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redcard
09-27-2006, 01:07 PM
Today morning’s market place on NPR had a feature on the shortage of qualified technical professionals in US, mainly because of the shortage of qualified American Professionals and difficulty in hiring foreign professionals. This discussion was in reference to a labor department report with regard to the new job creation. There was a mention that the oil and gas sector is also facing very high shortage of qualified and experienced technical since US had no major expansion in this area in the last decade as a result of which getting experienced professionals has become more difficult.

I also found this news article which also mentions the same thing.. may be it will help to bring this to notice of the lawmakers..

http://www.mercurynews.com/mld/mercurynews/15618901.htm

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``We think the growth could be much higher,'' said Josh James, AeA senior manager, research and industry analysis, who contributed to the report. ``Numerous tech companies are having a difficult time finding qualified workers, both because fewer U.S. kids are coming out of universities with science and engineering backgrounds and companies are having a more difficult time hiring foreign nationals because of the visa process

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Iam sure if nothing else.. it will help the H1 Cause...:)

dixie
09-27-2006, 01:45 PM
http://www.amazon.com/Flight-Capital-Alarming-Americas-Brightest/dp/0891062025

This is an excellent book .. a must read for all those xenophobes, restrictionists and lawmakers who believe we steal american jobs.
Wonder if contacting the author David Heenan will be of any help ?

nixstor
09-27-2006, 02:40 PM
http://marketplace.publicradio.org/am.html

Dont see anything you mentioned about shortage of workers on Marketplace.

It would be great if we can get some support from David Heenan like Richard Florida.

andy garcia
09-27-2006, 03:07 PM
"Flight Capital: The Alarming Exodus of America's Best And Brightest" by David Heenan describes how many other countries are working to become world leaders in technology. Because of new opportunities in their native countries, fewer ultra-high-talent foreign students are seeking higher education in America.

What isn't well understood by most Americans is just how dependent America is upon imported, foreign talent.

Heenan writes: "Today, the country continues to benefit enormously from being a magnet for inventive and ambitious people who stimulate the economy, create wealth, and improve overall living standards. Chinese and Indian immigrants run nearly a quarter of Silicon Valley's high-tech firms. Half of the Americans who shared Nobel Prizes in physics and chemistry in the past seven years were born elsewhere. Nearly 40 percent of MIT graduate students are from abroad. More than half of all Ph.D.s working here are foreign-born, as are 45 percent of physicists, computer scientists, and mathematicians. One-third of all current physics teachers and one-fourth of all women doctors immigrated to this country."

Many talented students come to America, because America has the best graduate schools in the world. That strength gives America a brain influx from other countries. But, other countries are catching up. We learn the Indian Institutes of Technology are more difficult to get into than MIT or Harvard.

This guy needs to talk to Lou Dobbs:D
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nixstor
09-27-2006, 03:11 PM
Lou Dobbs need to talk to Heenan and not the vice-versa :)

andy garcia
09-27-2006, 03:18 PM
Lou Dobbs need to talk to Heenan and not the vice-versa :)


If a == b then b == a :confused:

nixstor
09-27-2006, 03:27 PM
That was a joke. I agree that DH on LD's show might help us. Your post sounded like DH should try to be on LD's show. No worries.

redcard
09-27-2006, 08:49 PM
http://marketplace.publicradio.org/am.html

Dont see anything you mentioned about shortage of workers on Marketplace.

It would be great if we can get some support from David Heenan like Richard Florida.

Its just a thought,, maybe every IV member should buy this book and send it to their senator as a holiday gift..I am sure that most of these guys will not read it..but even 50% read or their staff read it, it will make an impact..

drirshad
09-27-2006, 09:23 PM
And the oldies r gonna retire creating more jobs what will they do then, i m sure somethin goin on to make us suffer especially ..........

whoever
09-29-2006, 04:42 PM
Anyone have a clue?

GCBy3000
09-29-2006, 06:20 PM
This is not at all a bad idea. Indeed very good one and also easy to send it through Amazon.

Every member should send it to their state senator and congressmen.

Its just a thought,, maybe every IV member should buy this book and send it to their senator as a holiday gift..I am sure that most of these guys will not read it..but even 50% read or their staff read it, it will make an impact..

admin
09-29-2006, 10:43 PM
IV has already contacted Author David Heenan. In fact the author endorsed our effort. Check out his letter to IV - http://immigrationvoice.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=24&Itemid=43

Also as per the letter, his book has already been sent to the influential senators.