Not entirely true if the person already has the legal right to work in a given country, including the US. Also, while the process of a visa sponsorship ain't cheap, it's just a matter of nobody being qualified or able, you also can get visas if nobody is willing to do it (e.g. seafood processing plants have no problem hiring US nationals, but nobody wants to do that job so they hire migrant foreigners). Sort of. Hours for management employees were still cut, but United did back off and ask for the IAM groups to voluntarily cut back. I heard >50% of employees in one of the groups agreed to reduced hours. Whether or not it's enough to avoid layoffs, who knows. The TSA checkpoint numbers keep climbing, and now that's schools out at the end of the week in a bunch of states, it will be interesting to see how June really stacks up.