IBM settle suit over jobs listings

DOJ accused IBM’s ads of using preferential language for foreign students

International Business Machines Corp. (IBM) will settle a suit claiming some of its jobs postings used language that conveyed a preference toward foreign workers holding temporary visas, the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced last week.

According to the DOJ, IBM posted several jobs listings asking for foreign candidates with technical experience who hold H1-B or F-1 visas. F-1 visas are issued to foreign students studying in the United States, and H-1B visas are issued to foreign nationals with technical expertise in specialized fields.  


Cathleen Flahardy

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