Sunday, March 23, 2014

Tech Companies Say Better to Import More Workers Than Retrain Experienced Ones

"WASHINGTON, March 19,2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Addressing a media conference call today, Scott Corley, executive director of Compete America, asserted that the large high-tech companies he represents would rather bring in more H-1B temporary workers than retrain experienced American employees."

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Corley replied: "If it could be done as easily, there would be less value in the worker. ... You're saying it's easy to be trained into these fields, but if that were true, there would be no value; they wouldn't be high-paying jobs. You would be able to find them anywhere."

"Mr. Corley made clear companies would rather use the H-1B visa to hire younger, cheaper temporary workers," IEEE-USA President Gary Blank said.

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-- http://m.prnewswire.com/news-releases/tech-companies-say-better-to-import-more-workers-than-retrain-experienced-ones-says-ieee-usa-251079061.html.

See also You'd Rather Import Than Retrain. Why? by Carolyn Mathas.

People wonder why the younger generation has no interest in getting in to the STEM fields. They are not stupid, they read garbage like the above just like you and I can. Why pursue such an education when the jobs only go to the cheapest people?