An alert reader pointed me to this article on older techies, including much material on layoffs at Intel. The article is informative and (mostly) accurate, except that it is missing an absolutely key element — it fails to note that many of the young workers Intel is hiring while shooing its older employees out the door are H-1Bs. As even most critics of H-1B tend to not understand this central point about the visa, the journalist here can be excused.
And maybe someone, either the reporter or one of the layoff victims, realized all this after all, because the picture accompanying the article tells the whole story. It shows an older American who was laid off from Intel last year, and a young Indian. Seems pretty clear that someone intended the Indian to be taken by readers as an H-1B.