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  • Large Companies Game H-1B Visa Program, and Jobs Leave the U.S.

    11/10/2015 9:25:19 AM PST · by Theoria · 29 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10 Nov 2015 | Julia Preston
    Théo Négri, a young software engineer from France, had come up with so many novel ideas at his job at an Internet start-up in San Francisco that the American entrepreneur who hired him wanted to keep him on. So he helped Mr. Négri apply for a three-year work visa for foreign professionals with college degrees and specialized skills, mainly in technology and science. With his master’s degree from a French university and advanced computer abilities, Mr. Négri seemed to fit the bill. But his application for the H-1B visa was denied, and he had to leave the United States. Back...
  • The Avoidable Destruction of an Iconic American Industry

    11/07/2015 9:14:44 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/7/2015 | Michael J. Mueller
    As a result of China’s flooding the world market with cheap, state-subsidized aluminum and our president’s irrational aversion to fossil fuels, a 127-year-old American industry is in danger of disappearing. This week, the two largest primary aluminum producers in the United States announced curtailment of aluminum production at key smelters across the country. Alcoa announced that it was halting smelting operations at its Intalco Works (583 employees) and Wenatchee plants (428 employees) in Washington state, its Massena West plant in New York (500 employees) and that it was curtailing alumina refining capacity at its Point Comfort facility in Texas. Century...
  • How Accenture One-Upped Bangalore

    04/18/2007 6:37:19 PM PDT · by voletti · 22 replies · 643+ views
    Businessweek ^ | 4/23/07 | Businessweek
    When the Indian outsourcing upstarts came on strong five years ago, it looked as if some giants of the $600 billion tech services industry would fall like top-heavy palm trees in a Category 4 hurricane. The Indians' combination of high quality and super-low cost flattened the stock prices and revenues of companies such as EDS (EDS ), BearingPoint (BE ), and Capgemini. Even mighty ibm (IBM ), the No. 1 tech services player, has struggled to rebound. One Western company has come through stronger than ever, thoughand it did so by motoring straight into the eye of the storm. Accenture...
  • Chinese Firm Plans $1.3 Billion Purchase Of Texas Oil Lands

    10/25/2015 8:30:13 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 85 replies
    NPR ^ | October 25, 2015 | BRAKKTON BOOKER
    The Shanghai-listed Yantai Xinchao Industry Co. filed a security filing over the weekend announcing it would purchase Texas oil properties for 8.3 billion yuan. AFP/AFP/Getty Images A Chinese investment holding company intends to put down stakes in the United States after signing a letter of intent to purchase oil properties in western Texas for $1.3 billion through a limited liability partnership. The Shanghai-listed Yantai Xinchao Industry Co., said in a securities filing over the weekend, it was a purchasing oil lands in the Texas counties of Howard and Borden as part of the proposed acquisition of Ningbo Dingliang Huitong Equity...
  • The Zombie Programmers Awaken ... and they're pretty tetchy [SunTrust]

    10/22/2015 2:12:22 AM PDT · by markomalley · 56 replies
    The Register ^ | 10/22/15 | Dominic Connor
    Some HR person at Atlanta's SunTrust Banks has come up with what they genuinely believe is a clever idea after dumping 100 of its IT staff, the billion-dollar financial institution is requiring them to remain available to help out for free for two years.You can see how this makes sense; weve all had co-workers leave and then realised that they were the only one who understood some ancient REXX (ask your dad) or were the only actual F# programmer in the building (Visual F# and Visual C# are not even vaguely similar). As a new grad I found myself...
  • Marco Rubio: Disney's outsourcing 'enabler'?

    10/19/2015 10:41:23 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 76 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | October 17, 2015 | Leo Hohmann
    Nevada construction worker Paul Arnold will be standing out front of Disneyland in Anaheim, California, Saturday with his 8-year-old son, leading a protest and calling for a boycott of the iconic American company for its anti-American hiring policies. But more than anything he said hell be protesting the policies of GOP presidential hopeful Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. It was Disneys decision to fire 250 tech workers in its IT department and force them to train their foreign replacements. The Indian workers who will replace them will come to America on H1B guest worker visas and earn about $62,000 per year,...

