USA (Citizens) Wireless Software Developers and Testers were let go in Feb. But H1B Visa software developers and testers working in other wireless department were kept. Shouldn't the USA Citizens be offered the H1B visa guys job. Why isn't HR offering the H1B visa guys jobs to the USA Citizen (at the H1B visa) salary, before letting the USA Citizen go.
The entire purpose of H1B Visa employees is because there are not enough specific skilled people (let's say sw dev and tester) within the company. Well, Nokia/ALU just let go 15+ Sw Dev and Testers. Why weren't they offered the H1B Visa guys position? Especially since both the H1B Visa guys and the USA Citizen guys have the same exact skill set (and the USA guys have much more experience in wireless 15+ years then the H1B guys). I think many employees would take a salary cut if needed to continue working at Nokia/ALU (at least until they are qualified for pension).
Why isn't HR doing something about this?