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  •  Engineers, Scientists, and Mathematicians (3+ / 0-)
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    Eyesbright, rhauenstein, gulfgal98

    You said --

    The reason that there is a shortage of engineers is the corporations has purposefully circumvented the labor market, which should have reacted to produce more engineers.

    The market response should have been for corporations to offer higher pay and incentives, and to work with schools to graduate more trained labor, and to train engineers on the job.

    But, instead, they imported cheaper labor through H1B visas, keeping wages artificially low, suppressing the growth of the labor supply, and suppressing the college and OTJ jobs that would have grown a better supply of that labor.   And then they whine to Obama that they just can't find any good help, anymore.   Because that's the way they want it.

    You are absolutely right, and this is going on even as STEM programs are being promoted in the schools.

    "Facts are meaningless. You could use facts to prove anything even remotely true." -- H. Simpson

    by midnight lurker on Fri Nov 16, 2012 at 01:52:09 PM PST

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