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Silicon Valley Biz Ink

by PRNewswire

November 26, 2003

Blanket Purchase Agreement Covers Range of IT Services

Global Management Systems Incorporated (GMSI), provider of IT services to the U.S. federal government, was awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) of Bethesda, Maryland. The five-year contract calls for information technology and programming services.<br><br>GMSI will be furnishing LAN infrastructure, helpdesk, and audio-video indexing services.

Ghana Web

by Philip Emeagwali

November 2, 2003

For 10 million African-born emigrants, the word 'home' is synonymous with the United States, Britain or other country outside of Africa.

25 years ago, I fell in love with an American girl, married her three years later, and became eligible to sponsor a Green Card visa for my 35 closest relatives, including my parents and all my siblings, nieces and nephews. <br><br>The story of how I brought 35 people to the United States exemplifies how 10 million skilled people have emigrated out of Africa during the past 30 years.

CNN (Asia)

by Parija Bhatnagar

October 30, 2003

Head of online unit says he doesn't want to be another Amazon but he has big plans for the site.

The revamped site will now let customers select and buy products online and pick them up at a Wal-Mart store, including digital cameras, contact lenses, tires and pharmacy products.

Computer World

by Patrick Thibodeau

May 26, 2003

Measure would curb L-1 program; H-1B cap decline approaches

Congress has been asked to set restrictions on the L-1 visa, preventing so-called IT body shops from using it as a vehicle to bring in foreign labor. But no move has been made to raise the H-1B cap, set to fall from 195,000 to 65,000 in October.

Computer World

by Patrick Thibodeau

February 3, 2003

Jobless protesting program despite a decrease in the number of H-1Bs issued

With the H-1B visa cap due to drop, industry groups don't know whether Congress will be in any mood to increase it with unemployment as high as it is. Meanwhile, displaced workers are organizing.

Computer World

by Patrick Thibodeau

January 28, 2003

The H-1B visa is used to bring skilled workers into the U.S., many of whom are IT workers. The visa is good for up to six years, although it has to be renewed after three years.

The total number of H-1Bs granted last year, 79,100, was sharply lower than in 2001 and far short of the allowed number.

by Martin Bright and Paul Harris

October 19, 2002

Hundreds of child welfare professionals, including police officers, care workers and teachers, have been identified as 'extremely high-risk' paedophiles by an investigation into internet porn.

The discovery came after US authorities passed on more than 7,000 names of UK subscribers to an American-based child porn website. When police examined a sample of the most dedicated users, they discovered that many worked with children. Investigators knew paedophiles targeted jobs which brought them into contact with children, but were shocked by how many British suspects had been undetected by the usual checks. The discovery that many were working in jobs of the highest sensitivity will send shock waves through the child protection world and lead to calls for even more stringent safeguards.

Computer World

by Thomas Hoffman

September 30, 2002

Unemployed U.S. IT professionals who are grumbling about lower-cost H-1B workers and offshore outsourcing firms wresting their jobs away.

Panelists who spoke at Brainstorm Group's Nearshore and Offshore Outsourcing conference suggested that U.S. programmers who have been displaced by H-1B workers or have seen their jobs moved offshore should broaden their horizons and look to become IT liaisons with corporate business units.

Computer World

by Thomas Hoffman

September 26, 2002

There's certainly a feeling out there that [offshore programming is] a threat to American IT workers.

At an outsourcing conference this week, panelists said American IT workers displaced by H-1B and L-1 employees should look to become IT liaisons with corporate business units.

Computer World

by Patrick Thibodeau

September 16, 2002

GAO seeks data on how visas affect jobs of U.S. workers

The U.S. General Accounting Office is embarking on a study that will try to examine how the H-1B visa program is affecting American workers. But getting the right data won't be easy.

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