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Nothing could be worse than losing your job, except maybe being required to train your replacement. That is what happened in the Magical Kingdom when cheaper H-1B workers from an India outsourcing firm replaced about 250 U.S. employees at the end of January this year.

1. What explanation did Disney executives give for this move?
2. Why are these layoffs at Disney and other companies raising new questions about H-1B visas?
3. Discuss the costs and benefits of the H-1B program as a continuing business model.
4. What do you think Congress should do to improve the federal guidelines of the H-1B program?

Preston, J. (2015) Pink Slips at Disney. But First, Training Foreign Replacements. The New York Times, June 3 (Retrievable online at