04-11-2012 03:47 AM
100,000 Jobs Mission: U.S. Veterans Pipeline or Pipedream or Cruel Joke?
Some of the largest companies in the U.S. have formed a coalition called the "100,000 Jobs Mission":
"JPMorgan Chase and a number of leading U.S. companies launched the 100,000 Jobs Mission in March 2011 with a goal of hiring 100,000 transitioning service members and military veterans by 2020. Our nation's military and veterans represent the best this country has to offer. We owe our nation's veterans more than gratitude—we owe them the opportunity to lead successful lives following their service."
Yes, you read that right. The goal for these companies is to hire 100,000 transitioning service members and military veterans by 2020. As of December 31, 2011, this coalition of U.S. companies has only hired 6,606 veterans (according to the coalition) and they are not on target to meet their goals (however, IBM, a coalition member, is definitely on target for firing many thousands of Americans and hiring replacement Indian nationals).
For those that are familiar with the massive problem of U.S. companies importing cheap foreign nationals (Indian, etc.) and outsourcing U.S. jobs to India and other countries, the combined companies in this coalition are readily hiring and/or using significantly more than 100,000 foreign nationals in a single year. There are some estimates that suggest that 125,000 brand new foreign workers are given work permits each month.
Additionally, many of the companies in this coalition are some of the very largest outsourcers of U.S. jobs to Indian nationals in the U.S. and India, including:
J.P. Morgan Chase (hugely disproportionate Indian nationals IT department)
IBM (is furiously firing Americans and outsourcing their U.S. jobs to India)
United Health Group
When our U.S. military veterans use the job search engine provided by this coalition at the above link, they will be met with a cruel joke: the resultant job links point to the same job websites, "purple squirrel" ads, conflicting job requirements, job site aggregators, job application/resume software and third party recruiters (Indian, etc.) that American professionals encounter and use without success (and a great deal of futility) on a daily basis.
Why should our U.S. military veterans have to deal with outfits like "Radha Consulting" [actual link on the coalition's job search result] to find a job with a U.S. company?
Why can't our military veterans (and other American professionals) deal directly with actual human beings at each of these coalition companies (similar to how these companies hire foreign Indian nationals)?
Why can't the coalition companies (or their highly paid executives) directly help our homeless military veterans?
Why are there no Indian bodyshops (Cognizant, Infosys, Wipro, Tata, HCL, Satyam, etc. ) in the coalition (and who use the most H-1B and L-1 visas to displace and replace Americans)?
Where is Apple, Microsoft, Google, Facebook, Adobe, Wal-Mart, Exxon Mobil, General Electric, Citigroup in the coalition?
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04-11-2012 09:57 AM
100,000 jobs ?
That's not a pipeline, pipedream, or cruel joke.
Calculate the number of net job losses over the last five years and the place you will come to is 100,000 is , for all intents and purposes, mathematically insignificant.
What such impresses me as is nothing short of PR. Now companies can say "lookie, lookie, lookie ! " We're creating jobs !
I'm calling BS and bigtime.