first_imgTwo US senators are reintroducing a stricter H-1B visa reform legislation to require outsourcing companies to hire U.S. citizens and to pay H1-B employees prevailing wages for the work.The bill proposed by Sen Dick Durbin, Democrat of Illinois, and Sen Charles Grassley of will hit Indian outsourcing leaders like TCS, Wipro and Infosys, each of whom sponsors 2,000 to 3,000 H1 B visas every year. “The Durbin-Grassley bill would require all employers seeking to hire an H-1B visa holder to pledge that they have made a good-faith effort to hire American workers first and that the H-1B visa holder will not displace an American worker,” according to a statement released by Sen. Grassley’s office.Sen Grassley recently asked Microsoft to lay-off foreign H-1B visa workers first before cutting U.S. citizens under its planned 5,000 job reductions.    Related Itemslast_img

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first_imgBihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Saturday flagged off a vehicle to be used for creating awareness about the State government’s water resources schemes and steps to save and conserve water.The vehicle, which is being called a ‘publicity rath’, will create awareness on the Jal-Jeevan-Hariyali (water-life-greenery) campaign via the audio-visual medium, an official release said here. The publicity rath will also make people aware of the fact that groundwater is the only source of water in the event of less rainfall and people will have to go for rainwater harvesting to conserve water, the release said. Mr. Kumar had on August 9 launched the Jal-Jeevan-Hariyali campaign in Patna.last_img

first_imgTemba Bavuma made a century on his one-day international debut as South Africa overpowered Ireland to win by 206 runs in their one-off game on Sunday.Warming up for a five-match series against Australia, South Africa racked up 354-5 and bowled out the Irish for 148 in a convincing start to their home season.Normally a middle-order batsman, Bavuma was selected as an opener for his first ODI and responded with 113, sharing a 159-run opening stand with Quinton de Kock (82).Bavuma survived a chance to the slips in just the second over, then found his range to collect 13 fours and a six on his way to becoming the 12th man to make a hundred on ODI debut. Bavuma was the second South African to achieve the feat after Colin Ingram in 2010. (Also read: South Africa’s Chris Morris ruled out of Australia ODI series)With Bavuma and De Kock setting the pace, South Africa pounced on Ireland’s decision to put the home team in to bat at Willowmoore Park in Benoni. JP Duminy added 52 not out and Farhaan Behardien made 50 from 22 balls with three sixes at the end of the South African innings. Behardien was caught on the boundary off the last ball of the innings while attempting a fourth maximum.Ireland lost captain William Porterfield in the second ball of their chase, lbw to Kagiso Rabada, and never threatened South Africa’s total.Opener Paul Stirling made 40 and Kevin O’Brien hit a quickfire 41 in the only innings of consequence for Ireland.Duminy took 4-16 with his off-spinners to overshadow the frontline bowlers and Ireland lasted just 30.5 overs.advertisementIreland plays Australia on Tuesday, also at Benoni.South Africa was without injured captain AB de Villiers, and also gave Hashim Amla, Dale Steyn and Imran Tahir time off.South Africa starts its series against Australia on Friday.last_img

first_imgVice President Joe Biden spread the word about Glassdoor at the National Governors Association summer meeting, discussing how technology can bridge the gap to help Americans find the right jobs and get back to work. Biden explained how job seekers can easily use Glassdoor for job listings, company ratings and reviews, salary reports, and interview reviews.Biden also mentioned that Glassdoor currently partners with more than 1,000 colleges and universities as part of our College Partnership Program, giving students free and easy access to all job listings and employee-generated content on Glassdoor.As you may have seen on our blog last week, members of Glassdoor’s executive and data teams recently met with Vice President Joe Biden to demo a new interactive job search tool to help Americans everywhere discover where job openings are located in their particular field.The Glassdoor team left the nation’s capital with some great feedback and is hard at work refining this tool.last_img

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