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H1-B Visa Abuse

Newspaper IT employees 'angry as hell' over foreign workers

A government form, called the Labor Condition Application, is being posted on bulletin boards at the offices of various newspapers in the chain. This form alerts workers that at least one H-1B worker is being used.

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Former insider’s book explores morality of offshore outsourcing

The fictional account of a project manager was inspired by the author's experiences of running some outsourcing operations at IBM.

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The Texas woman on fire about H-1B visa use

Jennifer Wedel, whose husband was unemployed at the time she asked President Obama about the issue, is now an H-1B activist.

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Verizon is offshoring jobs, records say

Verizon has been moving call center work overseas, and IT jobs may be shifting as well.

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The pain of training your replacement

At New York Life, IT employees are training overseas workers to do their jobs. It takes an emotional toll, and there are odd rules and processes to follow.

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How to build cybersecurity into outsourcing contracts

IT outsourcing customers must take greater care in building cyber-risk protection into their IT services and cloud computing deals.

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HPE to sell majority stake in Indian IT services provider Mphasis

Hewlett Packard Enterprise is to sell its majority stake in Indian IT services provider Mphasis to Blackstone Group, in a deal that will help the Palo Alto, California, company raise capital as well as continue to get services...

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New York company profited by sending state records to India

A New York IT contractor "swelled its profits" by outsourcing government work offshore that should not have left the state. A major part of the work was sent to India in violation of state security rules, New York investigators said.

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NTT Data to acquire Dell’s services business

NTT Data, the IT services subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph & Telephone, has entered into an agreement to acquire Dell’s IT services business, a move that could make the Japanese company an important player in the U.S. market.

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Trump gives displaced IT workers attention, and he's not alone

U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), flanked by laid-off IT workers on Tuesday, spoke about the abuse of the H-1B visa system. The press conference was another sign of the rising political visibility of the H-1B issue.

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IT workers dispute Disney rehiring claims

Laid-off IT workers at Disney dispute company statements that Disney has hired back more than 100 of them.

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Ahead of Senate's H-1B hearing, a look at the early warnings

In 1995, then U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich warned Congress about the H-1B program -- warnings that went unheeded. A Senate subcommittee takes another look at the program on Thursday.

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Hertz cuts IT jobs as it shifts to IBM

Hertz has warned around 230 IT workers that their jobs may be at risk as it expands its outsourcing work with IBM -- and that number will likely go up.

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The photo of the last stand of doomed IT workers

The IT employees at Northeast Utilities in Connecticut tried to save their jobs. The contacted local media, local politicians. They told anyone who would listen what was going on.

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Laid-off IT workers muzzled as H-1B debate heats up

IT workers in the U.S. are challenging their replacement by foreign visa holders. Lawsuits are on the rise. Lawmakers are being called. And yet many of those most directly affected by outsourcing aren't allowed to fully tell their...

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Disney IT workers allege conspiracy in layoffs, file lawsuits

Disney IT workers laid off a year ago are accusing the company and the outsourcing firms it hired of engaging in a "conspiracy to displace U.S. workers."

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Bloomberg champions limitless H-1B visas

As a third-party presidential candidate, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg could become a tech industry favorite.

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Alan Greenspan renews call for H-1B expansion

For more than 15 years, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan has been a part of the H-1B debate. Yesterday, he weighed in again.

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