Technical professionals know companies are using the H1-b program to avoid hiring Americans. But this is not well known among the American public. Now, it's starting to be understood, thanks to Jesse Jackson and Color of Change's campaign to get Twitter to seek and hire qualified Americans for their job openings on U.S. soil.
- Jackson met with Labor Secretary Tom Perez to press for a review of H-1B visas.
- He wants Americans to have first access to high-paying tech work.
- Jackson's group plans to file a freedom-of-information request with the EEOC to acquire employment data for companies that have not yet disclosed it publicly. Those companies include Amazon, Broadcom, Oracle, Qualcomm and Yelp.