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StockGoddess posts,

"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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It's been like that for 30 years.

I spent most of my career in the oil & gas and chemical industry. If you looked at any chemistry or chemical engineering journal you'd see these job advertisements for a Ph.D. with 15 years experience, salary $35,000/yr. when most Fortune 500 companies were paying $100,000 or more for someone with those skills. Why would they waste their time advertising such a job? If you can show you received no responsive resumes to the job posting, they'll give you a visa to bring in your Indian or Chinese cousin at the bargain salary advertised.

Wealthy Sons of Privilege like Mitt Romney would call it patriotism.

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