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Donald Trump

Why Trump believes his H-1B plan is serious

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump wants to make it more expensive to hire foreign workers, and in doing so, encourage the hiring of U.S. workers.

White House

Petition on OPT program ruling draws thousands of names

A petition on the White House's "We the People" site urging a quick response to a court ruling affecting STEM students on student visas is fast gaining signatures.

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Donald Trump, zingers and all, emerges as sharp H-1B critic

Businessman Donald Trump's plan for the H-1B visa would make it harder and more expensive for tech companies to replace U.S. workers with foreign help.

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Working STEM students may be forced to leave U.S. next year, says court

A federal judge made a ruling this week that could force tens of thousands of foreign workers, many of whom are employed at tech companies on student visas, to return to their home countries early next year.

Nothing is ever completely outsourced

Every outsourced project needs an internal team to keep it on track.

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As it sets IT layoffs, Citizens Bank shifts work to India via Web

Citizens Bank in Rhode Island has offered its IT employees solid middle-class wages and good benefits, but this slice of the America Dream is ending for many of them. Bank IT employees are training replacements in India to take over...

Turns out finger-pointing can get VERY pointed

Something has gone very wrong in a multi-consultant gig, and now one consultancy is blaming another for creating the problem -- and for attempting to frame the first consultancy for causing the incident.

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With H-1B visa, diversity doesn’t apply

There's a dramatic difference where tech H-1B workers come from, depending on whether India-based outsourcers are involved.

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Despite H-1B lottery, offshore firms dominate visa use

Offshore outsourcers with ties to India once again snapped up tens of thousands of skilled-worker visas.

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Why CIOs can’t wait to renegotiate their outsourcing contracts

As business needs — and the new technologies required to support them — evolve ever more rapidly, outsourcing contracts signed just a year or two ago are already stale.

Gov. Scott Walker

In Scott Walker's state, Democrats seek outsourcing penalties

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is still a cipher on offshore outsourcing and the H-1B issue. But Wisconsin lawmakers have introduced anti-outsourcing legislation that could shed light on Walker's views, if the bill makes it to his desk. ...

The White House

Will the White House disappoint on H-1B displacements?

Signals are mixed on whether the Obama administration will take action or wait for Congress to change the law.

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Microsoft, Rubio, Sessions and the H-1B ground war

Microsoft is laying off workers. Sen. Marco Rubio is running for president. Sen. Jeff Sessions sees a surplus of unemployed skilled IT workers. And all are talking about the H-1B visa program in one way or another.

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Top 5 factors driving IT outsourcing growth

Despite insourcing efforts, the expansion of nearshore centers is not necessarily taking work away from offshore locations. Eric Simonson of the Everest Group discusses the five main drivers responsible for the rise in domestic...

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A look at California's effort to build an H-1B firewall

California lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it difficult for state-regulated utilities to replace U.S. workers with H-1B workers. It may be one of the most significant anti-offshoring measures in years.

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Revisiting Jeb Bush on the H-1B visa -- and the displaced IT worker who asked for help

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush does not come across as particularly sympathetic to displaced IT workers, and favors raising the current cap on H-1B visas.

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Labor Dept. plans H-1B probe -- one that could have an impact

The U.S. Department of Labor now plans to investigate whether H-1B visa-holders can be used to replace U.S. IT workers, and will focus on the displacement of employees at Southern California Edison.

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In a turnabout, Disney ABC TV cancels plans to outsource IT jobs

Two weeks ago, the Disney ABC Television Group told a team of approximately 30 to 35 application developers that they were being laid off. Then on Thursday, the layoffs were suddenly rescinded.

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