GOP Sen. Kevin Cramer is leading a drive to reward 300,000 Indian visa workers for taking college graduate jobs from at least 200,000 young middle aged or older American graduates. Via Twitter, the North Dakota Senator is pushing the “Fairness for High Skilled Immigrants Act,” which was also championed by former GOP Rep. Kevin Yoder until he lost his 2018 election.The legislation “is about exactly that: fairness,” Cramer tweeted. “The long wait for these green cards is a disservice to legal immigrants and to the potential of the American economy. Let’s get this passed.” But Cramer’s bill does not offer fairness or safeguards to the many Americans who are losing careers or starter jobs to the imported army of roughly 500,000 Indian workers and recruiters, said Dawn Collins, a former vice-president at J.P. Morgan Chase bank. Casey and other American professionals were forced out of their software jobs in 2016 to make … [Read more...] about GOP Senators Push Green Card Rewards for Indian Visa Workers Who Take College Jobs in U.S.
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Demand is increasing for engineers and related technical fields in the IC industry, but companies are struggling to find enough talent. The problem is even worse in hot new markets such as AI and 5G, where competition is fierce for experienced workers. The talent shortfall starts with college graduates and professionals in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). STEM training spans multiple industries, but it’s a significant problem for semiconductor and equipment vendors. While a shortage of STEM workers will not stop a company’s day-to-day operations, it does affect their ability to fill key positions, replenish an aging workforce, and develop new products and technologies. Longer term, it can hamper the pace of growth for the whole industry, and it can have an impact on the competitiveness of entire countries or regions. The talent shortfall isn’t a new phenomenon. For years, the IC industry has experienced a shortage of various … [Read more...] about Engineering Talent Shortage Now Top Risk Factor
A stubborn brother and 3,000 Russian rubles were all it took to convince Elena Tverdokhlebova to go into science and technology. "I was 10 years old when my brother, who was studying for the university admissions exams, gave me a math problem to solve," she says. He was jumping around the living room offering her 100 rubles, then 1,000, and finally 3,000 if she could do it. "To his surprise, I was able to solve it, and he gave me 3,000 rubles, about $100 at that time," she says. This small incentive and the support she received from her family convinced Tverdokhlebova to study math and later computer science. "I became addicted," she says.Tverdokhlebova, who is now a data scientist, was part of an all-women Russian team who won the International Quant Championship, a fintech competition organized by computer-powered hedge fund WorldQuant.She was representing the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, together with Tatiana Shpakova and Karina Ashurbekova. "We're all working in … [Read more...] about Why is Russia so good at getting women into technology?
By Lauren Weber Eric Morath Melissa Korn The Wall Street Journal Mon., Nov. 5, 2018 Amazon.com Inc.’s decision to split its new headquarters exposes a secret known to many companies: It is tough to find top tech talent. As The Wall Street Journal reported Monday, the e-commerce company has scuttled its original plan to pick a single location for a second headquarters, opting instead to build two hubs, according to a person familiar with the matter. The move stems from Amazon’s need for that talent—and lots of it—so increasing the number of locations will provide better access. The competition for high-tech workers spans all of Corporate America. Today, companies from auto makers to insurers to health-care providers are duking it out with West Coast tech firms to attract and retain people with expertise in fields like software development, machine learning and big data. Colleges and universities have raced to boost their offerings in … [Read more...] about Too many jobs, not enough talent spurs Amazon to split HQ2
PUBLISHED: 10:19 07 November 2018 Mark Boggis Workshop co-ordinator Emily Fisk shows an Ormiston Denes Academy student how wind turbines generate power. Picture: ScottishPower Renewables LEADERBOARD_PHOTOGRAPHY Interactive workshops have helped to inspire the “next generation of engineers and scientists.” Dr Diogo Gomes, from Cambridge Science Centre, gives a demonstration. Picture: ScottishPower RenewablesA “hands-on science roadshow” has rolled into Lowestoft as a series of wind power and engineering workshops take centre stage.Using coding to make traffic lights turn green, assembling an arch bridge, looking at how energy is generated and hearing about what decisions are needed when embarking on the construction of a windfarm are just some of the activities inspiring more than 650 children from Lowestoft all this week.With students from seven primary schools being welcomed to Ormiston Denes Academy between November 5 and … [Read more...] about ‘Real life science brought to life:’ Hundreds of students inspired by interactive workshops