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19. No subject Jun 10, 2016, 08:35 Mashiki Amiketo
jdreyer wrote on Jun 10, 2016, 03:49:

Nah, if they can't find Americans to work cheap, they'll either hire H1-Bs, or just offshore completely. Seeing it happen at work right now. They know Indians will work for $20-30K less than Americans, because the money is worth 10x as much when they return it home.

That's what's happening here in Canada as well. The conservatives turned around and closed up most of that program(TFW -- tfw's are like H1Bs but can work at pretty much anyjob) when people started to complain. Trudeau turned around and opened it right back up, there's a couple of good cases in the last year where tradesmen(welders/pipefitters) in the oil patch have been laid off, and the company replaced them all with out-of-country workers who were paid 50% of the rate. Another case here in Ontario where everyone was laid off from a heavy machining plant, and all TFW's replaced them at 40% of the wages before.

This is actually causing a wage depression, and it's the first steps in creating a deflationary spiral.

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