Sacramento Bee and DOL,
Of these ads - CNS and Metalink - only the two Metalink ads have a strong possibility of being fake RIR ads. But CNS is suspicious in their own ways, as explained below.
Since the Bee has an editorial position in support of continuing to flooding the job market with H-1B workers, I am waiting to hear your position on the fake ads that you are running - defrauding your readers into believing they represent actual job openings.
Archive of these emails is here: www.programmersguild.org/RIR/
The webpage also contains a list of the 1000 LCAs that the DOL granted in FY 2004 for the Sacramento Region. The Sacramento Bee's editorial position seems to be that even more of these jobs should be given away:
I'm waiting for the Bee to disclose what influence Compete America had over their 7/30/2004 editorial.
Sincerely,Kim Berry 916 213-0492
CAPITAL NETWORK SOLUTIONS
CNS advertises for two openings. The odd thing about their ad is the requirement for 7+ years experience, for skills in technologies like ASP.NET, XML, C#, UML - that are only a few years old. The same jobs and requirements are also on their website: http://www.cns-service.com/employment.shtml
I spot-reviewed their job openings on their website via web.archive.org. From 2000 through January 2004 (the most recent archive), none of their ads ever required several years of experience. They typically read as in the box below. When did they suddenly only need candidates with 7+ years of experience?
These ads are suspicious. But I don't find any LCAs under this company name.
Current Openings (January 2004 archive - note lack of "7 years experience" statement.)
Here is a list of our current openings. We encourage experienced individuals from the technology industry to contact us about opportunities.
Certified Network Engineers
CMOS Mixed-Signal IC Design Engineer
(Folsom CA) (#E2)
Must have a minimum of MSEE and 8 years of experience in analog IC design; Demonstrated ability to lead and develop architectural solutions for complex Mixed-Signal Communications ICs; Demonstrated ability in the design of high speed A/D and D/A converters, high linearity analog/digital filters, communication and digital signal processing; Good background in mathematics; Ability to approach design problems analytically. Contact: Aviva Gatt - VP HR
Their website lists a total of 3 openings in the USA. At least two of those openings appear to be fraudulent.
|Metalink, Inc||Electrical Engineers||-1||Folsom||CA||95000||Aviva||Gatt||Received Regional Office||7/19/2004|
|Metalink Inc||Analog Design Engineer||105C Lake Forest Way||Folsom||CA||10/01/2004||Certified||70000||Folsom||I-04191-1198449||Aviva||Gatt||VP, Human Resources|
|METALINK, INC.||ANALOG DESIGN ENGINEER||105 Lake Forest Way||Folsom||CA||01/13/2004||Certified||91936||Folsom||I-04013-0890837||Aviva||Gatt||VP Human Resources|