In New Hampshire, Companies Use Temporary Visas to Displace Skilled Workers; Many Jobs Lost for Good - KMPH FOX 26 | Central San Joaquin Valley News Source

In New Hampshire, Companies Use Temporary Visas to Displace Skilled Workers; Many Jobs Lost for Good

Information contained on this page is provided by an independent third-party content provider. WorldNow and this Station make no warranties or representations in connection therewith. If you have any questions or comments about this page please contact pressreleases@worldnow.com.

SOURCE IEEE-USA

WASHINGTON, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than two-thirds of H-1B temporary work visas authorized for use in New Hampshire last year were issued to companies whose business model specializes in shipping American jobs overseas.

According to IEEE-USA research and data from the U.S. Department of Labor, 65 percent of H-1B authorizations in New Hampshire went to just nine companies – all offshore outsourcing companies or companies heavily involved with offshoring. These include the top three outsourcing companies in the country, according to an analysis last year by Computerworld magazine (http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9236732/The_data_shows_Top_H_1B_users_are_offshore_outsourcers).

Other, smaller outsourcing companies bring the total number of approved temporary visas past 67 percent. Rising players in the offshore outsourcing world were also among the companies dominating the H-1B list in New Hampshire.

"Our legislators should be focusing on ways to create jobs in New Hampshire, not make it easier to replace us," said James Henderson, chair of the IEEE New Hampshire Section. "Most H-1B visas are not being used to fill vacant jobs, but to replace American workers to save corporations money. The fact that Congress allows this to happen is beyond belief."

H-1B visas are short-term work permits that are popular in high-tech fields such as engineering and information technology. Companies frequently use them to hire inexpensive foreign workers to replace their more expensive American workforce. In some cases, the jobs being done by H-1B workers will eventually be sent overseas. In others, the job remains in the United States but will never again be done by an American.

H-1B employees are not immigrants, do not hold their own visas, may not petition for citizenship and cannot start their own companies.

Rather than relying on H-1B visas, Congress should expand the employment-based green card program. Green card holders are free agents in the marketplace and can start their own businesses. The program increases job opportunities in New Hampshire by allowing top graduates from Dartmouth, UNH and other schools to become Americans after graduation.

IEEE-USA serves the public good and promotes the careers and public policy interests of more than 200,000 engineering, computing and technology professionals who are U.S. members of IEEE. New Hampshire has 1,595 members.

Web: www.ieeeusa.org 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ieeeusa 
Twitter: www.twitter.com/ieeeusa 
Benefits of IEEE membership: www.ieee.org/join  

©2012 PR Newswire. All Rights Reserved.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Thieves Steal KMPH FOX 26 Gas Card, Charge Up $1,400

    Thieves Steal KMPH FOX 26 Gas Card, Charge Up $1,400

    The hunt is on for a thieves who stole a KMPH FOX 26 News credit card and used it to fill up a number of cars in Fresno.More than $1,400 in stolen gas was placed on the stolen credit card.The crooks even used the card at the same gas station several times in a day.Surveillance video from several gas stations show at the time the stolen credit card was used, a group of people were at the gas station filling up several cars.Jim Moore, KMPH Fox 26 Chief Engineer says, "$1,400 is a lot of money....More >>
    The hunt is on for a thieves who stole a KMPH FOX 26 News credit card and used it to fill up a number of cars in Fresno.More than $1,400 in stolen gas was placed on the stolen credit card.The crooks even used the card at the same gas station several times in a day.Surveillance video from several gas stations show at the time the stolen credit card was used, a group of people were at the gas station filling up several cars.Jim Moore, KMPH Fox 26 Chief Engineer says, "$1,400 is a lot of money....More >>
  • SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Why Are Ambulance Bills So Expensive?

    SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Why Are Ambulance Bills So Expensive?

    If you need an ambulance in the Fresno area, get ready for sticker shock. It turns out ambulance bills are expensive and there are several reasons why.
    More >>
    If you need an ambulance in the Fresno area, get ready for sticker shock. It turns out ambulance bills are expensive and there are several reasons why.

    More >>
  • Memorial Fund Set Up to Remember COS Employee Killed in Accident

    Memorial Fund Set Up to Remember COS Employee Killed in Accident

    A College of the Sequoias employee killed at work last week is being remembered by the community.37-year-old James Heuer died July 18th when he was driving a spray rig on the COS farm in Tulare and for unknown reasons, he lost control and wound up being pinned underneath the tractor. He worked as a farm specialist for COS and was also a former student there.Thursday, the college announced a scholarship fund has been set up for Heuer's seven-year-old son, Ethan.And friends, family and co-worke...More >>
    A College of the Sequoias employee killed at work last week is being remembered by the community.37-year-old James Heuer died July 18th when he was driving a spray rig on the COS farm in Tulare and for unknown reasons, he lost control and wound up being pinned underneath the tractor. He worked as a farm specialist for COS and was also a former student there.Thursday, the college announced a scholarship fund has been set up for Heuer's seven-year-old son, Ethan.And friends, family and co-worke...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KMPH. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.