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Headlines have been reporting good times are rolling around most of the world for just about anyone with high tech skills who is looking for a job. We here in the U.S. evidently cannot grow enough engineers, technicians and scientists domestically fast enough to fill increasing demands by employers, so Congress is repeatedly increasing the number of every type of work visa on the books to facilitate the importation of qualified people. I say "evidently" because depending on who you ask, a large part of the motivation for hiring foreign talent is to take advantage of being able to exploit their vulnerability to demands of lower pay and more more hours; some refer to it as high tech indentured servanthood. Then again, others are of the opinion that the hotness of the high tech job market is a facade created by politicians and bureaucrats with a vested interest (staying in office) in making the world look much rosier than it is. But, hey, the stock market is up and gas prices are down so things must be really great for everyone. Regardless of who you are or what your specialty is, if you are here reading this piece, then you will probably be interested in at least one of these current articles based on career furtherance and/or job hunting.
Posted April 10, 2015