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11 months ago
The tech industry needs one million workers now
“There are probably a million jobs in the technology sector that aren’t getting filled with the right level of talent”
Unstated qualifier :
At the price we are willing to pay
Yahoo Finance, if nobody has a job who is doing to buy from these robots?
Not true what they want is cheaper h1b labor from abroad.
Ask any business how many employees they "need" and they'll always overstate the number. The number that they could actually hire based on economic viability is a completely different answer.
Then hire AND train people. Why do companies seem to think this is something they are absolved of?
It's not a US labor shortage, it's US labor costs. At my last company management emailed all of us out of the blue saying Singapore workers cost 1/3 what we do. No joke So they shut down US manufacturing and outsourcing to Flextronics in Singapore. Over 300 people were walked out, most had been there for 10-15 years. As part of the transition team and the last to leave, I saw the off-shore move was a disaster. To meet schedule products were shipped out defective, trained workers quit after 2-3 months, parts got lost, customers screaming for service. On my last day I walked out and just said to management, good luck, you get what you pay for.
Continuous education won't work without companies willing to pay us for continuing and improving our education.
Change primary and secondary education curriculum in the U.S. to include the basics of computer programming and robotics.Computers are now a basic given in modern life...why haven't we caught up mandatorily training our kids the basics of technology? Then we are able to discern early which students can take it up as a profession.
Oracle, HP etc want cheap labor. They lay off American who are being paid middle class wages and hire Indians and Pakistanis for half the cost. If the US stopped giving out H1B visas and stopped shipping jobs overseas, we would see Americans going back to getting middle class wages. Workers can be trained. College can produce the right candidates. It's the corporations that want and endless supply of cheap labor. The CEOs should stop going to these Global summits and stay here and help Americans.
Worked in tech for 25 years....this is a bogus claim to get Washington to approve more H1B's. Businesses don't want to pay a U.S. programmer 100K, but they'll pay 2 H1B's 50k each because the "blended rate" looks better to their bosses even though it costs more in the long run.
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