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More Visas for Technology Skills?


Should we increase H-1B visas by 20,000?  Charge more per visa to fund U.S. STEM education?  Reallocate 20,000 unused green cards to tech workers?

Where do you stand on these visa issues?  And on technology education, encouragement, and training in the U.S.?

“Brad Smith, Microsoft’s executive vice president and general counsel, said the U.S. education products only half of the graduates needed to fill the estimated 120,000 computer-related jobs requiring at least a bachelor’s degree that will be created in each of the next 10 years. “It’s a problem that’s approaching dimensions of a genuine crisis,” he argued, adding that his company has 6,000 unfilled positions, including 3,400 openings for researchers, developers and engineers.”

See Susan Hall’s full article:
http://news.dice.com/2012/10/12/microsoft-h-1b-visas/

 

 

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