Wednesday, March 26, 2014

The STEM Talent Shortage Debate

No STEM talent shortage at Pacific Standard magazine.

Theme: War for talent.

Subject Article: "The Myth of the Myth of the Science and Engineering Shortage."

Other Links: 1. "The Myth of the Science and Engineering Shortage: American students need to improve in math and science—but not because there's a surplus of jobs in those fields."
2. "Peak Talent."
3. "Robert D. Atkinson: President Information Technology and Innovation Foundation."

Postscript: A headline from yesterday's (March 25th) The Vancouver Sun, "Mind the gap: Are you ready to compete for global talent?" The opinion piece warns about a looming "critical skills shortage" for British Columbia and all of Canada. Today's (March 26th) headline in The Vancouver Sun, "Canada is not facing labour or skills shortages: Findings question government's position that jobs are vacant due to lack of homegrown skilled employees." I'll take the word of a labor economist (latest headline) over that of The Immigrant Employment Council of British Columbia who authored the op-ed.

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