Tuesday, March 07, 2017

Kansas City Tech Scene Takes Hit Amid Alleged Hate Crime And Immigration Crackdown???

An upbeat note about the consequences of the local news cycle on Kansas City high tech companies . . . Sadly, since most of these firms create far more hype than jobs . . . This progressive perspective might be missing the point of working-class frustration that has powered policy push back and more widespread angst connected to recent violence. You decide: Shooting, Immigration Fears Add Uncertainty To High-Tech Recruiting In Kansas City

17 Comments:

Anonymous said...

So tech companies are having trouble recruiting Americans? Who am I kidding their having trouble getting someone from Bombay to come to KC for just above minimum wage.

Anonymous said...

^^^Wrong shit-for-brains, shows how much you know. You obviously do not work in tech and you obviously have no idea what your talking about. Those tech jobs are high-paying jobs. They can't fill them with Americans because sadly there are not enough qualified applicants. Keep running your mouth though, I like it when dumb-asses reveal themselves with asinine comments like this.

Anonymous said...

not sure about this.

but one has to suspect the motives here.

we've seen big business rig things too often at this stage, from hiring illegals to keep wages down to pollution to not acting as loyal citizens.

maybe it is time to ask them to hire locally first.

Anonymous said...

So in a city of 2,037,357 local tech companies have to go over seas to get employees? In a city of over two million? They can't hire Americans to do these jobs? There are no qualified applicants out of the 2,037,357 that live here. Or the 318.9 million living in the U.S?

Anonymous said...

According to the Chief Technology officer of the United States "There is going to be a shortage of over one million engineering jobs in the United States over the next decade". That's why the H1B Visa has become a big deal under our current Administration. There are thousands of tech, programming and engineering jobs available all across the country and we are not producing enough qualified candidates to fill them. Just check the Job boards...any job boards, and you'll see it. Think about it-why would a tech firm want to pay relocation & visa fees for a programmer from India when they could fill it cheaper here? Because their jobs are going unfilled. Trust me I work in this field and we cannot find enough qualified applicants. So when I see garbage like the first comment above, I cannot let that shit go unchallenged.

Anonymous said...

You mean like the Disney tech people who were doing their jobs but were replaced by the brilliant H1B peeps..

Anonymous said...

^^^ Or the California utility company that replaced their tech people with H1B peeps and the terminated employees had to train their replacements before they could get their severance pay.

Anonymous said...

8:02 You are so full of shit your own mother couldn't love you. The reason tech companies and others do not hire Americans is almost always about wages and cost cutting, just as is the case in the medical industry. As anyone associated with Computer Terchnoligies can grasp the current practice is to spend as little as possible hiring a qualified techs and IT heads and then hire a bunch of Best Buy Geek quality morons to do the leg work and spend their time on the phone asking the real IT guy what they should do. If you honestly believe that a pack of camel jockeys are more qualified than Americans you must be from Bangalore 'cause you damn sure aren't gaining much knowledge in the makings of modern day IT departments.

Anonymous said...

2,037,357 population in the greater Kansas City area.

6.064 million people in the state of Missouri.

2.904 million people in the state of Kansas.

Yet, out of the combined 8.968 million people in our two states tech companies have to go over seas to get employees? It's not about money, or control? Out of 8.968 million people there are few qualified applicants? Really? That's what your saying?

In a first world country of 318.9 million, there will be a shortage of high paying jobs because few are qualified? Really???

Anonymous said...

add lots of good engineering schools at many state universities.

the way the market works, if there truly is more demand for more STEM graduates, the invisible hand--guided by good salary jobs!--will go to equilibrium.

but the profiteering corporations want to underpay and arbitrage the equilibrium salary, to sneakily rip off.

just like many businesses want to do by hiring cheap, illegal labor in other fields such as construction.

if the STEM jobs are there, there will be ku, mu, ksu, iowa, arkansas, and other grads to fill them, within a time period. for example, a headline that "ku engineering grads earning $100,000 on average" would create a rush.



Anonymous said...

Sir, you sound like a Marxists

Anonymous said...

Companies are simply using the same logic that has forced both adult partners in a family to work 60 hours a week to make the relative wages what one working partner provided 25 years ago with the exception that the standard of living is not improving. The fat cat overpaid CEOs and the stockholder wish to than the American worker for being a complete dumb ass.

The Truth of the Matter said...

^^^^^^^^^ You idiot, those fools who won't slow up the flow of cheap labor coming to our country is what is causing all that you say.

You snowflakes want to allow any and all to come live here till they start taking your jobs, then it's the fault of the company for hiring them. All these company's are doing is just exactly what your elected officials are allowing them to do.

Go bitch about our open border issue because in the end that is what is causing all of this

Anonymous said...

Anybody who's worked in a medium or larger size company with H1B workers knows that there are plenty of Americans willing and desperately trying to get those jobs (or they just lost those jobs to the H1Bs). And they know the H1B workers, too often, are unqualified for the job they are hired to do. Maybe if the companies paid an appropriate wage and would consider workers over the age of 35, they'd have every seat filled with completely qualified employees.

Retro ROCKER said...

Retro ROCKER insider prospective, It is all about cheep labor Corporations answer to there stock holder's they want profit,and small business want cheep labor That is why they don't want a wall or increased border patrol CBS Reports illegal crossing,are down 50 percent

Anonymous said...

Oh boo hoo. They need to stay home. Thank you, come again.

Anonymous said...

@12:59PM....as many have said here. Most tech companies choose to pay someone from Calcutta $18 an hour, in stead of an American who would want $30 for the same job.

And with that $18 you and tell him to jump and he'll say how high. You can tell him to work longer hours perhaps with no overtime pay or else he's fired and deported.

Yes, H1Bs isn't about jobs American's aren't qualified for. It's about money and control.