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Feb 22

U.S. Companies Discriminating Against U.S. Workers; Prefer Foreign Labor

Some U.S.-based companies are discriminating against job-seeking American  professionals and instead hiring job-hopping guest workers, including foreigners  enrolled in colleges or holding H-1B visas.

The skewed hiring is visible in numerous online help-wanted ads, and in a  legal settlement won this month by the Justice Department.

The ads use keywords — typically “OPT,” “CPT” or “H-1B” — to attract the  attention of guest workers, while deterring applications by unemployed American  professionals who normally search for conventional keywords, such as “software  engineer,” “nurse,” “writer” or lawyer.”

“It’s discrimination,” said Donna Conroy, the executive director of Bright  Future Jobs, a nonprofit trying to aid U.S. workers.

Read more at the Daily Caller

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