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Viewpoint: David Sirota

From Salon.com: “No matter what the high-tech industry is telling Obama, there remain thousands of highly skilled engineers in America...

“No matter what the high-tech industry is telling Obama, there remain thousands of highly skilled engineers in America who are either underemployed or completely out of work. That’s because, despite the political rhetoric to the contrary, our universities are producing far more science, technology, engineering, and math workers than allegedly worker-starved tech companies are willing to employ. Indeed, a generation of jobless engineers exists not because, as tech CEOs insist, they don’t possess the skills to fill open jobs, but because those tech CEOs aren’t looking for domestic workers. On the contrary, they are looking for foreign workers who will simply accept lower wages and fewer workplace rights than Americans.”    

David Sirota in Salon.com

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