Hiring in tech can be difficult, just like it can be in many fields, so why would you want to exclude the vast majority of people in the United States from your applications? American Technology Consulting ran a job posting on Zip Recruiter that had as it’s headline, “Java Developer – (H1B Only).” It spread pretty quickly across the internet. I found this from a reader who sent me this tweet from Sara Blackwell, President of Protect US Workers:
Job posting. AMERICANS NEED NOT APPLY. Company prefers to take advantage of foreigners. Only foreigners who are controlled are allowed. pic.twitter.com/y0Xz6FitD2
— sara blackwell (@4US_Workers) June 9, 2017
Unfortunately, though, American Technology Consulting didn’t write the ad. Tara Jose, President of ATC told me via email:
American Technology Consulting is committed to being inclusive in the recruiting of all of its consultants, employees, and candidates for any and all positions. Unfortunately a third-party vendor recently used language when posting an advertisement on our behalf that was inappropriate and absolutely unacceptable to American Technology Consulting. The concept of “H1B Only” is wholly contrary to our company’s values and the way we operate our business.
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