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    Raytheon Plans to Hire 4,500 Engineers This Year

    Raytheon Corporation, a defense and security contractor with $25 billion in sales in 2009, is looking for engineers — a lot of them. William Swanson, Raytheon’s CEO, told the Boston Chamber of Commerce this week that the company plans to hire 4,500 engineers this year, and it’s having a tough time finding them. Why? Swanson… Read More
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    Adding Diversity to the Science Workforce Pipeline

    Danielle Lee, a grad student at the University of Missouri in St. Louis, tells how getting more ethnic diversity in the science workforce will take more of the special programs that give students hands-on experience that they don’t necessarily get in the classroom. In an article in the 31 December St. Louis American (a weekly… Read More
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    Is this (job) heaven? No, it’s Iowa

    The New York Times on Saturday ran a story about a worker shortage in Iowa, including a deficit of specialists in advanced technology. Because of an historically tepid economy and a reputation for being out in the middle of nowhere, many of Iowa’s best and brightest young workers have ventured elsewhere to make a living. Read More
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    Science Adrift, with the Numbers to Prove It

    The Commission on Professionals in Science and Technology (CPST), issued the eighth report (PDF, registration required) in its Workforce Data Project today describing a tepid environment for science and technology careers. The report asks and answers the question, "Is U.S. science adrift?" with a resounding "Of course it is." An… Read More
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    Secretary of Labor to Young American Workers: You Suck

    In the 1 July issue of Parade, a magazine inserted into the Sunday editions of many newspapers in the United States, Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao says that the bad attitude of American workers, particularly younger workers, contributes to the threat of outsourcing overseas. In a section in Parade’s "Intelligence Report" called &qu… Read More