I am mostly unemployed at the moment, catching a few contracts here and there but nothing permanent right now. This has placed me in the situation of dealing with quite a few different placement agencies and I have noticed that over the past couple years the workforce has become increasingly Indian. To the point that I would say 80% plus of the contacts I have are with an individual of Indian origin. And I am not just talking phone contacts either I am talking in-country, go to the office, and sign paperwork contacts. This leads to my question -
How are these guys getting visas?
My understanding is that work visas are supposed to be restricted to individuals with specialized skills or for jobs in which there is a shortage of qualified American workers.
Am I seriously supposed to believe there is a shortage of Americans who are qualified to screen resumes, set-up interviews and fill out INS / IRS paperwork? I have a hard time accepting that.
Maybe my understanding of the applicable immigration law is faulty. I am not a lawyer so that is extremely possible, but I have seen the H1B wave at an unnamed large tech company in the technical areas and no if it is moving into the soft skills that’s a little disturbing.