Does it make sense to block desperate job seekers, at a time when American employers are desperate for workers?

Having experienced first hand the oversupply of workers and how it forces the older workers out and denies our younger workers the ability to work their way up the ladder, I cringe every time I see an article like this because it is obvious to me that the author has not done their homework.

Will artificial intelligence wipe out demand for workers? “It’s not showing up in the data,” which shows that U.S. productivity has actually been flat as the digital age accelerated, Ozimek says. And our history shows that powerful machines in time “augment humans,” making them more productive, instead of just replacing them. Bottom line: “Immigration doesn’t crowd out U.S. workers,” and it makes the country stronger in proportion to the skills and resources immigrants add to our country.

As an example, I’m a software developer.

This is one of the hottest jobs out there, yet I was unemployed from 24 Aug 2010 till Feb 2016 and nobody would hire me as I was deemed overqualified for most jobs, or I wouldn’t stay when times got better, or I was too old for our tech community which is illegal.

See that line that says “Computer and Mathematical Occupations?

The one where it says we had 364,120 people working in 2018 and 230,190 working in 2000.

That is a gain of 133,930 jobs in 18 years.

That is an increase of 7,440 jobs per year.

And we approved the following H-1B certifications for 2016 alone:

  • 27,775 Computer Systems Analysts
  • 17,314 Software Developers, Applications
  • 13,281 Computer Programmers
  • 9,221 Computer Occupations, All Other
  • 7,707 Software Developers, Systems Software

Now are you understanding why people like myself have been unable to find work?

4 thoughts on “Does it make sense to block desperate job seekers, at a time when American employers are desperate for workers?”

  1. Thanks for posting this. Can you explain more? I don’t understand why a software developer would be unemployed for six years. My oldest son, a software developer, finished school in 2013 and has never lacked for jobs and job offers. At 28 he makes more than twice what I do. He tells me it’s important to know the languages and have the skills an employer needs before you go after a job and start work, which is very different from when my father was an engineer — back then all you needed to start an entry-level job was the credential or some work experience in an electronics shop or the military. Is it possible you haven’t kept your skills up to the levels needed to get work today?

    • age is the answer you are seeking
      as for skills, I developed the following two database sites:

      I also run

      I was forced out at 45 back around 2003.
      I will be 62 on 27 Dec 57

      I am not alone in what has happened as I hear from many going through what I am going through and they have all experienced joblessness of 2, 3, or more years.

      So tell your son to make it while he can and save it because one of these days he is going to be our age and he is going to need it.

      Get you a copy of the following to understand what is happening.

      Outsourcing America by Ron Hira
      Billions Lost by Hilarie T. Gamm
      Sold Out by John Miano and Michelle Malkin

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