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Group calls IT job listings specifying visa holders as discrimination

Posted on July 10th, 2012 No Comments

An advocacy group based in Chicago claims that hundreds of IT job postings on the major tech job website Dice are discriminatory because they specifically target job applicants with student visas or who are in the Optional Practical Training (OPT) program.

In the group’s report, it claims that the job postings were designed in a way that signaled a preference for foreign workers, which discriminates against American-born workers. Many companies may prefer OPT participants because they do not have to maintain the same wage requirements as H-1B employers.

Dice has responded to the group’s claims and says it will work diligently to remove all ads that hint at any form of discrimination.

If you are considering studying in the U.S. on a student visa, contact the student visa lawyers of the Law Office of William Jang, PLLC today at 512-323-2333.

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