    09/22/2015 7:54:46 PM PDT · by glenduh · 46 replies
    brietbart ^ | 22 Sep 2015 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina’s spokesperson Sarah I. Flores sent out an email blasting GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s advisor for claiming Fiorina outsourced her campaign work to India, calling that claim bizarre. In an email, Flores linked to a post on Twitter by Daniel Scavino, Jr., Trump’s presidential campaign advisor, that stated, “Carly Fiorina outsources campaign work to 3 companies outside ‪#USA (in India.) Mumbai Phone Works, East-West Synergy, & American Voices LTD.” Carly Fiorina outsources campaign work to 3 companies outside #USA (in India.) Mumbai Phone Works, East-West Synergy, & American Voices LTD. — Daniel Scavino Jr. (@DanScavino) September...
  • Hewlett-Packard Plans To Cut Up To 30,000 Jobs

    09/16/2015 3:47:51 AM PDT · by CutePuppy · 36 replies
    IBD ^ | 2015 September 15 | Russ Britt
    <p>Short columns must be excerpted to 50% at all times.</p>
  • Displaced Disney Cast Member: How They Replaced Me, Other Americans, With Cheap Foreigners On H1B...

    09/07/2015 11:07:16 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 138 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/07/15
    <p>As a patriotic and proud citizen of the United States, I have a story to share that has not only impacted my family, hundreds of colleagues, but also current and future United States workers.</p> <p>As I watched the grim faced Disney Executive, it was obvious that bad news was going to be delivered. The dead silence was broken when the Disney Executive made a harsh announcement. All of you in this room will be losing your jobs in the next 90 days. Your last day of employment for this company will be January 30, 2015. Your jobs have been given over to a foreign workforce. In the meantime you will be training your replacements until your jobs are 100 percent transferred over to them and if you dont cooperate you will not receive any severance pay. Also, if we dont feel confident that we have captured everything that you do we can, at our discretion, keep you longer than the 90 days until we have captured everything that you do with this job. Dont discuss this meeting with anybody else in the company. Everybody in the room was appalled at the message. I was completely silent thinking how this was going to affect my coworkers and how I was going to break the news to my wife and children back at home as I was the only person in my home with a steady job. How would I pay for all the expenses that go along with a home, a wife, and children?</p>
  • Donald Trump Wont Eat Oreos Ever Again Since Nabisco is Moving to Mexico

    08/22/2015 11:19:47 AM PDT · by xzins · 200 replies
    YoungCons ^ | August 22, 2015 | John S. Roberts
    Presidential candidate Donald Trump hosted an event last night in Alabama that saw between 18,000 and 20,000-plus people in attendance. Roll tide, apparently. During his speech, the Donald mentioned how he is a big fan of Oreo cookies, but will refuse to ever eat them again since Nabisco plans on moving to Mexico. From The Blaze: You know, Mexico is the new China, Trump told the crowd, referencing the recent decision by Nabisco to move its factories there. I love Oreos. Ill never eat them again. Okay? Ill never eat them again, Trump said. No, Nabisco closes the plant, they...
  • Chinese Textile Mills Are Now Hiring in Places Where Cotton Was King [China Outsourcing to the US !]

    08/09/2015 4:47:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    New York Times ^ | 08/03/2015 | By HIROKO TABUCHI
    <p>INDIAN LAND, S.C. Twenty-five years ago, Ni Meijuan earned $19 a month working the spinning machines at a vast textile factory in the Chinese city of Hangzhou.</p> <p>Now at the Keer Groups cotton mill in South Carolina, which opened in March, Ms. Ni is training American workers to do the job she used to do.</p>
  • Rediscovering the American Spirit in the Philippines

