I was once a foreign worker so I can sympathy for many new blood that are coming to America for work. When companies are looking for the best talents to fill positions in their team, most often face challenges in sponsoring foreign workers to stay in the U.S.
While I agree many companies are taking advantage of foreign workers by luring them to the U.S. by the sponsorship of H1-B visa and offering lower wages, but some businesses are facing real dilemas.
There are scenarios when companies are just heavily invested in foreign talents over the years when working with them remotely, so when being asked to hire local talents the costs (both time and financial aspects) of looking for new employees and get them up to speed sometimes don’t make much of business sense.
Read “There is in fact a tech-talent shortage and there always will be” article published on TechCrunch.
The article above has a few good points but my take away is that America has been perceived as one of the most innovative countries (not the most, Gregory Ferenstein you are wrong sir) in the world and the fact that foreign workers now are competing with local engineers for their jobs is concerning. This should reminds Americans that we need to step up our games and prove to the world that we remain one of the most innovative countries and our labor force is incomparable with developing countries.
Many people and friends that I know personally have settled and being too comfortable with their jobs by not being active in self-improvement. When showing up at work alone doesn’t really either help you or your employers grow. That’s just being selfish. If you don’t want people across the world compete for your job, you need to make sure you provide values to your companies by learning more and thinking of ways to improve what you currently do and not just treat it as a job and do your routines then expect for a paycheck by the end of every two weeks.
At the end of the day, this country is founded by immigrants so it’s not that surprising to see there are new blood of immigrants that will come to America and build a better and stronger country in the near future. I expect to see more talents to come here in the near future because of the challenges and opportunities to do bigger things to change the world. And most importantly, freedom.