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Microsoft has massive layoffs; H-1B hires continue, and foreign workers now far outnumber Americans

Bill Gates – looking for ways to get even richer!

Thursday was another bad day for American jobs as Microsoft – the once All American innovator – began to end the livelihoods of 3,000 families, a process called “downsizing” by the elites.

A spokesperson for founder Bill Gates called this job slaughter simply “changes” to “better serve our customers and partners.”

Today, we are taking steps to notify some employees that their jobs are under consideration or that their positions will be eliminated,” the Microsoft spokesperson told CNBC. “Like all companies, we evaluate our business on a regular basis. This can result in increased investment in some places and, from time-to-time, re-deployment in others.

Meanwhile, foreign workers are being hired by the Seattle gang through the H-1B visa and Optional Practical Training (OPT) program. Microsoft is  one of the top recruiters of the some 330,000 foreign nationals (in 2016), who get to remain in the U.S. after graduating from Continue reading →

Bill Gates investments are not just in Microsoft

Cascade Investment LLC is a private investment and holding company.

The company describes itself as a diversified investment company. Its investments include more than half the Bill Gates fortune:

  • Auto Nation
  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • Canadian National Railway
  • Carpetright
  • Dante Giovanni Corporation
  • Coca Cola Femsa SAB de CV – 20% stake
  • Cox Communications
  • FEMSA (Mexican brewer)
  • Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts – 42.5 percent
  • ICOS
  • Newport News Shipbuilding
  • Otter Tail Power Company
  • Pan American Silver Corporation
  • Republic Services, Inc
  • Sapphire Energy
  • Schnitzer Steel Industries
  • Scient
  • Televisa
  • Wisconsin Central Transportation

No wonder Gates favors unlimited immigration and H-1b visas, changes in law that would benefit his financial interests by lowering wages and increasing American unemployment.

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