    07/11/2015 9:29:06 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 36 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | May 11, 2015 | Paul M Winters
    For the third time in less than a decade, I find myself back in my adopted hometown of Cebu City, Philippines. While the specific purpose of my visit is business related, the timing of this venture was well-received as I found myself in need of a break from the divisive nature of the current political climate back in the States. My respite has been a busy one, one of professional demands mixed in with a bit of sightseeing and pleasure-seeking, but what has struck me most about being back in the Philippines is a visual and emotional rediscovery of the...
  • The fed agency that was hacked by China apparently outsourced some data management to China

    06/18/2015 3:06:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/18/2015 | AllahPundit
    A leftover from yesterday that shouldn’t be missed. As you read this, bear in mind that our leader continues to insist he has complete confidence in OPM and its director. Some of the contractors that have helped OPM with managing internal data have had security issues of their own—including potentially giving foreign governments direct access to data long before the recent reported breaches. A consultant who did some work with a company contracted by OPM to manage personnel records for a number of agencies told Ars that he found the Unix systems administrator for the project “was in Argentina...
  • America, Wake The Hell Up

    05/04/2015 4:49:59 AM PDT · by SatinDoll · 48 replies
    The Market-Ticker ^ | May 5, 2015 | Karl Denninger
    Folks, there is exactly one way you're going to put a stop to this sort of nonsense: At the end of October, IT employees at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts were called, one-by-one, into conference rooms to receive notice of their layoffs. Multiple conference rooms had been set aside for this purpose, and in each room an executive read from a script informing the worker that their last day would be Jan. 30, 2015. Some workers left the rooms crying; others appeared shocked. This went on all day. As each employee received a call to go to a conference room,...
  • Feds wallop AT&T with $25M fine over stolen customer data

    04/08/2015 3:12:58 PM PDT · by blueyon · 9 replies
    C/Net ^ | 4/08/15 | by Marguerite Reardon
    AT&T settles with FCC over customer data that was stolen from data centers overseas and used to unlock stolen mobile phones. AT&T has reached a $25 million settlement with the Federal Communications Commission over stolen customer data from three international call centers. The data breaches took place at contracted call centers in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines, and involved the unauthorized disclosure of almost 280,000 U.S. customers' names, full or partial Social Security numbers and unauthorized access to protected account-related data. The FCC said the information obtained from these breaches was used to unlock codes for stolen phones. Workers at...
  • Southern California Edison IT workers 'beyond furious' over H-1B replacements

    02/04/2015 5:26:26 PM PST · by Bill_o'Rights · 189 replies
    Computerworld ^ | Feb 4, 2015 12:06 PM PT | Patrick Thibodeau
    Information technology workers at Southern California Edison (SCE) are being laid off and replaced by workers from India. Some employees are training their H-1B visa holding replacements, and many have already lost their jobs...The H-1B program "was supposed to be for projects and jobs that American workers could not fill," this worker said. "But we're doing our job. It's not like they are bringing in these guys for new positions that nobody can fill. "Not one of these jobs being filled by India was a job that an Edison employee wasn't already performing," he said...SCE employees said that since August,...
  • Red Light Cameras, Government Greed, and the Libertarian Quandary

    12/28/2014 9:36:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 28, 2014 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Like the good people of Arizona, I despise speed cameras. But not because I want reckless driving. Instead, my disdain is based on the fact that governments set up cameras where speed limits are preposterously low in order to generate revenue. And I speak from personal experience.Like the good people of Houston, I also despise red-light cameras.But once again, this isn’t because I want jerks racing through red lights and endangering innocent people. Instead, my opposition is based on the fact that greedy governments – operating recklessly – use such cameras as tools to fleece drivers.Holman Jenkins has a column...
  • Feeding the STEM Myth

    12/22/2014 8:25:08 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 65 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 18, 2014 | Spencer Irvine
    As we have reported, contrary to current wisdom, studies consistently show that there are more science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) majors than there are STEM jobs. Nevertheless, those with a vested interest in perpetuating the legend not only still claim that there is a STEM major shortage but declare that women are uniquely qualified to fill it. Recently, here in Washington, D.C., at George Washington University, Linda Rosen, CEO of Change the Equation (an organization geared toward more STEM education at the pre-K12 level and above), said, Employersare having difficulty finding the STEM talent they need. For example, she...
  • US business process, IT firms urged to seriously mull outsourcing in PH (Philippines)

