Amid Layoffs, Banks Sought To Import ...

Amid Layoffs, Banks Sought To Import Workers

There are 2 comments on the Hartford Courant story from Feb 2, 2009, titled Amid Layoffs, Banks Sought To Import Workers. In it, Hartford Courant reports that:

The dozen banks now receiving the biggest rescue packages, totaling more than $150 billion, requested visas for more than 21,800 foreign workers over the past six years for positions that included senior vice ...

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East Hartford, CT

#1 Feb 2, 2009
It's inconceivable to me that these middle-class salaried jobs could not be filled by Americans for a modest amount of additional salary. I guess every penny counts for the ultra-greedy execs {our new aristocracy} as the savings help their already bloated salaries and perks. It's like Marie Antoinette's great arrogance when an advisor warned that bread was getting scarce for the masses. She replied "let them eat cake".! But in this banana republic these financeers that have brought the economy to its knees, still have the political clout to not only keep their jobs but will be assured a handsome pay via middle-class taxpayer money. They've got a great thing going!
Jim Smith

Flushing, NY

#3 Feb 3, 2009
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