The Trump administration in a new lawsuit accused Facebook of reserving over 2,600 high-paying jobs for foreign workers instead of hiring Americans



a man wearing a suit and tie: Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appears before a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. Andrew Harnik/AP


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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appears before a House Financial Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. Andrew Harnik/AP

  • The Department of Justice has filed a lawsuit against Facebook, accusing the company of reserving over 2,600 high-paying jobs for foreign workers with temporary work visas instead of hiring US residents.
  • The lawsuit alleges that Facebook did not adequately advertise the positions before hiring foreign workers.
  • Trump administration officials have said they would stop foreign workers from taking jobs away from Americans.
  • The government blocked foreign H-1B holders from entering the country in June and proposed restrictions on H-1B visas in October.
  • Tech companies like Facebook largely hire skilled foreign workers and have pushed back on Trump’s H-1B restrictions as being harmful to the US economy.
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The Department of Justice is suing Facebook, accusing the tech company

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Pushed by Pandemic, Amazon Goes on a Hiring Spree Without Equal

Over the summer, Amazon converted most of the 175,000 temporary workers to permanent employees and ended the extra pay bumps for all workers. Since then, it has continued with waves of hiring.

The company has also almost tripled the number of U.S. warehouses used for last-mile deliveries this year, said Marc Wulfraat, founder of the logistics consulting firm MWPVL International, who tracks Amazon’s operations. The delivery drivers are usually contractors, so Amazon does not disclose their numbers in regulatory filings.

“They have built their own UPS in the last several years,” Mr. Wulfraat said. “This pace of change has never been seen before.”

Ms. Williams said Amazon also built relationships with companies that were reducing staff, such as Uber, American Airlines and Marriott, to promote its hiring.

“We dedicated a group that did nothing but connect with organizations who were furloughing people, whether it was temporary or permanent,” she said.

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Avoid These 4 Startup Hiring Mistakes

Making the right first hire is winning half the startup battle. In my opinion, a successful start to the startup journey doesn’t begin with a unique idea, it starts the day you choose your first team member. Suddenly, you are no longer the only one concerned about the next move or key decision. In fact, the venture capital firm, First Round Capital, shows that teams outperform solo founders by a staggering 163%. Even the seed valuation of startup teams is significantly higher.

The truth is, hiring is one of the hardest things to do as a founder,

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16 Essential Things To Consider When Hiring An Outsourced Tech Partner

When a company is under a budget crunch, tech leaders may choose to outsource their projects to external companies and contractors. While this can save money over hiring an additional internal team member, it’s important to ensure that you’re partnering with the right people for the project.

To help you forge a successful partnership, we turned to a panel of experts from Forbes Technology Council. Below they share 16 important factors to consider when searching for the right outsourced vendor for your needs.

1. The Value Of Their Experience

When outsourcing tech tasks, be sure to hear and listen—it will save you a lot of time and a lot of money. Outsourcing companies have a lot of experience in managing other businesses’ tasks. This means that not listening to their opinions is a waste of their expertise. Omitting this mistake will save you a lot of resources and will

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Where the jobs are: Tech hiring is on the rise

Despite the impact of COVID-19, more than two-thirds of top employers increased the number of job postings in the third quarter, says Dice.

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Like so many other aspects of society, hiring has been dramatically shaken by the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Hit by severe financial losses, organizations have had to cut back on their staffing needs. But that tide may be starting to turn for technology workers. A report released Wednesday by job site Dice finds that hiring in the tech sector appears to be stabilizing.

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For its Dice Q3 Tech Job Report, the job site noted that tech job postings did drop by 7% from the second quarter to the third quarter. However, postings remained virtually flat from August to September. Further, more than two-thirds of top

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Q3 Dice Tech Job Report Suggests Stabilization in Technology Hiring

CENTENNIAL, Colo., Nov. 11, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — After a second quarter fundamentally disrupted by the pandemic, new data from the Dice Q3 Tech Job Report suggests overall stabilization in technology hiring during the third quarter of 2020. The report, released today by technology professional career hub Dice (a DHI Group, Inc. (NYSE: DHX) brand), provides exclusive statistics and analysis on the tech hiring landscape, including top cities and states, top employers and the most sought-after skills and occupations.