    11/12/2014 2:39:50 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The Inquirer ^ | October 28, 2014 | US Bureau
    American information technology and business process management (IT-BPM) companies should take a serious look at the Philippines, which continues to be an ideal location for customer service and technical support outsourcing, the Philippine ambassador to the US advised. Ambassador Jose L. Cuisia, Jr. made this pitch to business executives and decision makers from Wall Street and Fortune 500 firms who attended a networking event hosted recently by the Philippine Consulate General in New York and the Seven Seven Corporate Group. The IT-BPM industry has been the fastest growing industry in the Philippines in the last 10 years, Cuisia said as...
  • Michelle Nunns Hopes in Georgia Are Fading in Final Stretch

    11/03/2014 1:36:14 AM PST · by Bettyprob · 36 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 11/02/2014 | Nate Cohn
    One of the few bits of bad news for Republicans over the last couple of months was the Georgia Senate race, where the Democrat, Michelle Nunn, pulled into a tie with the Republican, David Perdue, after a 2005 deposition was revealed in which Mr. Perdue said that he was proud of his record of outsourcing. But most polls over the last week or so show Mr. Perdue retaking a lead, with Ms. Nunn now trailing by about two or three percentage points. Mr. Perdues gains come from white voters. He now leads Ms. Nunn by about 40 percentage points among...
  • The Outsourcing Canard: There is no tax break for companies to ship jobs overseas.

    10/31/2014 6:51:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/31/2014 | Mona Charen
    When I fretted to my friend and colleague Jay Nordlinger that the Republicans may learn the wrong lessons from success in 2014, he noted sagely that he prefers to wait until the results are in before drawing any lessons. While that ought to have stayed my hand, I think some contours are discernible, and so I plunge in! The 2012 election was essentially a protracted exercise in character assassination. Democrats painted Romney and Republicans generally as extremist cretins who held rigid views on abortion, were hostile to the point of combat towards women, engineered the financial crisis to benefit their...
  • Silicon Valley Company Caught Paying Foreign Workers $1.21/Hr After $200M Quarter

    10/25/2014 8:14:02 AM PDT · by Hoodat · 47 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 24 Oct 2014 | Tony Lee
    A Silicon Valley tech company that reportedly made $200 million last quarter was importing foreign workers from India and paying them $1.21 an hour. According to the Labor Department, "about eight employees of Fremont-based Electronics For Imaging [EFI] were flown in from India and worked 120-hour weeks to help with the installation of computers at the company's headquarters." NBC Bay Area noted that "the employees were paid their regular hourly wage in Indian rupees, which translated to $1.21." EFI claimed it "unintentionally overlooked laws that require even foreign employees to be paid based on local US standards." The company reportedly...
  • Jobs Outsourced Overseas by Delawares U.S. Senator Chris Coons

    10/20/2014 4:57:00 AM PDT · by Moseley · 5 replies
    Red State ^ | October 20, 2014 | Johan Snyder
    Delawares Democrat U.S. Senator Chris Coons has outsourced over 2,170 high-paying Delaware jobs to China, Germany, the United Kingdom, and Switzerland from his familys business W.L. Gore and Associates. Yet in a bold act of chutzpah, Coons is also running for re-election by promising voters he will bring manufacturing jobs to the First State. Nationwide, Republicans have been hammered for many years with the false and unfair accusation that American jobs are going overseas because of Republican plans. Whereas Democrat Party policies harm the nation's business environment and drive employers out of the U.S.A., liberals come close to accusing Republicans...
  • Secrets of Saddam's nuclear programme hidden under tree

