No. of Recommendations: 5
First comment after the article tells the tale:

"If there was really a skills gap then you would see huge wage increases in those fields. There are no wage increases however. At least not that match productivity gains or profits. I'm an engineer and I can tell first hand what is really happening. H-1b work visas are used by employers to keep wages low. However they need to tell the government that they can't find Americans to do the work to justify the H-1b work visas. This is why you have all these paid sponsors talking about "skills gap". Its a facade. "

Wow.

Totally hits it right there.

I've been working in a "high demand" field for over 20 years, and our wages (I ask around - not just mine) barely keep up with cost-of-living increases.
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