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Video game trade group sees pros and cons in new Trump...

Good: Tax cuts, visa reform, IP protection.

Bad: “Exclusionaryrdquo;policies

Caesars Entertainment, Chilirsquo;s Grill & Bar, Cisco and Colorado Department of...

Chicago – June 09, 2017 – Caesars Entertainment, Chilirsquo;s Grill & Bar, Cisco, Colorado Department of Transportation and Visa are among the winners of the 2017 North American Employee Engagement Awards (EE Awards) in association with CultureNextreg; by Maritz Motivation Solutions.

The full list of the winners and those who were highly commended can be found below.

They received their award at a ceremony that followed a conference on Employee Engagement in Chicago yesterday.The Conference... Source: RealWire

IDG Contributor Network: H-1Bs were never the answer

Given the current political climate, the future of the H-1B visa program is cloudy, at best.

All indications point to tighter eligibility for potential employees, increased application costs and delays in processing.This forecast leads some to scream, “The sky is falling!” They predict apocalyptic conditions where enterprises scale back innovation and progress due to increased constraints for software engineers. Others have suggested a swing back to wholesale offshoring of development projects.All politics aside, the H-1B program was never the answer.
It never would have fixed the problem it was created to solve: providing enough software engineers to satisfy the demand for these talents in an environment where every company must build software and technology as part of its core business.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Trump administration rolls out social media vetting of visa applicants

The new travel screening is for those deemed a national security threat.

Social media vetting for US visas go live

Selected travelers will have to provide usernames, detailed travel histories and more Through the end of November, individuals seeking a visa to travel to the US may be asked to provide usernames for social media accounts going back five years, subject to the discretion of consular officials.…

US visa applicants must now provide social media handles for additional...

The new questionnaire for visa applicants was approved last month and is now in effect.

Trump administration toughens social media screening for US visa applicants

The new questionnaire for visa applicants was approved last month and is now in effect.

Creator of SecurID sues Apple, Visa over digital payment patents

A company that couldn't strike a deal with Visa now seeks patent royalties.

U.S. law allows low H-1B wages; just look at Apple

If you work at Apple's One Infinite Loop headquarters in Cupertino as a computer programmer on an H-1B visa, you can can be paid as little as $52,229.

That's peanuts in Silicon Valley.

Average wages for a programmer in Santa Clara County are more th...

IT worker who trained H-1B-holding replacement to run for Congress

Craig Diangelo was an IT worker at Northeast Utilities in Connecticut until he completed training his H-1B-visa-holding replacement. He was one of about 200 who lost their jobs in 2014 after two India-based IT offshore outsourcing firms took over th...

Uncle Sam backs down on slurping passwords from US visa hopefuls

State Dept asks public for comment on proposals to probe immigrants' online profiles The US State Department has asked the public to comment on changes to its immigrant vetting procedures – particularly the bit where it demands people's social media handles.…

Feds propose heightened social media vetting of visa applicants

Plan applies to applicants "who have been determined to warrant additional scrutiny."