Two-Thirds of Entry-Level Tech Jobs Go to Foreign Guest-Workers

Big Tech hiring foreigners from unranked colleges as Americans go unemployed

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A new report from Bloomberg reveals that up to two-thirds of entry-level tech jobs go to foreign guest workers from low-ranked colleges who don’t dare complain about long work long hours and low wages lest they destroy their chances of a green card – as opposed to hiring debt-laden American graduates willing to grind just as hard, yet have no such immigration leverage to exploit.

According to the report, the United States in 2018 had “between 96,000 and 143,000 openings in IT occupa­tions that typically went to candidates with a bachelor’s degree or higher in computer science or engineering.”

Meanwhile, the government grants annual “Occupational Practical Training” (OPT) work permits to hundreds of thousands of foreigners attending American universities – while also inviting roughly 85,000 foreign graduates to reside and work in the United States on H-1B work visas.

In total, “OPT participants accounted for anywhere from one-third to one-half of new hires. If you add H-1B candidates, up to two-thirds of openings went to guest workers,” reads the report, which Breitbart News‘ Neil Munro notes relies heavily on Rutgers University high-tech employment expert, Hal Salzman.

Setting the bar low

When it comes to education, few OPT workers attended ranked colleges. “More than 70% of nonresident computer science master’s degrees awarded in 2018 came from unranked programs, or those ranked 50 and lower by U.S. News and World Report. Just 17% came from schools ranked in the top 25. [universities].”

Breitbart News has extensively reported on the fraud-ridden OPT program — and its sister program, the Curricular Practical Training program — which provides Fortune 500 companies with roughly 400,000 cheap foreign workers each year.

The OPTs — and the many similar H-1B, L-12, J-1, and TN visa workers — fill many starter-jobs and mid-career white-collar jobs in a wide variety of industry sectors, including tech, healthcare, academia, accounting, and design.

Few of the OPT workers complain about their lower-wage jobs because their CEOs can fire them at will. – Breitbart

At least one million foreign workers are working in low-wage white collar jobs, according to the report, which says that the “Green Card Workforce” contributes to suppressed salaries and a lack of American innovation.

Read the rest of the report here.

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