[amsat-bb] Re: A rose is a rose... is a rose

Phil Karn karn at philkarn.net
Sun Aug 7 21:37:47 PDT 2011

On 8/7/11 7:07 PM, Daniel Schultz wrote:

> Anyone who has tried to find an engineering job recently knows that there is
> no shortage of engineers, but lazy journalists keep reporting about a crisis
> in STEM education and how we need to inspire the next generation to study
> science and engineering. 

I can't agree with this. While there's certainly a nasty economic slump
right now, over the past 10-15 years there's been a huge influx of
non-US-citizen engineers where I work because there weren't enough US
engineers to fill all the positions.

Given all the visa hassles and roadblocks erected by the US government,
no American company is going to hire lots of non-American employees to
fill positions in the US unless it absolutely has to.

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