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The US economy continued to add jobs in February, with a big jump among firms engaged in computer systems design. But enough people came back into the labor pool after sitting on the sidelines for heaven knows how long that the official unemployment rate held steady at 8.3 per cent. The Bureau of Labor Statistics said in its …

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Anonymous Coward

ARE THEY

importing the workforce from India like they do here in the UK to save costs?

They come over from India but the company importing them pays the salary in India not in the UK.

We lose out on jobs and tax.

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Re: ARE THEY

Mostly, no.

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Anonymous Coward

Re: ARE THEY

I agree with the UK points. Too many projects these days are staffed by non-UK'rs. I'm sure a massive dent in UK unemployment could be made by having local UK staff. Most of the guys we have have little actual experience.

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Re: ARE THEY

You work in the US you pay US taxes. If you are a US citizen and earn more than $100k in money over seas Uncle Sam wants his cut . Some how they same does not apply to corporations .

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Linux

H1B Visas

In the US, the surge in logging for and steadily increasing H1B visas -originally established as an emergency stop-gap measure to ensure sufficient scientific personal were available to American industry- now has agencies recruiting and importing anyone for anything. When the US isn't exporting work, they are importing labor; all the while not addressing illegal immigration that further dilutes the work force driving down wages. Yay.

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Gimp

So what?

Funny that, all of this focus on unemployment in the States yet the two elephants on the dance floor Outsourcing and VISA abuse get no mention in the commodity media.

Despite the unemployment situation the VISA caps are still being raised and there are many more different kinds of VISA with overlapping access and outsourcing still continues to drain real jobs out of the US.

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