    09/25/2004 1:15:57 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 24 replies · 1,208+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | September 25, 2004 | KATHERINE PFLEGER SHRADER
    AN IRAQI scientist-turned-author says the most significant pieces of his countrys dormant nuclear programme were buried under a lotus tree in his backyard, untouched for more than a decade before the US-led invasion in 2003.But their existence, Dr Mahdi Obeidi writes in a new book, is evidence that the international community should remain vigilant as other countries try to replicate Iraqs successes before the 1991 Gulf war to develop components necessary for a nuclear weapon. In The Bomb in my Garden, Dr Obeidi details Saddams quest for a nuclear bomb: "Although Saddam never had nuclear weapons at his disposal, the...
  • One million Filipinos join booming Philippine outsourcing

    09/24/2014 3:23:12 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 25 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 11 hours ago | AFP
    The Philippines' booming outsourcing industry now employs a million people after growing almost tenfold in just over a decade, the industry association said Wednesday. Widely considered as second only to India, Philippine outsourcing is expected to earn $18 billion this year, said the IT and Business Process Association Philippines.
  • Off-shoring American jobs - good for corporations, bad for everyone else

    09/20/2014 2:28:08 PM PDT · by Noremac · 44 replies
    Communities Digital News ^ | September 20, 2014 | Richard Cameron
    <p>Every now and then I see an article that is so reality deficient that it commits what amounts to sexual assault against common sense. Actually I see them all the time, but one in particular had me shaking my head.</p>
  • Burgers via call center? Jack in the Box...outsourcing fast-food orders.

    09/08/2014 12:53:05 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 41 replies
    The Christian Underground ^ | n.d. | Craig Portwood
    Burgers via call center? Jack in the Box in Charlotte North Carolina testing process of outsourcing fast-food orders. That crackling voice taking your order at a fast-food drive-through may come from a lot farther away than the restaurant: Try Texas, or even overseas. San Diego-based Jack in the Box has tested outsourced drive-through order-taking since mid-2008 at seven of its 30 Charlotte-area restaurants. Spokeswoman Kathleen Anthony declined to specify the locations, though workers at the Cotswold restaurant in Charlotte recently said their restaurant uses the system. The technology is intended to improve speed, accuracy and service, freeing up restaurant employees...
  • Have You Taken Your Obama Loyalty Oath?

    08/05/2014 4:16:09 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 33 replies
    The Federalist ^ | August 5, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    Jonathan Alter at the Daily Beast has an idea that will infuse the presidents economic patriotism rhetoric with some bite: Compel companies to take loyalty oaths to prove their patriotism. You may find this suggestion a little creepy, maybe even a little fascistic; but Alter says that its time for red-blooded Americans to take matters into our own hands. And by taking the matter into our hands, Alter means that President Obama would unilaterally bar any company that practices inversion corporate merging with foreign firms to save on U.S. tax bills from doing business with the federal government....
  • Where China Goes To Outsource Its Own Soaring Labor Costs

    07/25/2014 7:01:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/25/2014 | Tyler Durden
    30 years ago, the great outsourcing wave took millions of US low-skilled jobs and planted them right in the heart of China, which was about to undergo the fastest industrialization-commercialization-financialization experiment in history. $26 trillion in bank assets later, the world's biggest housing bubble, and a teetering financial system that every day depends on Beijing making the correct central-planning decision (of kicking the can one more day, of course) or else the biggest financial collapse in history will take place, all lubricated by years of inflation in everything and most certainly wages, and suddenly outsourcing jobs in China is...
  • Backlash In U.S. Against Foreign Worker Visas Growing

    07/06/2014 11:03:16 AM PDT · by PoloSec · 50 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | July 6 2014 | LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ and PAUL WISEMAN
    Kelly Parker was thrilled when she landed her dream job in 2012 providing tech support for Harley-Davidson's Tomahawk, Wisconsin, plants. The divorced mother of three hoped it was the beginning of a new career with the motorcycle company. The dream didn't last long. Parker claims she was laid off one year later after she trained her replacement, a newly arrived worker from India. Now she has joined a federal lawsuit alleging the global staffing firm that ran Harley-Davidson's tech support discriminated against American workers in part by replacing them with temporary workers from South Asia. The firm, India-based Infosys...
  • This IT worker had to train an H-1B replacement (Bring back American jobs!)