Overall, the report shows that while the industry was certainly not immune to the far-reaching impacts of COVID-19, more positive technology hiring trends may be on the horizon. In a promising development, more than two-thirds of top employers increased job posting volumes in third quarter. Additionally, senior-level roles gained momentum, a possible indication that a larger number of mid-level postings will follow in the coming months. Although tech job postings were

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Microsoft’s Head of Recruiting Shares Her Take on the Future of Hiring

Here are three key trends that Brendan and Lauren discussed, along with tips and best practices to help your team take on the future. 

1. There’s no replacing face-to-face interviews, but with the right preparations you can create real connections

Video interviews aren’t new to Microsoft: the company had been using a hybrid approach of in-person and online interviews for some time. But when the pandemic struck, they had to quickly pivot to a 100% virtual approach. 

The transition was less painful than you might expect, and in fact brought some new advantages. “There’s absolutely a cost savings,” says Lauren. “There’s [also] a shorter time invested in scheduling, which in turn is reducing time-to-fill, which is fantastic.” 

But those savings can also come at a cost. “A lot of pushback we heard early on [was that] there’s no replacement for face-to-face and the human connection,” says Lauren. That may be

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Axis Insurance Strengthens U.S. Cyber and Technology Unit With Hiring of Three Lead Underwriters

AXIS Insurance, the specialty insurance business segment of AXIS Capital Holdings Limited (“AXIS Capital”) (NYSE:AXS), today announced the hiring of three lead underwriters within its U.S. Cyber and Technology team. Ashley Sales, Southeast Regional Underwriting Manager, will be based in Alpharetta, Georgia; Jonah Papesh, West Coast Regional Underwriting Manager, will be based in San Francisco; and Eric Allen, Underwriting Manager, will be based in New York.

Ms. Sales and Mr. Papesh will be responsible for underwriting profitability, portfolio management and execution of underwriting strategy for the U.S. Southeast and West Coast regions, respectively. Mr. Allen will work across all AXIS Insurance U.S. Cyber and Technology products, with a focus on distribution relationships and the execution of underwriting strategy.

“We continue to position our U.S. cyber and technology business for strategic growth that is built around underwriting excellence and a deep understanding of our clients’ needs,” said Eric

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Tech. companies seeing a boom amid pandemic — and are hiring

PHOENIX — As industries like the hospitality, live events, and restaurant industries have been hit hardest amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the technological sector, specifically technology-based companies, have exceeded expectations and are growing.

In its latest quarterly report, Amazon reported a nearly 40% increase in sales compared to the previous quarter. Apple, which recently released its newest edition of the iPhone, pulled in nearly $65 billion in revenue.

Both companies have ties to Arizona.

Amazon has multiple warehouses around the Valley and has continuously been hiring workers across the board for entry-level and management positions.

Tech-giant Apple has a massive data center in the East Valley.

And Intel, another major tech brand, has two large campuses in the Phoenix area and employs nearly 12,000 people.

“The secret is out,” laughed Ninette Vaz, the director of Global Supply Chain at Intel. “… we’ve had something to do with that… of letting that

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Bringing In a Seamless Technology-Based Hiring Programme for Gig Workers


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With the pandemic around the world restricting our movement and physical behavior, how do you ensure large-scale hiring of gig workers? Gig economy is one of the few sectors gaining demand and to match the supply it must have a quick and efficient on-boarding process.

The traditional hiring methodologies are passé, to speak the least as they don’t support the scale of hiring gig workers. The unstructured and manual verification processes cannot provide quality assessment of the on-boarded workers. This is true across the industry—cab aggregation, food delivery, logistics or professional service marketplace.

The challenge

Gig economy companies need to hire verified workers with clean background to mitigate risks of employee fraud or customer harassment. The challenge is that delay in on-boarding means potential business loss.

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