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Thu Feb 5, 2015, 01:49 PM

 

Amazon one of largest US h1b employers

Amazon actually was originally founded as a real, brick-and-mortar bookstore by Jeff Bezos. However, it expanded operations to online bookselling, was incorporated in 1994 and sold made its first online book sale in 1995. Amazon grew slowly throughout the 90s; in fact, it didn't even reach a modest profitability until 2001... The company also has extended its operations to the technology field, becoming a consumer electronics and tablet producer, and a provider of cloud services.

The company also had become one of the USA's biggest H1B visa sponsors; weighing at 26 on the list, having filed for 342 visas in the first two quarters of FY2012. It filed LCAs for occupational categories including Software Development for Applications and Systems Software, Financial Analysis, Operations Research Analysis, Computer and Information Systems Management, Computer Systems Analysis, Marketing Management, and General and Operations Management, among others.

http://www.h1base.com/visa/work/h1basereviewsamazon/ref/1714/

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Response to ND-Dem (Original post)

Thu Feb 5, 2015, 01:57 PM

1. If #26 on the list (Amazon) only asked for 342 H1b visas, it makes your complaints about those visas

seem silly. The zealotry here is unintentionally (I suppose) diminishing the argument against H1b visas.



More info here:

http://dpeaflcio.org/programs-publications/issue-fact-sheets/the-stem-workforce-an-occupational-overview/

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Response to FSogol (Reply #1)

Thu Feb 5, 2015, 02:00 PM

5. in 1/2 a year. they're the 26th-biggest user of h1bs in the US, and that was several years ago.

 

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Response to ND-Dem (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 5, 2015, 02:01 PM

6. Why do you post crap that's years old?

 

Jeez.

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #6)

Thu Feb 5, 2015, 02:03 PM

7. here's some more recent.

 

Amazon Corporate Llc has filed 4386 labor condition applications for H1B visa and 1371 labor certifications for green card from fiscal year 2011 to 2014. Amazon was ranked 21 among all visa sponsors.


two years ago #26, today #21.

http://www.myvisajobs.com/Visa-Sponsor/Amazon/29271.htm

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Response to ND-Dem (Reply #5)

Thu Feb 5, 2015, 02:04 PM

8. Oh noes! A company employing 154,100 asked for 342 H1b visas.

Its the end of the World!

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Response to FSogol (Reply #8)

Thu Feb 5, 2015, 02:07 PM

9. That's their total workforce, overseas and in the US. And since most of their workforce =

 

warehouse and similar workers, I doubt there are many tech pros among them.

Consequently, the number of h1bs Amazon uses to fill tech spots is more concentrated.

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Response to ND-Dem (Original post)

Thu Feb 5, 2015, 01:58 PM

2. It is apparent you don't like Amazon

judging by the number of posts on the subject today

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Response to corkhead (Reply #2)

Thu Feb 5, 2015, 01:59 PM

3. just as its obvious that many here don't want to hear anything negative about them

 

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Response to ND-Dem (Original post)

Thu Feb 5, 2015, 01:59 PM

4. 11:49 AM. Time to purchase more from Amazon!

 

Why anybody has such a bug up their ass over Amazon that they post thread after thread is beyond me.

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Response to MohRokTah (Reply #4)

Thu Feb 5, 2015, 03:02 PM

13. A now banned member of DU said this:

The technique is called "zealotry trolling" The purpose is to draw out the minority of DU members who are angry enough and naive enough to jump on the bandwagon, thus making the site as a whole look more like a bunch of unreasonable extremists and hypocrites.

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Response to ND-Dem (Original post)

Thu Feb 5, 2015, 02:22 PM

10. Good post, labor issues are an important topic to me! Thanks! n/t

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Response to ND-Dem (Original post)

Thu Feb 5, 2015, 02:31 PM

11. Do you know how many people in transportation are working thanks to Amazon?

And their salary is about double that of a retail worker. In addition, the number of workers in the retail business is up significantly in the past year and continues to grow. So itís hard to see how Amazon is putting a large amount of people out of work.

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Response to PeaceNikki (Reply #11)

Thu Feb 5, 2015, 02:59 PM

12. Heck, the USPS started delivering stuff for Amazon on Sundays. n/t

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