Regarding your Nov. 8 Work & Money column “High-tech workforce lacking diversity” was another corporate mask of not paying the salary that has been the going rate of the so-called “stubbornly white and male.”
The real reason behind diversity is that these “minority” workers are profitable for the companies that don’t pay them the top wages that the stubbornly white males have earned.
Why are companies complaining that for years they have been looking for that elusive U.S. worker with the skills they desperately seek but are laying off the ones they do have by the thousands? Now, in North Carolina, they don’t have enough diversity? Wow!
I find that hard to swallow when 6,000 layoffs happened at Cisco, 5,000 jobs gone at Intel and Cargill outsourced 900 IT jobs.
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In 2014, Disney summoned hundreds of American IT workers and told them they had to participate in their “knowledge transfer sessions” if they were to get their severance bonus. How is that even legal?
Diversity and lack of American worker skills are just excuses companies are using to keep their bloated profits.