Win a copy of 97 Things Every Java Programmer Should Know this week in the Java in General forum!
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
programming forums Java Mobile Certification Databases Caching Books Engineering Micro Controllers OS Languages Paradigms IDEs Build Tools Frameworks Application Servers Open Source This Site Careers Other all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
  • Campbell Ritchie
  • Paul Clapham
  • Jeanne Boyarsky
  • Junilu Lacar
  • Henry Wong
  • Ron McLeod
  • Devaka Cooray
  • Tim Cooke
Saloon Keepers:
  • Tim Moores
  • Stephan van Hulst
  • Frits Walraven
  • Tim Holloway
  • Carey Brown
  • Piet Souris
  • salvin francis
  • fred rosenberger

Professor Norm Matloff's Debunking the Myth of a Desperate Software Labor Shortage

Posts: 6450
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
Excellent scholarly piece taking aim at the claims of a software labor shortage at . The facts he presents will most likely enrage you. The paper is highly critical of the H1-B program and also talks about issues of ageism in the programming field. I believe this paper is relevant to almost everyone on this forum. I encourage you to check it out.
Ranch Hand
Posts: 351
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
There is so much common sense in this white paper that is supported by reference and factual data that it is scary.
Can the CEO/COO of any high tech company read this and rebuff it?

Posts: 1
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
A very balanced article and I commend Prof. Matloff for taking the effort to bring the truth out. It is shocking and incomprehensible to me to read about how these corporations and lobbyists are doing things that goes against their own people. It is time that all concerned voice opposition/opinions to their respective congressmen.
Ranch Hand
Posts: 100
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
28% of all IT positions requiring a Bachelor's degree are filled by H1's. That is ridiculous!! The influx of H1 workers also serve to push down salaries as well.
I don't want to come off wrong but I honestly the amount of H1's must be decreased in my opinion. I know companies right now that are laying off IT staff and bringing in H1 programmers for 1/2 the price.
Thanks for the info.
Travis M. Gibson, SCJP
Java Developer
I love a good mentalist. And so does this tiny ad:
Devious Experiments for a Truly Passive Greenhouse!
    Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic