Comes now our pals at Facebook who are under the microscope of a bunch of state Attorneys General to be busted up and reformed for a myriad of reasons.
In the specific instance of the state AGs, it is for smothering small businesses. This is different.
At the same time, Facebook is being sued by the Department of Justice for improperly filling a number of jobs — 2,600 high paying jobs — through the use of H-1B visas.
Specifically, Face stands accused of failing to adequately advertise for applicants to 2,600 jobs to be filled by Americans before opening them to immigrants with the required high skills and an H-1B visa.
The DOJ says Face did not recruit, consider, or hire readily available and qualified American citizen workers for the positions which is a strict requirement before an employer can seek H-1B visa holders. It is the law.
These charges are simple to prove — Face can either deliver the evidence of their recruitment efforts for Americans to fill those jobs or they are in the soup.
To add gasoline to the fire, Face used its power to convert these positions to “green card” eligible positions thereby getting into the immigration business directly as a green card carries the right to work permanently in the USA and to thereby obtain an ability to become a citizen.
These are not low paying jobs. The average salary was in excess of $155,000 annually. Thousands of Americans would have filled those jobs.
The Complaint asks for unspecified civil penalties and back pay for US workers who were screwed in the process.
Why is this important? Because Facebook and Zuck are consistently failing to follow the law.
This is just one more reason — cheating on immigration, smothering small competitors in the cradle, censorship — why Face should be broken into small pieces.
But, hey, what the Hell do I really know anyway? I’m just a Big Red Car and I don’t need no stinking H-1B visa, I’m an all American muscle car.