From: Kim Berry
Sent: Friday, December 17, 2004 9:17 AM
To: [Sacramento Bee Editors]
Cc: [DOL Staff]
Subject: The "Economist Help Wanted" in today's Bee for CA ISO is a fake ad

Dear Sacramento Bee,
 
On Tuesday I wrote informing you that only Computer Help Wanted in your paper was a fake job ad. Today, in spite of local employers Intel and HP recently successfully lobbying congress to increase the H-1B cap, there is not a single help wanted under the Computer category - it jumps from "Collections" to "Concrete."
 
Along with many newspapers, the Sacramento Bee's editorial position is that there is a shortage of such workers:
 
http://www.competeamerica.org/editorials/index.html
 
Is the Bee willing to disclose the influence that "CompeteAmerica" had on its 7/30/2004 editorial favoring an H-1B increase? Why won't the Bee report both sides - that in most cases H-1B workers are displacing qualified Americans - that the 500,000 admitted in the past four years is resulting in an epidemic of "fake job ads"  www.programmersguild.org/RIR/ 
 
Today's Bee has only one opening for an "Economist". The add reeks of a fake RIR ad. Sure enough, CAISO has an LCA for an H-1B Economist - see below. (MA +3 years experience in industry = $64k salary)
 
Consistent with other FAKE RIR ads, the position of "Economist" is not listed among the "real job openings" at the CAISO website:  
 
http://www2.caiso.com/career/
 
Doesn't anyone find that suspicious? Anyone care ask why? CAISO: 916-351-4400 - Never mind. I called, pressed "4" for HR - "Kate" answered, who acknowledged that she placed the ad. She says she has never heard of an RIR program - but would not disclose info on H-1B workers - she said "recruiting" is responsible for the website and directed her to run the ad, that I need to speak with Debbie Martinez, who is out until Monday. (I told Kate who I was and why I was calling. Indeed few Americans have heard of RIR because the media has blacked out the issue.)
 
If I were to sit in a car while I knew that a passenger was running in to steal a six-pack of beer, I'd be considered an accessory to a crime. Accordingly, everyone on this distribution is an accessory to defrauding Americans out of their careers.
 
Sincerely,
Mr. Kim Berry
president www.programmersguild.org
916 213-0492
kim@programmersguild.org
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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H-1B LCA record for Economist at California Independent System Operator

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case_no I-03069-0442423
received_date  
address 151 Blue Ravine Road
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name California Independent System Operator
city Folsom
state CA
postal_code 95630
phone 916-351-4400
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ein 94-3274043
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nbr_immigrants 1
begin_date 07/01/2003
end_date 06/30/2006
job_title Economist
dol_decision_date 03/10/2003
certified_begin_date 07/01/2003
certified_end_date 06/30/2006
job_code 50
condition Y
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public_disclosure 1
designated_first_name Richard
designated_middle_initial L
designated_last_name Jacobs
designated_title Senior Corporate Counsel
contact_first_name Nancy
contact_middle_initial  
contact_last_name Mao
contact_phone 916-443-6918
contact_phone_ext 114
contact_email nmao@kanterlaw.com
approval_status Certified
legacy_flag N
legacy_pagelink  
mail_fax_flag N
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wage_rate_1 $64,000.00
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max_rate_1 $70,000.00
part_time_1 N
city_1 Folsom
state_1 CA
prevailing_wage_1 $50,357.00
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yr_source_pub_1 2003
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