daley Gator
August 1, 2015 7 Comments
So the tech guys continue their duplicitous course, firing American workers so they can import cheaper labor from overseas. This is one of the areas where special consideration for contributors has contributed greatly to corruption in American foreign policy and immigration policy. This has become pervasive in American industry, any time you hear whining about ‘jobs Americans won’t do’, you can bet there is an American business who doesn’t want to pay American rates, benefits, or provide American conditions while still advertising “Made in USA”
Don’t think it’s all people like Qualcomm, or Microsoft either, I’ve seen meatpackers bring in unskilled Somalians by the planeload, spending millions refitting their plants to accommodate Islamic practice (No not Halal slaughtering, that I haven’t seen, yet) such as prayer rooms, funny how there are no Christian chapels, isn’t it, or time for Christian prayer.
Incidentally, well over half of those people are let go within 90 days, and invariably end up staying in the US on welfare.
Another tech giant that says it must import foreign workers because there aren’t enough skilled American workers in the industry is laying off thousands of workers.
Qualcomm – a major producer of smartphone chips – announced last week it’s eliminating 15 percent of its workforce or about 4,500 employees, just weeks after fellow tech giant Microsoft announced a massive round of layoffs.
Both companies are top beneficiaries of the H-1b visa program, which backers say allows companies to temporarily hire foreign workers for jobs they can’t find qualified Americans workers to fill. Critics contend the program is really used to cut costs.
I simply don’t buy it, and one of the things I don’t buy is the belief that you need a piece of paper to combine electronic components to make something. Over the years, I’ve dealt with a lot of engineers, many of them outstanding. But the degree isn’t why they are good engineers, that mostly has to do with vision. For the most part, even the PE (Professional Engineer) test arose to safeguard life and property, in mostly structural and electrical work. (Yes, it’s a good thing, albeit often used as a blame shifting mechanism.)
“Qualcomm and other tech firms have argued that they turn to H-1Bs because there is a significant shortage of American talent available,” Hira told TheDCNF. “Given the recent large layoff announcements by Qualcomm, Microsoft, Intel, and Cisco, how can the tech industry continue to argue there’s a shortage of American workers?”
Microsoft did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Hira also analyzed the skills of H-1b workers Qualcomm hired from Fiscal Year 2010 through 2012, and found most of the workers weren’t the highly skilled, U.S.-trained workers lobbyists imply make up the majority of H-1b holders.
I’m by no means anti-immigration, in fact, I’m very sympathetic to people wanting to come here to work and improve their lives. I am however opposed to the fraudulent use of a corrupt system to gain an unfair advantage by an individual company, and especially it’s abuse of immigrants in the process.
And the overall key to reforming immigration in my opinion is the removal of programs like H1-B, as well as the determination that no governmental benefits whatsoever shall ever be paid to an illegal alien, and any committing any other crime will be deported, with no exceptions whatsoever.