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Labor Dept. plans H-1B probe -- one that could have an impact

Patrick Thibodeau | June 16, 2015
The U.S. Department of Labor plans to investigate whether H-1B workers can be used to replace U.S. IT workers, according to U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill) and Jeff Sessions (R-Ala). Both lawmakers have been leading a call for a probe of the controversial program.

The use of foreign labor at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts has generated similar angst, but wasn't cited in the Senate letter. Meanwhile, Disney ABC Television, another division of the larger Disney company, decided just this week to rescind IT layoffs it had planned.

That decision may be a possible reaction to recent attention the issue has been getting.


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