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    Defense Minister of Sweden gets to stay in IT Outsourcing Scandal

    Eugen Tarnow  September 15 2017 01:20:11 PM
    By Eugen Tarnow, Ph.D.
    Avalon Business Systems, Inc.
    http://AvalonAnalytics.com

    The Swedish government decided to outsource extremely sensitive data to IBM Sweden which then turned around and used vendors in Romania and the Czech Republic which could have copied the data. So far two government ministers had to resign but it looks like the third is staying.

    For some reason we have not had anything similar reported in the US but perhaps it is just a question of time.

    Interestingly, I am told the consulting market in Sweden is better than in the US because the companies don't outsource to the same extent as in the US - they want the consultants to speak Swedish.

    Here are some links: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/25/world/europe/ibm-sweden-data-outsourcing.html?mcubz=0&_r=0

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-07-24/swedish-government-tries-to-stem-damage-done-by-security-breach


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      60 Minutes Show on H1B Impact - click on link

      Eugen Tarnow  March 20 2017 02:48:58 PM
      By Eugen Tarnow, Ph.D.
      Avalon Business Systems, Inc.
      http://AvalonAnalytics.com

      http://www.cbsnews.com/news/are-u-s-jobs-vulnerable-to-workers-with-h-1b-visas/

      Image:60 Minutes Show on H1B Impact - click on link
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        Indian IT people can get .work in the US but UK medical doctors cannot - we tech people take it lying down but medical doctors do not

        Eugen Tarnow  February 19 2017 08:56:09 PM
        By Eugen Tarnow, Ph.D.
        Avalon Business Systems, Inc.
        http://AvalonAnalytics.com


        IT outsourcing firms have no problem getting Indian workers jobs in the US.  As we all know IT companies were protesting the Trump attempt to halt immigration from countries with security issues.  I don't think the medical doctors joined those protests.

        Medical doctors have succeeded in preventing their salaries from dropping due to outsourcing because their ability to control the licensing process.  In order to find out about this one has to dig a few years back but one finds an article that describes how it takes ten years for a trained doctor from Japan or the UK to get a job in the US.  See https://mobile.nytimes.com/2013/08/12/business/economy/long-slog-for-foreign-doctors-to-practice-in-us.html


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          China has made VPNs illegal

          Eugen Tarnow  February 16 2017 10:38:02 AM
          By Eugen Tarnow, Ph.D.
          Avalon Business Systems, Inc.
          http://AvalonAnalytics.com

          "It's unclear how the government will implement or enforce these rules, but the language in the announcement suggests Chinese officials are taking aim at companies who provide VPN services to individual citizens, rather than professionals working for multinational corporations in the country."

          See full article here: https://www.engadget.com/2017/01/23/china-vpn-illegal-internet-censorship-government-approval/

          or here: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/01/23/forget-xis-defense-of-globalization-china-just-fortified-the-great-firewall/?tid=sm_tw&utm_term=.1e854dc89cb3

          Apparently the Wall Street Journal or the New York Times did not find it important enough to do a feature on it.


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            H1B Salary Distributions

            Eugen Tarnow  February 2 2017 11:45:46 AM
            By Eugen Tarnow, Ph.D.
            Avalon Business Systems, Inc.
            http://AvalonAnalytics.com

            The salary distributions of H1B workers - for single applications looks like this.  The most common salary is $60-65,000.
            Image:H1B Salary Distributions
            For applications with two workers needed at the same time the distribution narrows and, again, the most common salary is $60-65,000 per year.
            Image:H1B Salary Distributions
            In Silicon Valley the distribution for single applications is centered around $100,000:

            Image:H1B Salary Distributions
            For applications with two workers it is much lower with the most common salary between $75-80,000:
            Image:H1B Salary Distributions
            In New York City, the single application distribution is as follows:

            Image:H1B Salary Distributions

            and the two-worker application distribution is:

            Image:H1B Salary Distributions

            The most common salary in the second case is $70-75,000.  

            Cognizant typically applies for 30 workers at a time.  For those applications the salary distributions look like:

            Image:H1B Salary Distributions
            The most common salary is $60-65,000.

