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April 24, 2007

Richard Florida

Update to April Fool's

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The Myth of High-Tech Outsourcing

A new report finds that U.S. demand for IT professionals in 2006 reached levels not seen since before the dot-com bust

But there is so much global demand for employees proficient in programming languages, engineering, and other skills demanding higher level technology knowledge that outsourcing can't meet all U.S. needs. "There would have been a lot more than 147,000 jobs created here, but our companies are having difficulty finding Americans with the background," says William Archey, president and chief executive of the AeA.

Full story here

It goes on to talk about problems with colleges not producing enough graduates and raising the H1B visa limits as a way to deal with the shortages.

posted by Kevin Stolarick


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Charlie D.

I can attest to unmet demand in the US first hand. I have worked for three companies in Massachusetts within the past four years as a software developer, and in all three cases, the companies have continued to look for more developers to hire, without much luck. There continues to be a very obvious shortage of developers out there, even with colleges graduating new Computer Science students each year. It also seems that the complexity and difficulty of the field tends to lead some students to other fields or results in a lot of mediocre developers who don't necessarily understand the necessary concepts to be effective.

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