This year`s H-1B quota got used up in one day and employers are engaged in the usual whining that they cannot find people and that the lack of H-1B visas will prevent them from growing their business.
Today`s whiner is Development Design Group [Email them
] in Baltimore. The Washington Post
has an article that features the company`s difficulty finding workers. [For Visas, The Demand Outstrips The Supply
, By Pamela Constable, April 21, 2008]
The CEO of the company, Roy Higgs, is quoted as saying "Some people think this is just about bringing in cheap labor, but it`s not. We offer the same salaries and perks whether you`re from Baltimore or Bangladesh . . . but we simply cannot find enough qualified U.S.-born staff to fuel our growth."
Let`s take a little trip to the H-1B disclosure data at www.flcdatacenter.com
and look them up
There are 18 H-1B architects working for Development Design Group, and their salaries range from a low
of $34,00 to a high
of $60, 000, and the average wage Development Design Group has promised to pay H-1B architects is $44,588.24.
Now go to the Bureau of Labor Statistics website,
where one finds that the mean
wage for an architect in Baltimore is $69,210.
We have just explained:
1. Why Development Design Group has such "difficulty"
finding people in the U.S.
2. Why the H-1B quota gets used up on one day