Bloomberg: White-Collar Visa Workers Take 2/3 of New Tech Jobs Each Year t.co/wlHdmz9bny
— TEXAS RED PATRIOT (@scootdooby) March 13, 2021
Two-thirds of entry-level tech jobs go to compliant foreign guest-workers, not to the young American professionals who may create a new wave of establishment-shaking companies, according to a report from Bloomberg.
In 2018, “the U.S. 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,” said the March 10 report, headlined “STEM Graduates Deserve a Better Path to Good Jobs.”
But the government each year provides “Occupational Practical Training” (OPT) work permits to hundreds of thousands of foreigners who have paid tuition to American universities. It also invites roughly 85,000 foreign graduates on H-1B work visas, the report says.
Biden's DHS opens the 'OPT' door wider for many foreign college graduates to take starter jobs & careers from new US graduates.
That's a reversal from Trump, when his deputies quietly tried to help American grads get the jobs. #H1B, #OPTt.co/Y3o9PIgpTj
— Neil Munro (@NeilMunroDC) March 4, 2021