The markets had a terrible day today, for anyone who doesn’t know that already, with the Dow losing almost 400 points due primarily to another spike in oil prices and another dismal jobs report, this on May’s losses.
And concerning the latter development, the blog Seeing The Forest noted here that despite the new losses, tech companies including Google continue to call for more H-1B visas to hire foreign workers primarily from Asia (House Republicans called for increasing the number of H-1B hires here).
So just remember, all you long-time I.T. workers trying to feed, clothe and house your families and pay your bills (assuming you still have health insurance also), all those H-1B workers are entitled to your jobs because, well, you’ve just worked too darn hard and acquired too much experience to be of much value to anyone making less than you (viciously snarky mode off).
Here is a story about an age discrimination lawsuit proceeding against the 3M Company in Ramsey County, MN, and here is the definition of age discrimination from quizlaw.com; also, here is a WaPo story about a 2005 Supreme Court ruling (prior to J.R. and Alito) that made it easier to individuals to sue for age discrimination on the job, ruling that employers could be liable even if the discrimination wasn’t intentional.
(And by the way, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont gets it.)
Update: Every time I think this bunch can't possibly sink any lower...