Sunday, September 11, 2016

Obamacare Pressures California University to Fire U.S. Professionals, Hire Foreign H-1B Workers

Breitbart reports:
Janet Napolitano, the chancellor of the state-wide University of California, is dumping American information-technology professionals to hire cheaper H-1B contract workers from India.

She already has a lot of experience in the H-1B white-collar outsourcing program, after having been in charge of its implementation while working as the federal secretary of Homeland Security for President Barack Obama.

The University of California is both the top ranked public university system in the world with 10 campuses, with a combined student body of 238,700 students, but it is also a huge employer, with 19,700 faculty members and 135,900 staff members.

As the most liberal large American university system, the faculty and staff currently are the top contributors to Democrat Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential candidate committee. The UC was also Barack Obama’s largest contributor in both 2008 and 2012.

Despite all of UC’s social justice credentials, its San Francisco campus just announced it will dump 17 percent of its IT staff by February 2017. Those cuts will eliminate 67 permanent UC employee positions — complete with great pensions — as well as 20 American contract workers.

The campus is facing “difficult circumstances,” partly because of Obamacare, said Joe Bengfort, the Chief Information Officer for the UCSF campus. Obamacare has increased the volume of patients while limiting hospital reimbursement to around 55 cents on the dollar. Obamacare also mandates electronic medical records, so IT operating expenses have doubled from 3 to 6 percent of total hospital expenses amid more spending on IT security and analytics.

The fired American professionals will be expected to train foreign H-1Bs, under a 5-year, $50 million outsourcing deal with India’s HCL Corp.
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