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[–] 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 :)

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

We're already doing that, and it's created a sellers market. Some American companies are afraid to offend their Indian "coworkers" because they can just go find new jobs. There's so much American IT work being outsourced to India that they have more jobs than people right now. Once they've invaded your company they're exceptionally difficult to get rid of without sacrificing most of the workforce. These Indian fucks will be pulling down 1/4 an American's salary, but they have a buffet of jobs to choose from if they get pissed off at you. Their wages are good for India, and they can always negotiate a raise, but they're so cheap that American companies trapped in the outsourcing game can't afford to pay American salaries any more.

Outsourcing to cheap Indian workers is like meth for American corporations. Once they get that first taste they're addicted, and they'll quickly turn to sucking dick just to avoid paying for their next hit.