Thread regarding Intel Corp. layoffs

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Employees don’t have a platform for free speech anymore to talk about an issue that effects people in the tech industry across the board. What a joke these boards are.

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I just had an open position in my org. If I had been willing to hire an H1B I could have filled the position in two weeks max. The H1B would have been a recent college grad with no specialized skills, just an MS or PhD. Our company doesn’t hire H1Bs so I filled the position with a US citizen. Took 3 months to find and I had to pay more but the person has 30 years of experience.

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Post ID: @4hyu+17uPEfRY

This is how it works:

  • to survive site needs to run ads
  • to run ads it content needs to be 'clean' as nobody wants to advertise next to foul lang, racism etc
  • 80%+ of h1bs are from india
  • people rant about h1bs, which due to the bullet above turns into rants about an ethnic group
  • mods decide not to tolerate any h1b discussion, good or bad

read the rules, it's in the footer...

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Post ID: @2pfo+17uPEfRY

No one will ask because unlike being in the government, you can't bring up allegations without proof in the corporate world. Those complaining about H1B are just people that want to blame others for their own inability to get higher paying jobs. Intel's pay is c-ap for everyone(US citizen or not), but it has nothing to do with H1B. If you don't like it, do what I did and get a higher paying job elsewhere. Throughout the history of humanity, there has not been a better time to be a computer or software engineer than now. We're in the middle of a pandemic with EVERYONE being pushed to use computers all day everyday. Take advantage of the situation and get a better job.

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Post ID: @2bwm+17uPEfRY

Why can’t someone ask in open forum with ur CEO or town hall meeeting .. no guts to expose ur name then deserve to be low wages in Intel... intel abusing H1b from several years ... and paying less by changing the job code to engineer to senior architect, manager and senior engineer and putting send in USCIS and DOL dept.

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Post ID: @1jub+17uPEfRY

If both political parties are beholden to rich stock holders as you claim, then there's nothing that can ever be done. Just accept you can't beat the rich and deal with it. Why waste time complaining here?

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Post ID: @1kyp+17uPEfRY

Unfortunately, large tech companies, stock holders, Wall Street benefit from this and large tech companies support all political parties. Otherwise it would have been addressed.

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Post ID: @1tbl+17uPEfRY

We should report all abuses directly to the gov agencies ourselves.

L is more problematic. At least with H1B companies used to hire graduates of master and PhD programs. I don’t see The justification for L transfers. What I have seen is that you can actually find better talent in the local market than the people transferred with L visa. It is more open to abuses, and favoritism.

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Post ID: @1koi+17uPEfRY

If H1B is used to suppress wages as you claim, who do you think benefit from this? Billionaire stock share holders or engineers? Which political party do billionaires usually donate to? Think about that before you cast your vote this year.

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Post ID: @1kli+17uPEfRY

This entire industry is abusing this and has been for sometime. Not just Intel. On one hand if you take this away and let free markets be free markets likely salaries will rise back to the relative levels they were in the late 90s - and the companies will leave because of it. But the US doesn't seem to be able to attrack new fabs so what is the point...The bottom line is the program is being used to stabilize the labor pool for Intel. Not supplement scarce skills. They can hire and fire whenever they want without much consideration and pay you what they want to pay you. That is not the intent of the program.

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Post ID: @1cke+17uPEfRY

let try this another way i am a CONSERVATIVE employee who feels that HB1 and L visa REQUIRE an overall as they are abused throughout the tech world and disenfranchises US employees. These are SUPPOSED to be for specialized skills and i see InfoSec Managers on L visa, so you mean to tell me this skill was not available in the USA?

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Post ID: @1jfr+17uPEfRY

This site is useless. H1b and L visa process discussion wasn’t racists or about politics. Some may not like it but it is an issue that many agree across the board irrespective of their view points

The only groups that oppose the overhaul of H1b/L visa processes are large tech companies that benefit from these programs. I don’t see anything racist or political about this sentiment.

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Post ID: @nxz+17uPEfRY

We've had plenty of H1B discussions here. If people steer clear of politics and racism, they stay up. But I guess it's easier to complain than follow the rules.

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