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You can hire foreign workers in the US that work remotely without a visa. Most companies dont, though, it's risky and in many cases uncharted territory. There's international laws, intellectual property considerations, taxes, economic stability and infrastructure concerns.
And most companies here don't even hire people directly anymore at all. They instead have them work through consulting firms
Tl;Dr It's not an established practice among companies. There are easier ways to get people.
jiraTicket74827dIf I’m honest - it might be cultural.
People are unsure how workplace culture and communication works in other areas of the world.
this will sound racist but it’s just me telling what I’ve heard:
A company in Sweden used to outsource to companies in India and China. (engineering, not programming, but still)
They said in China if an employee made a mistake they desperately tried to fix it without anyone noticing cause they were used to managers bashing mistakes.
In India people did what was stated in a spec, but if something was obviously wrong or missing they didn’t question it.
I think later they had success switching to Vietnam, and found work place culture and more similar to home.
Now, this might not at all apply to hiring a single developer - who you could keep much better track of them compared to a large set of people.
Just thougt I’d share what I heard.
jbaba426d@jiraTicket Ok this makes sense. Although that would explain why a remote job would be local to its country of origin.
It doesn't explain much about why jobs would be tied to two continents tho. I mean that's a wide array of cultural differences out there.
Although I kind of get your point.