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Shortage Of High-Tech Workers

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Shortage Of High-Tech Workers

Shortage Of High-Tech Workers

Shortage Of High-Tech Workers

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Guests: Kelly Carnes Deputy Assistant Secretary, Technology Policy Department of Commerce Washington, DC Michael Teitelbaum Program Officer Alfred P. Sloan Foundation New York, New York Gale Fitzgerald Chariman and Chief Executive Officer Computer Task Group Buffalo, New York Geoff Davis Assistant Professor, Mathematics Dartmouth College Hanover, New Hampshire This week, representatives from Microsoft, Texas Instruments and Sun Microsystems appeared in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee to talk about the shortage of high-tech workers. The Department of Labor projects that there will be some 1.3 million jobs in information technology in the next 10 years. One industry group, the Information Technology Association of America, estimates that there are more than 340,000 I.T. positions waiting to be filled. In this hour, we'll look at the situation, talk about what role immigration plays, and discuss some possible solutions.

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