gregbo (gregbo) wrote,

debate about software engineer shortage heating up again

Yep, they're at it again, arguing that there aren't enough qualified software engineers, and that H-1B caps need to be lifted. They say that the US government doesn't get it; in particular, bring people in on visas is coupled with job loss, an issue politicians (understandably) do not want to be linked to themselves as the November election nears.

On a related note, there is a recent thread on /. about how in 2007, the number of CS degrees granted by US universities hit a new low. Also, a Y! article about how defense contractors are also facing engineering shortages. Several participants cited competition with Google, Verizon, and other tech companies.
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