But according to a new report by the financial services firm, Jones Lang LaSalle, high-tech jobs are growing nearly four times faster than the national average. The report also shows that venture capital is driving the job boom, with high-tech accounting for 50 percent of total venture capital funding over the past year.One comment trying to argue that there is indeed a shortage of skilled engineers says:
Companies say it’s difficult to find and recruit talent, because there is a dearth of qualified engineers.
We're not looking for specific skills, just someone with current skills and the willingness to learn what we do. (Hey, you do PHP, Python, Perl, Java, that's great...if you want to learn Ruby on Rails too, then we've got a job available now).And yet I was just turned down for a job because they wanted someone with PHP experience. I've written server-side CGI scripts in Perl, and ksh, and I've been writing server-side Java for a couple of years now...but there isn't time for me to learn one more language. Do you have any idea how many programming languages I have learned since 1971? So many that I can't even give you a rough guess, but taking off my shoes doesn't help on the count.
Businesses whining about a shortage of skilled engineers are making excuses, hoping that the government will again let them bring in H-1B visa holders to work for $2000 a month.