- August 4, 2011
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As organizations emerge from the 2008 recession and pursue ambitious growth strategies, a number of phenomena are converging to create a situation where employer demand for STEM professionals is exceeding supply. These factors include:
- faster growth in the number of STEM jobs compared to STEM workers,
- too few STEM workers with the necessary residency and citizenship qualifications,
- a mismatch between STEM professionals’ capabilities and employer hiring requirements,
- underrepresentation of minorities in STEM professions, and
- the retirement of the large, baby boomer STEM-professional cohort.