The Technical Talent Challenge: Demand Outstrips Supply

 

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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.

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This is only being extremely

This is only being extremely exascerbated by Sequestration, aka: the outcome of the Congressional Supercommittee's impasse last year.

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