From: Kim Berry
Sent: Sunday, December 26, 2004 12:32 PM
To: [Sacramento Bee Editors]
Cc: [DOL Staff]

Subject: Merry Xmas - Fake RIR ads in Sunday 12/26 Sacramento Bee

Dear Sacramento Bee and DOL,
 
You have all ignored my prior emails pointing out fraudulent ads. Can you please tell me, do you need more evidence? Or do you just not care about defrauding Americans out of their careers, so long as the Bee earns money on the ad, and the DOL employees have cushy government jobs with good pensions? 
 
These emails are being publicly archived here:
 
www.programmersguild.org/RIR/
 
Awaiting your responses.
 
Sincerely,
Mr. Kim Berry
kim@programmersguild.org
916 213-0492
 
There are five programmer help wanted in the Sunday Dec 26, 2004 Sacramento Bee:
 
 
Two of the jobs are interns paying about $10 per hour. But these represent the only bonafide openings.
 
NTI - (Unify)
 
One is for "NTI" which I already pointed out to you last Sunday as a fraululent ad, concealing that the "employer" is actually "Unify," and cited the many reasons that this ad if fake. Yet you continue to defraud readers by running it.
 
SOFTMATRIX
 
One is for "Softmatrix." Consistent with RIR fraud, the opening is not listed on their website (www.softmatrix.com - unable to directly link to the flash page),  and, while the website provides an email and fax method of applying (which leaves the recipent evidence of application) the Bee ad specifies applying via snail-mail only. Softmatrix applied for LCAs for 5 H-1B programmers in April 2003, paying $38,000 per year (degreed and experienced). The 2003 contact is an "Indian" name "Ramraj Thanapandian." 
 
As the 2004 data at www.programmersguild.org/RIR reveals, Softmatrix applied for several more H-1B workers in August 2004. These were filed by the Indian CEO  "Manohar Sridharan," for a wage of $45k per year. Softmatrix does contract work for HP and Aglient, and these wages are below what HP and Agilent pay their experienced, degreed employees.
 
The Sacramento Business Jounal profiled SoftMatrix in 2001, confirming that the founders are from India:
 
http://sacramento.bizjournals.com/sacramento/stories/2001/12/10/smallb1.html
 
Report_H1b_Sacramento
NAME JOB_TITLE ADDRESS CITY STATE CERTIFIED_BEGIN_DATE APPROVAL_STATUS WAGE_RATE_1 CITY_1 CASE_NO DESIGNATED_FIRST_NAME DESIGNATED_LAST_NAME DESIGNATED_TITLE
Softmatrix, Inc. Programmer/Analyst 1316 Blue Oaks Blvd Roseville CA 03/15/2004 Certified 45000 Roseville I-04075-0998235 Manoharan Sridharan President
Softmatrix, Incorporated Computer Programmer 1316 Blue Oaks Blvd Roseville CA 08/01/2004 Certified 45000 Roseville I-04121-1080091 Manohar Sridharan CEO/President
Softmatrix, Incorporated Computer Programmer 1316 Blue Oaks Blvd. Roseville CA 08/01/2004 Certified 45000 Roseville I-04106-1053031 Manohar Sridharan CEO/President
Softmatrix, Incorporated Computer Programmer 1316 Blue Oaks Blvd Roseville CA 10/01/2004 Certified 45000 Roseville I-04114-1067727 Manohar Sridharan CEO/President
 
(Funny how CEOs and managers from India disproportionately have the most trouble finding qualified U.S. workers - perhaps they should consider someone of other than their race and nationality?)
 
COGNITIM
 
The last job ad in the Sacramento Bee is for Cognitim. The Programmers Guild alerted DOL to Cignitum's fraud in an April 2004 letter:
 
http://www.programmersguild.org/docs/dol_april2004.pdf
 
Sacramento EDD refuses to provide me the RIR application for Cognitim, maintaining that these federal documents are exempt from FOIA while in their possession. In January 2004 I and other qualified Americans applied at Cognitim, and we received no response. The president "Vipin Suneja" is an Indian, the advertised job/skills are not on their website: http://www.cognitim.com/careers.html , and unlike the website, the Bee ad requires applicants to submit via snail-mail.
 
