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[–] SquarebobSpongebutt 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

Companies are already smart to this. They are not hiring foreigners anymore. They are contracting out all positions to outsourcing firms that then hire the foreigners. The counts don't match because they may have 3 times as many foreigners working at any given time.

If they do a straight replacement they may actually pay the same or more. My old company actually paid more salary for each Indian per the contract but there were no other costs (insurance, time off, hiring/firing costs) so they were cheaper overall on paper. Of course the rework and slower overall output wound up eating any savings but they never saw that on paper.

[–] Fullmetal 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

We need to close those loopholes, and make companies accountable for the hiring practices of their contractors.

[–] SquarebobSpongebutt 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

The whole visa process is screwed. You legally can't use a visa to replace an existing worker but if you contract it out you aren't legally replacing them. If you also change their job requirements so they don't meet them you can then replace them. Which is why you see bullshit like needing 5 years experience in a 2 year old technology. They know nobody can meet that and then they can just get the visa and change their requirements.

[–] autoencoder 1 points -1 points (+0|-1) ago 

One way to do this is to hire people/agencies in India, driving up their prices :)

[–] AnarchicAlpaca 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Yes. see "Indeed."