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Friday, July 18, 2014

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella promised his employees that "we will go through this process in the most thoughtful and transparent way possible." Analysts told USA Today that the number being let go was "larger than expected."The "vast majority" of employees will reportedly be notified "within the next six months" and "earn severance and job transition help in many locations." Microsoft employs 125,000 people.


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Bill Gates, along with Sheldon Adelson and Warren Buffett, advocated removing "the worldwide cap on the number of visas that could be awarded to legal immigrants who had earned a graduate degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States."However, numerous nonpartisan scholars and studies have determined that there is a surplus – not a shortage – of American high-tech workers. Moreover, after a recent Census report found that "74% of those with a bachelor's degree in these subjects don't work in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) jobs," the mainstream media may finally be catching on and taking away the high-tech industry's "free pass." CBS News, for instance, concluded that the Census data suggest the high-tech industry's contention that there is a shortage of American high-tech "is largely a myth."


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dubious at best.

#1 | Posted by ichiro at 2014-07-18 09:27 AM | Reply | Flag:

What makes it dubious to you ichiro?

More people are graduating with STEM degrees than jobs are opening up but the major players still want guest visas.

I will be the first to admit a lot of these graduates do not have the STEM aptitude that would make the high caliber employees or lack the work ethic that companies demand, thinking that a STEM degree makes them invaluable no matter how little the produce. However when we see barely over a quarter of graduates staying in STEM you have to question is it really the quality of graduates or is it the demands of employers at question?

#2 | Posted by TaoWarrior at 2014-07-18 09:48 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Serious contortions going on at the Breitbart cesspool.


#3 | Posted by Dave at 2014-07-18 11:50 AM | Reply | Flag:

H1B Bill Gates has been screaming that he needs more foreign workers for decades. What a fraud.

#4 | Posted by nullifidian at 2014-07-18 11:53 AM | Reply | Flag:

Bill wants to hire programmers at bean-picker rates.

#5 | Posted by DeadSpin at 2014-07-18 01:01 PM | Reply | Flag:

Same strategy ACORN used for 'community activists,' Deadspin.

#6 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-07-19 10:57 PM | Reply | Flag:

H1B Bill Gates has been screaming that he needs more foreign workers for decades. What a fraud.


It's funny, I recently went to a dinner party with my old boss and co-workers. One of the indian guys I'd worked with since I'd started (he was hired at the beginning of the project in 2010) was talking about immigration and he asked me, why does your country allow so many H1B visas? Said screw the --------, what is really killing your jobs are people like us and we do the same as mexicans. Group up with roommates to save money and send most of the money back home. Said the main difference is that we take the jobs most Americans want, not the "laborer" work that the mexicans take.

Thought it was interesting that he would have that attitude until I remember that of the many Indians I've worked with at that place, he was one of about 3 that were working on getting their green cards with the intention of becoming citizens.

#7 | Posted by Lohocla at 2014-07-20 03:07 PM | Reply | Flag:

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