Cognitim has three RIR applications already pending with DOL. WILL DOL GRANT THESE RIRS EVEN KNOWING THAT COGNITIM IGNORED QUALIFIED U.S. APPLICANTS?  (I've asked Martin Rios to confirm that was the directive from DC Chief Bill Carlson. Is Martin Rios taking the 5th?):
 
http://www.programmersguild.org/rir/Sacramento_perm_2004.html
 
Sacramento_Perm_2004
Emp_Name OCC_Title Reduction_In_Recruit Emp_City Emp_State Salary Contact_First Contact_Last Last_Sig_event Last_Event_date
Cognitim Inc Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software -1 Folsom CA 960000 Vipin Suneja Received Regional Office 5/6/2004
Cognitim Inc Computer Software Engineers, Applications -1 Folsom CA 84000 Vipin Suneja Received Regional Office 4/1/2004
Cognitim Inc Computer Software Engineers, Systems Software -1 Folsom CA 600000 Vipin Suneja Received Regional Office 5/6/2004
 
Report_H1b_Sacramento
NAME JOB_TITLE ADDRESS CITY STATE CERTIFIED_BEGIN_DATE APPROVAL_STATUS WAGE_RATE_1 CITY_1 CASE_NO DESIGNATED_FIRST_NAME DESIGNATED_LAST_NAME DESIGNATED_TITLE
Cognitim, Inc. Software Engineer 1200 Creekside Drive, Suite 725 Folsom CA 11/25/2003 Certified 60000 Folsom I-03310-0797951 Vipin Suneja President
Cognitim, Inc. Market Research Analyst 1200 Creekside Drive, Suite 725 Folsom CA 10/01/2004 Certified 72000 Folsom I-04215-1244311 Vipin Suneja President
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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H-1B LCA record for Programmer Analyst at Softmatrix Inc.

Field Value
case_no I-03105-0492351
received_date  
address 1316,blue oaks blvd
address2  
name Softmatrix Inc.
city roseville
state CA
postal_code 95678
phone 916-786-5640
phone_ext 110
ein 68-0428536
fax  
nbr_immigrants 5
begin_date 04/15/2003
end_date 04/15/2006
job_title Programmer Analyst
dol_decision_date 04/15/2003
certified_begin_date 04/15/2003
certified_end_date 04/15/2006
job_code 30
condition Y
subsection1 A
subsection2  
public_disclosure 1
designated_first_name Quentin
designated_middle_initial  
designated_last_name D'Souza
designated_title VP and CFO
contact_first_name Ramraj
contact_middle_initial  
contact_last_name thanapandian
contact_phone 916-786-5640
contact_phone_ext 125
contact_email quentin@softmatrix.com
approval_status Certified
legacy_flag N
legacy_pagelink  
mail_fax_flag N
mail_fax_pagelink  
wage_rate_1 $38,000.00
rate_per_1 Y
max_rate_1 $56,000.00
part_time_1 N
city_1 Roseville
state_1 CA
prevailing_wage_1 $38,000.00
wage_source_1 Other
yr_source_pub_1 2002
other_wage_source_1 Watson Wyatt Data Services
wage_rate_2 $38,000.00
rate_per_2 Y
max_rate_2 $56,000.00
part_time_2 N
city_2 sacramento
state_2 CA
prevailing_wage_2 $38,000.00
wage_source_2 Other
yr_source_pub_2 2002
other_wage_source_2 Watson Wyatt Data Services" "I-03105-0492353


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H-1B LCA record for Computer Programmer at Cognitim, Inc.

Field Value
case_no I-02198-0175641
received_date 07/17/2002
address 1200 Creekside Drive
address2 Suite 725
name Cognitim, Inc.
city Folsom
state CA
postal_code 95630
phone 916-983-1359
phone_ext  
ein 94-3396618
fax  
nbr_immigrants 10
begin_date 07/17/2002
end_date 06/30/2005
job_title Computer Programmer
dol_decision_date 07/17/2002
certified_begin_date 07/17/2002
certified_end_date 06/30/2005
job_code 30
condition Y
subsection1 B
subsection2 Y
public_disclosure 1
designated_first_name Vipin
designated_middle_initial  
designated_last_name Suneja
designated_title President
contact_first_name Vipin
contact_middle_initial  
contact_last_name Suneja
contact_phone 916-983-1359
contact_phone_ext  
contact_email vipin@cognitim.com
approval_status Certified
legacy_flag N
legacy_pagelink  
mail_fax_flag N
mail_fax_pagelink  
wage_rate_1 $42,000.00
rate_per_1 Y
max_rate_1  
part_time_1 N
city_1 Folsom (Sacramento PMSA)
state_1 CA
prevailing_wage_1 $40,414.00
wage_source_1 Other
yr_source_pub_1 2002
other_wage_source_1 Online Wage Library
wage_rate_2  
rate_per_2  
max_rate_2  
part_time_2  
city_2  
state_2  
prevailing_wage_2  
wage_source_2  
yr_source_pub_2 2000
other_wage_source_2


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