Excellent scholarly piece taking aim at the claims of a software labor shortage at http://heather.cs.ucdavis.edu/itaa.html . 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.
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.
Whoa! 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. ------------------ Regards, Travis M. Gibson, SCJP Java Developer www.travismgibson.com firstname.lastname@example.org