McDonalds, once known as the “All-American” company, has stabbed Americans in the back by choosing to fire 70 white-collar American workers and replace their jobs with foreign H-1B workers.
Hoping to stay under the radar, McDonalds outsourced the jobs to a company who hires foreign workers, a covert practice all too frequent with businesses in America today.
The blow took place in Ohio, America’s heartland, who has already suffered the loss of blue-collar jobs given to both illegal and legal immigrants.
Typically, illegals had only been offered blue-collar jobs, but now with “white-collar outsourcing”, no American job is safe.
“White-collar outsourcing “is not just a Silicon Valley thing anymore, it is happening all over” the country, said Steve Camarota, head of research at the Center for Immigration Studies.
Nationwide, the foreign population of white-collar temporary workers, dubbed “guest-workers,” now exceeds 800,000, including roughly 650,000 H-1B workers on multi-year visas.
The outsourcing in Columbus, Ohio, was explained as a cost saving effort by a McDonald’s spokeswoman. “To deliver $500 million in savings, the vast majority by the end of 2017, we are restructuring many aspects of our business, including an accounting function,” said spokeswoman Terri Hickey.”
In fact, not only did McDonalds fire 70 American workers, but according to Breitbart, McDonalds had the audacity to seek federal taxpayers’ funds to compensate the wages of the fired American workers.
In a bizarre effort to “save money”, McDonalds is taking jobs away from Americans, then asking taxpayers to foot the bill.
Presidential candidate Donald Trump has been campaigning against exactly this type of stunt and has promised to stop giving American jobs to foreigners.
Trump’s campaign website is clear on the need to put the American worker’s needs first:
“Real immigration reform puts the needs of working people first – not wealthy globetrotting donors. We are the only country in the world whose immigration system puts the needs of other nations ahead of our own. That must change.”
Trump continues to specifically address the H-1B visa, and calls to hire from a pool of unemployed Americans:
“Too many visas, like the H-1B, have no such requirement. In the year 2015, with 92 million Americans outside the workforce and incomes collapsing, we need companies to hire from the domestic pool of unemployed. Petitions for workers should be mailed to the unemployment office, not USCIS.”
In contrast, Hillary has campaigned and promised to provide an “unlimited number” of Green Cards to foreign college graduates, reports Breitbart.
If Hillary gets into office, her campaign promise will eliminate even more American jobs and force even more Americans into the unemployment line.
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Do you think McDonalds should give the fired workers their jobs back?
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