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Here is a very real situation:
Sun Microsystems is opening a new campus in Brookfield, Colorado. The campus hasn't even been opened yet. Phase one will consist of 1800 employees. Sun has engineered the situation so that they can hire H-1B labor. How?
The positions are supposedly "New College Graduates", yet these positions require 5, 6 or even more years of experience and a bachelor's degree, plus in many cases specific knowledge of various Sun systems. This is all completely documented on Sun's site:
http://www.sun.com/corp_emp/colorado/search.cgi
Here in fact is a typical profile:
http://www.sun.com/corp_emp/colorado/search.cgi?req=533561
The place isn't even open yet. The Dice.Com listing say ten years experience required and "VERY" competitive salary for this particular position. Other similar positions have just been posted. I don't know wbhat you'd expect for someone in this position with these skills and this background, but my guess is at least $80-100K, right?
Remember, they JUST POSTED this announcement. And yet, Sun is ALREADY APPLYING for well over 1000 H-1B visas in Broomfield alone, with starting salaries of under $50K.
1800 new jobs. 5, 6, 8, 10 years experience. Being farmed out for under $50K.
Draw your own conclusions.
Joe
 
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Originally posted by Joe Pluta:
Here is a very real situation:
The positions are supposedly "New College Graduates", yet these positions require 5, 6 or even more years of experience and a bachelor's degree, plus in many cases specific knowledge of various Sun systems. This is all completely documented on Sun's site:
http://www.sun.com/corp_emp/colorado/search.cgi
Here in fact is a typical profile:
http://www.sun.com/corp_emp/colorado/search.cgi?req=533561


I looked at all the IT related positions that they have advertized under "New College Graduates" and found that the Job Role lists Project Leader! What the heck is happening here?

Originally posted by Joe Pluta:
The place isn't even open yet. The Dice.Com listing say ten years experience required and "VERY" competitive salary for this particular position. Other similar positions have just been posted. I don't know wbhat you'd expect for someone in this position with these skills and this background, but my guess is at least $80-100K, right?


For the type of skills & the # of years ? I'd hope so.

Originally posted by Joe Pluta:
Remember, they JUST POSTED this announcement. And yet, Sun is ALREADY APPLYING for well over 1000 H-1B visas in Broomfield alone, with starting salaries of under $50K.
1800 new jobs. 5, 6, 8, 10 years experience. Being farmed out for under $50K.
Draw your own conclusions.
Joe


There are plenty of IT professionals available in US to fill all these positions. I don't know whether to cry or be outraged. Wonder what Bill O'Reilly will have to say about this!
 
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Just for clarification, it's Broomfield, CO, and Sun's seven-building campus has been there for several years now.
 
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Brookfield was a typo.
As to the rest of it, I can only report what I read. According to the website, phase one isn't started yet, and the page is copyright 2003. But the page may very well be seven years out of date, Michael.
http://www.sun.com/corp_emp/colorado/campus.html
It's a little confusing as to whether the site is there or not there or being expanded or phase one or phase two or what. There is definitely a Sun presence at Interlocken Technology Park, but is that what this page was referring to, or is this new expansion? From your comments, it's probably just more jobs at the existing campus.
In any event, even if this ISN'T a brand new facility, the only thing that changes is the fact that the facility isn't brand new. The jobs seem to be new. They were just posted on Dice.Com (today, in fact), and at the same time Sun is requesting H-1B visas.
Again, draw your own conclusions. All I can do is tell you what I'm finding.
Joe
 
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"Brookfield" was a typo. Thanks, Michael!
The page itself:
http://www.sun.com/corp_emp/colorado/campus.html
It may well be seven years out of date. The current listings may be for new jobs at the existing campus. the only thing that changes is that the facility isn't new. The jobs are certainly new (posted today in fact) and yet Sun already has requests in for all those H-1B visas at a very low rate.
Joe
 
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