            The data was taken from https://www.foreignlaborcert.doleta.gov/performancedata.cfm using fiscal year 2015 and when the employer gives a range in pay, the lowest number was chosen.
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              Which Occupations Need The Cheapest H1B Salaried Workers?

              Eugen G Tarnow  January 31 2017 01:56:59 PM
              By Eugen Tarnow, Ph.D.
              Avalon Business Systems, Inc.
              http://AvalonAnalytics.com

              One might be curious which occupations the US just don't have enough workers in but at the same time are so easy to find abroad that they can be paid the minimum allowable H1B salary? The majority is programmers and analysts - no need to focus on the physical therapists (???).

              Image:Which Occupations Need The Cheapest H1B Salaried Workers?

              The data was taken from https://www.foreignlaborcert.doleta.gov/performancedata.cfm using fiscal year 2015 and when the employer gives a range in pay, the lowest number was chosen.
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                Which US Counties Have No Smart STEM People & Need The Most H1B Workers At Minimum Allowable Salary?

                Eugen Tarnow  January 31 2017 01:44:13 PM
                By Eugen Tarnow, Ph.D.
                Avalon Business Systems, Inc.
                http://AvalonAnalytics.com

                Which counties just don't have enough smart workers so they have to hire minimum salary H1B workers?  Here is a list and it includes places with the lowest STEM ability like Silicon Valley, New York, King (where Microsoft is), Dallas, San Francisco, Bergen (where I live).  

                Image:Which US Counties Have No Smart STEM People & Need The Most H1B Workers At Minimum Allowable Salary?

                The data was taken from https://www.foreignlaborcert.doleta.gov/performancedata.cfm using fiscal year 2015 and when the employer gives a range in pay, the lowest number was chosen.
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                  Which Attorneys File The Most Applications Paying H1B Workers the Legal Minimum?

                  Eugen G Tarnow  January 31 2017 01:30:16 PM
                  By Eugen Tarnow, Ph.D.
                  Avalon Business Systems, Inc.
                  http://AvalonAnalytics.com

                  One might be curious who are the lawyers that file the most H1B applications with the minimum legal limit?  See below.

                  The data was taken from https://www.foreignlaborcert.doleta.gov/performancedata.cfm using fiscal year 2015 and when the employer gives a range in pay, the lowest number was chosen.

                  Image:Which Attorneys File The Most Applications Paying H1B Workers the Legal Minimum?



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                    Which Companies Pay Less Than 1% Over Legal Minimum for H1B Workers?

                    Eugen Tarnow  January 31 2017 01:11:46 PM
                    By Eugen Tarnow, Ph.D.
                    Avalon Business Systems, Inc.
                    http://AvalonAnalytics.com

                    Which companies pay their H1B workers the very minimum?  Here is a list.  The largest number of minimum wage applications come from Indian companies.  But we have American ones as well:  PWC, Deloitte, Accenture, CapGemini, Apple, Oracle, Cisco.

                    Image:Which Companies Pay Less Than 1% Over Legal Minimum for H1B Workers?

                    Do you think our colleges are any different?  Here is a list of the colleges with the most workers with minimum pay:

                    Image:Which Companies Pay Less Than 1% Over Legal Minimum for H1B Workers?

                    The data was taken from https://www.foreignlaborcert.doleta.gov/performancedata.cfm using fiscal year 2015 and when the employer gives a range in pay, the lowest number was chosen.
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                      Statistics of the H1B Program: Most H1B Workers Get Minimum Pay

                      Eugen G Tarnow  January 31 2017 12:18:36 PM
                      By Eugen Tarnow, Ph.D.
                      Avalon Business Systems, Inc.
                      http://AvalonAnalytics.com

                      The H1B program is a goldmine for the corporations participating.  While it is supposed to supplant the lack of STEM talent in the US, the evidence is not there.  

                      Here is the promised salaries for single and multiple H1B applications.  Note that 44% (72%) of single (multiple) applications pay less than 1% over the prevailing wage, which is the minimum legal pay.

                      The data was taken from https://www.foreignlaborcert.doleta.gov/performancedata.cfm using fiscal year 2015 and when the employer gives a range in pay, the lowest number was chosen.

                      Image:Statistics of the H1B Program: Most H1B Workers Get Minimum Pay
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