Between Amazon, Meta, Microsoft, Alphabet (Google), about 100,000 workers were just laid off.

I’m so old, l remember last week (Jan 12) when they needed to hire more temporary imported tech workers:

Hiring skilled workers on H-1B visas is already hard enough for U.S. tech companies. A proposed fee hike could make it even worse.

Source: H-1B Visa Fee Increase Would Hamper Silicon Valley Hiring Skilled Foreign Talent

The H-1B visa is a temporary work visa, not a permanent work visa – which the media does not understand: Laid-Off Tech Workers On H-1B Visas Might Be Forced To Leave The Country (buzzfeednews.com)

The cognitive dissonance is amazing:

“We are already operating in an environment where there are very, very few jobs. We’re already existing in an environment where jobs are at risk,” Hiba Mona Anver, an immigration attorney at Erickson Immigration Group, said. “We are really hoping that things will start to get better, but this sort of increase in filing fees is only going to be another step in discouraging companies from sponsoring foreign talent.”

H-1B Visa Fee Increase Would Hamper Silicon Valley Hiring Skilled Foreign Talent (businessinsider.com)

The H-1B visa, granted to the employer, not the worker, provides a way to import temporary tech workers when there are allegedly many unfilled jobs. With “very, very few jobs” we need to encourage hiring more H-1B workers?

My brain is broken. But we already knew that.

By EdwardM

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