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Federal Lawsuit Alleges Facebook Discriminates Against US Workers 

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a lawsuit Thursday saying social media giant Facebook was discriminating against U.S. workers and hiring cheaper foreign workers instead.

Many of the temporary workers the DOJ accused Facebook of giving hiring preferences to were foreign workers with H-1B visas.

H1-B visas allow U.S. companies to hire foreign workers in “specialty occupations.” Critics say companies, particularly in technology, exploit the visa program to hire foreigners for less money.

The DOJ further alleged that Facebook “refused” to consider qualified U.S. workers for over 2,600 open jobs paying an average annual salary of $156,000.

The move came after a two-year details ⇒

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