    06/16/2014 7:06:58 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 30 replies
    Computerworld ^ | June 10, 2014 03:10 PM ET | Patrick Thibodeau
    U.S. workers protested job losses to foreign workers by displaying American flags in their cubicles
  • The Paying To Work For Free VFX Business Model (Gov funded college degrees for this)

    06/13/2014 6:04:53 PM PDT · by ransomnote
    vfxsoldier.wordpress.com ^ | 2012 | VFXSoldier (pen name of blogger)
    New horizontal expansion includes government-funded Bachelors and Masters programs wherein students pay Digital Domain to work for Digital Domain Soon after my tweet I get an email from a new VFX blogger called OccupyVFX who was able to find audio of the presentation given by Digital Domains CEO John Textor. The whole 22 minute presentation is posted above but the surprising part starts around 15:40 when Mr. Textor talks about their new VFX school in Florida called Digital Domain Institute: Classes starting in the education space, whats interesting is the relationship between the digital studio and the college. Not only...
  • As Ties With China Unravel, US Companies Head to Mexico

    06/12/2014 2:19:05 PM PDT · by JerseyanExile · 4 replies
    New York Times ^ | MAY 31, 2014 | Damien Cave
    With labor costs rising rapidly in China, American manufacturers of all sizes are looking south to Mexico with what economists describe as an eagerness not seen since the early years of the North American Free Trade Agreement in the 1990s. From border cities like Tijuana to the central plains where new factories are filling farmland, Mexican workers are increasingly in demand. American trade with Mexico has grown by nearly 30 percent since 2010, to $507 billion annually, and foreign direct investment in Mexico last year hit a record $35 billion. Over the past few years, manufactured goods from Mexico have...
  • Minimum Wage Push by Democrats Gains Supportof Robots and Overseas Call Centers

    05/21/2014 12:32:05 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 5 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | May 21, 2014 | Paul M Winters
    You may not realize it, but the next time you run through your local fast food drive-thru, that sweet and helpful voice on the other end may not be coming from the register, but half-way around the world, and if left-wing activists have their way, it may become an industry standard. Democrats frustrated by the lack of enthusiasm for their election-year push to increase the federal minimum wage need only look to outsource destinations such as India, the Philippines and elsewhere to find vocal support, as well as the reasons for apprehension among American voters for their signature policy initiative....
  • Price of fixing, upgrading Obamacare website rises to $121 million

    04/30/2014 8:26:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 04/30/2014 | By Tom Howell Jr. and Stephen Dinan
    Fixing the Obamacare website to get it ready to handle a second round of enrollments will cost the federal government $121 million, according to Accenture, the contractor hired to repair the glitchy website after the original contractor, CGI Federal, was fired in January. The deal, which Accenture announced on its website Tuesday, costs more than the $93.7 million it took CGI Federal to build HealthCare.gov in the first place. Its also $30 million more than the government projected for fixes just a few months ago, when it called in Accenture on an emergency basis to try to keep President Obamas...
  • GM boosting China production capacity to 5 million

    04/20/2014 10:35:27 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 20, 2014 10:49 AM EDT
    The president of General Motors said Sunday that the company and local partners are boosting production capacity for GM-brand vehicles in China to 5 million. Speaking at the Beijing auto show, Dan Ammann said the company also expects sales of its Cadillac luxury cars to double to 100,000 next year. General Motors Co. and its Chinese partners are in the midst of what the company has said is a $12 billion investment program through 2017.
  • Walgreens urged to leave US to gain tax benefit

    04/14/2014 7:26:05 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 35 replies
    Financial Times ^ | 4/14/14 (I think) | Ed Hammond
    OK it's not Walmart, but it's a serious issue nevertheless. America needs to keep, start, build and GROW global companies right here in America. Stop this nonsense.
  • Lawsuit: Oracle called $50K 'good money for an Indian'

