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“Seattle’s Tech Job Crunch”

Xconomy writes:

“Another month gone by in Seattle, another Silicon Valley company has moved in to establish a beachhead for recruiting tech workers.  …  But all of those companies often wind up chasing the same pool of experienced workers – a pool that Washington state isn’t adding to fast enough by cranking out computer science graduates of its own.

“It’s a situation that can’t be sustained if the region is to maintain its prominence in the tech world.  …

“Ed Lazowska, the University of Washington’s Bill & Melinda Gates Chair in Computer Science & Engineering, says the last sustainable increase in state spending for higher education enrollments was around 1999.  …

“‘It kind of sucks that the children of Washington parents can’t get into the University of Washington and pursue a STEM degree because there’s not enough slots,’ says entrepreneur Jeremy Jaech, chairman of the Technology Alliance.  ‘But it’s not likely to change any time soon.'”

Read the article here.

March 28, 2011