February 3, 2009

H-1B, offshoring supporters get key Obama Administration posts

Filed under: FYI,US — 7macaw @ 5:53 pm
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President Barack Obama has filled some of his top White House posts with people who not only support expanding the H-1B visa program, but also see offshore outsourcing as a plus for the U.S. economy. That group includes the president’s new pick to run the Commerce Department, Sen. Judd Gregg (R-N.H.).

But another one of Obama’s choices, Diana Farrell, may be just as important in shaping White House policy. The former director of the McKinsey Global Institute, McKinsey & Co.’s economics research arm, Farrell has been tapped to serve on the National Economic Council and as deputy economic adviser to the president.

McKinsey, a management consulting firm, has published research that argues that offshore outsourcing to low-wage countries brings “substantial benefits” to the U.S. Its studies and reports have been cited by the tech industry in support of the H-1B visa program.

Source: Computerworld


  1. We will continue losing jobs in the States, because the more employers will be seeking for lower-cost workforce out of the States.

    Comment by bhb — February 3, 2009 @ 10:15 pm | Reply

  2. Do you think all that come on H1B are good…. US companies think they are hiring cheap, they are also hiring bad… Quality will suck….

    Comment by H1B_CHEAP_LABOR — February 4, 2009 @ 9:55 am | Reply

  3. Consider this, at the DOL website:

    14. How do I file an H-1B complaint?

    Complaints should be filed with the Wage and Hour office which has jurisdiction over the physical location of the employer. Check the ‘blue pages’ in the local telephone book or

    The form to file a complaint (Form WH-4) can be downloaded at


    Click to access WH-4.pdf

    U.S. Department of Labor
    Page is unavailable

    This site is experiencing technical difficulties and this page is currently unavailable.

    ….let me guess, it was an H1-B responsible for maintenance of that web page..

    Comment by realfacts — February 4, 2009 @ 6:06 pm | Reply

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