I think instead of bringing people into the country to do IT work, train people in our country first! Half of the people I work around I can barely understand, the accents are too damn thick! Funny that so many in India study Oracle/Informatics/DBA skills, hell most IT skills. We need to train our own people to do the same things. But we charge $30K for that training... Then need to up the H1-B count to compensate for the shortage!?!?!?!?! There are people out there that need jobs. I bet there are people who are smart enough to handle IT work, that never get a chance because of their skin color/social status/etc.
I shouldn't have to compete with these people... I do think the EEOC should have provisions that state the best local candidate gets preference. ugh.
21 August 2007