    01/14/2014 8:21:14 PM PST · by coldphoenix · 60 replies
    IT World ^ | 14 Jan 2014 | Chris Kanaracus
    A former Oracle sales manager is suing the vendor, alleging he was fired shortly after complaining of discriminatory actions by his superior and other company officials. Ian Spandow was a high-performing sales manager at Oracle in Europe and later California, according to his lawsuit filed last week in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. After coming aboard in 2005, he trained more than 1,000 new hires and gave skills coaching to hundreds of others, the suit states. Spandow was subsequently promoted in January 2008 to the position of coaching manager, and after continued success was promoted to...
  • Obamacare Outsourced

    01/13/2014 8:09:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Economic Populist blog ^ | January 12, 2014 | Robert Oak
    The Obama administration has offshore outsourced Obamacare. They made Accenture the lead contractor for the website healthcare.gov. The contract is estimated to be worth $90 million and the original contractor, CGI Federal, is out. We pointed out earlier that the failed Obamacare website was poetic justice as CGI Federal is also an offshore outsourcer of U.S. jobs. But now the poster boy for labor arbitrage, offshore tax havens, and bloated, often failed government contracts is in charge, Accenture. Accenture is one of the biggest offshore outsourcers of American jobs. In 2012 they used 4,037 H-1B Visas alone and are ranked...
  • Is Your Job About To Be Outsourced By A Computer (The Probability Is 47%)

    12/11/2013 7:44:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12/11/2013 | Tyler Durden
    Productivity. Every employer loves it, and every employee is fascinated by it, especially if it comes in cute colors, a retina screen, and weighs under a pound... at least until such time as "productivity" results in the loss of the employee's job, which in turn makes the employer love it even more as it results in even higher profits, even if it means one more pink slip and a 91 million people outside the labor force. With a labor force already in turmoil as millions drop out every year never to be heard from again, made obscolete by the...
  • Infosys to pay $35 million, settle visa fraud case in US (ObamaCare Contractor for DC Exchange)

    10/30/2013 4:45:28 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 1 replies
    Times of India ^ | 10/30/13 | Chidanand Rajghatta
    IT services major Infosys is expected to cough up nearly $35 million (Rs 215 crore) in penalties said to be the biggest fine of its kind in American history to settle visa fraud allegations with the US justice department. The settlement, reached with the East Texas Attorney's office, is to be announced on Wednesday, though the market has long had an inkling of the deal from Infosys' regulatory filing. Infosys acknowledged receiving a federal grand jury subpoena seeking records related to its sponsorships for B-1 business visas and its use of them, according to an October 11 filing,...
  • Waxman Claims Private Sector Responsible for Obamacare Glitches

    10/22/2013 5:16:32 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 44 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 22, 2013 | Staff
    Rep. Henry Waxman (D., Calif.) blamed the private contractors retained by HHS to build and administer healthcare.gov for the websites extensive glitches Tuesday on MSNBC. Waxman said Secretary of Health & Human Services Kathleen Sebelius was not aware of all of the technicalities pertaining to the Obamacare website and thus should not be held responsible for its failure. Shes done a terrific job, Waxman said, I have a great deal of confidence in her. The private sector, according to Waxman, failed to live up to their contractual obligations even with all of the money they got. The California congressman suggested...
  • Obamacare Tech Firm Tried, Failed to Build Gun Registry in Canada

    10/22/2013 8:26:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 90 replies
    Breitbart News ^ | 22 Oct 2013 | Joel B. Pollak
    CGI, the Canadian company whose U.S. subsidiary built the failed Obamacare website, was once contracted to build a federal gun registry for the Canadian government... CGI's contract was canceled in 2007 after a report by the Auditor General found that the Canadian Firearms Information System (CFIS) being built by CGI was "significantly over budget" and that it had been plagued by delays. The Conservative government that took power in 2006 canceled CGI's gun registry contract, and eventually repealed the Canadian gun registry entirely. ... The failed gun registry was only one of CGI's many Canadian failures, which included canceled contracts...
  • Obamacare Website Violates Licensing Agreement for Copyrighted Software

