Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Career Fodder

I'm thinking to write a post on immigration and careers, but for now let me point you to two provocative articles I recently read:

  • Steve Jobs's Advice for Obama. While I love the acronym: the Staple Act (Stopping Trained in America Ph.D.s from Leaving the Economy), the article also claims that Steve Jobs told Mr. Obama that Apple employs 700,000 factory workers in China because it can't find the 30,000 engineers in the U.S. that it needs on site at its plants. "If you could educate these engineers," he said at the dinner, "we could move more manufacturing jobs here." Quite a claim!
  • Non-engineer-staffed IEEE-USA sells out US electrical engineering jobs, a forum post on, sparks an excellent debate about US engineering grad schools, H1B and "green cards", and career prospects for American engineers (and their children).

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