1.8 Million Americans With Engineering DEGREES Don't Have Engineering JOBS

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    "Pres. Obama's own staff has produced the data to show that the President was wrong Monday when he said America doesn't have enough engineers, was wrong last week in the State of the Union to say we need more high-skilled foreign workers, and was wrong in sending out spokespersons to claim that not enough Americans are obtaining engineering degrees. But the President -- like most Republican leaders -- tends not to look for facts when thinking about immigration but just looks to his elite business cronies."

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    The Center for Immigration Studies is, given its area of claimed expertise (among other reasons) a pretty lousy source for a "report" on engineering employment. The link indicates that about 100,000 people with engineering degrees are looking for jobs. Given that there are many different kinds of degrees, and not everyone with a degree is qualified to work every job in their field, I see no contradiction between this number and Obama's claim that industry wants more engineers.
     
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    Part of the problem is that the DC clowns moved ~14,000 US factories and ~3,000,000 US manufacturing jobs overseas. Many of those factory related jobs were engineering jobs, either product engineers or infrastructure engineers.
     
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    That's odd... I have two friends whose kids have recently graduated with engineering degrees... one petroleum and one electrical... they both had jobs before they graduated... and like really high paying jobs.
     
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    new engineers have no trouble getting jobs.

    once they hit about 40 they need to start looking over their shoulder, because the axe is coming.
     
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    Now if we can only get the unemployment rate for attorneys up around 90%.
     
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    Why do you think that is.... changing technology perhaps? I know as a CPA I have to do 120 hrs every three years of CPE to keep my license... but I guess all engineers aren't PE's.

    Hmmm.
     
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    most engineering slots don't need a PE. it's partly changing technology and partly the fact that experience costs more. as the tech evolves, experience is devalued (rightly or wrongly)
     
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    i have 3-4 guys around 40-50 who are Engineers on my route......been delivering their Unemployment checks for quite awhile......one guy told me he has 250 resumes out over the whole country....all he gets back is letters telling him,thank you for your interest in our company...but....
     

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