    10/17/2013 11:52:53 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 68 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | October 17, 2013 | JERYL BIER
    Company to pursue action against HHS for using copyrighted web script. Healthcare.gov, the federal government's Obamacare website, has been under heavy criticism from friend and foe alike during its first two weeks of open enrollment. Repeated errors and delays have prevented many users from even establishing an account, and outside web designers have roundly panned the structure and coding of the site as amateurish and sloppy. The latest indication of the haphazard way in which Healthcare.gov was developed is the uncredited use of a copyrighted web script for a data function used by the site, a violation of the licensing...
  • ObamaCare Site Creator: 'People Fainting In Conference Calls'

    10/16/2013 4:23:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 16, 2013 | John Nolte
    CGI Federal is the Canadian IT contractor responsible for creating most of the ObamaCare website. Tuesday, after describing the site as a "complete train wreck," the Washington Post took an in-depth look at the company -- its origins, track record, and how it landed the ObamaCare contract. It is all worth a read, but one staffer told the Post that the working environment at CGI is so awful today that "People are getting sick, fainting in conference calls." The healthcare.gov debacle has taken its toll on the working environment at CGI Federal's 10-story complex in Fairfax, Va., according to a...
  • Only 5 Iowans Have Signed Up For ObamaCare, Will Media Report?

    10/10/2013 3:48:37 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 9 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | Thursday, October 10, 2013 | Noel Sheppard
    With all eyes on how many people have actually signed up for ObamaCare, it will be interesting to see how honest the media will be concerning this matter if the numbers are disappointing. For example, it was reported by Cedar Rapids, Iowa's ABC affiliate KCRG Wednesday that only five Iowans have actually been successful.

    10/10/2013 2:02:00 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/10/13 | Wynton hall
    Not a single resident of President Barack Obama's home state of Hawaii has signed up for Obamacare, reports CBS's D.C. affiliate. Hawaii officials say Obamacare's nationwide website failures have prevented the state's citizens from accessing even basic premium and healthcare plan information. Coral Andrews, executive director of the state's Obamacare "Health Connector" exchange, said she does not know when Hawaii will be able to relaunch its busted Obamacare exchange.
  • Flashback: H-1B workers in line for Obamacare work

    10/10/2013 1:20:49 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 8 replies
    Computerworld ^ | 9/25/2013 | Patrick Thibodeau
    Some state governments are willing to hire offshore IT service providers to work on healthcare IT projects under controversial contracts that don't bar use of temporary foreign labor, or workers on H-1B visas. Two multimillion-dollar government healthcare IT projects, one in Illinois and the other in the District of Columbia, illustrate what's going on. In Illinois, Cognizant was awarded a $74.1 million contract in June to upgrade the state's Medicaid systems to meet the requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. In January, the District of Columbia awarded Infosys a $49.5 million contract to develop a...
  • Obamacare SIte CODE,..click at own risk

    10/10/2013 8:57:07 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 39 replies
    healtchcare.gov ^ | October 9 2013 | self
    The Obamacare Sode said to be utter trash by several IT guys CLICK LINK AT OWN RISK! https://www.healthcare.gov/marketplace/global/en_US/registration.js
  • Heres everything you need to know about Obamacares error-plagued websites

    10/10/2013 7:41:35 AM PDT · by posterchild · 39 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Oct 9, 2013 | Timothy B. Lee
    The new health-care exchanges created by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, have been in the news lately. And not in a good way. The system has been overwhelmed with traffic and plagued by bugs. Who built the system? And why are they having so many problems? Read on to find out. What do the Obamacare exchange websites do? The exchanges are online marketplace where millions of Americans who don't receive health insurance from their employers will be able to purchase coverage. The system is designed to work like any other e-commerce site. Users can...