Most of the H-1B employers, pay migrant workers well below-market wages including major technology firms like Facebook, Google, Apple, and Microsoft, a new report claimed.
“Among the top 30 H-1B employers are major US firms including Amazon, Microsoft, Walmart, Google, Apple, and Facebook. All of them take advantage of program rules in order to legally pay many of their H-1B workers below the local median wage for the jobs they fill,” said the report released by the Economic Policy Institute.
Authored by Daniel Costa and Ron Hira, the report titled “H-1B visas and prevailing wage levels”. They say 60 percent of H-1B positions certified by the US Department of Labor is below the local median wage.
While the H-1B program rules allow this, DOL has the authority to change it, but has not, it said.
While over 53,000 employers used the H-1B program in 2019, the top 30 H-1B employers accounted for more than one in four of all 389,000 H-1B petitions approved by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services in 2019, it said.H-1B Employers Pay Migrant Workers as per the program.