re: Skills Shortage? Quit Whining
Finally, Mr. Preston sees the light! As a former IT worker, I wholeheartedly agree with the arrogance and shortsighted lack of actual training programs within so many large corporations to fill "high tech/skill" jobs. There are so many American workers willing and able to learn new jobs and skills, but at middle class wages within the US. But until some hard nosed news organization like 60 Minutes exposes and embarasses these companies for pretending to not find the necessary skills within America, the business of offshoring and outsourcing functions to cheaper labor in other countries will continue.
Then there is also the massive age discrimination where the over 40 age group need not apply, because previous considerable experience, which used to be a plus, is now seen as undesirable or too ingrained in the past. If companies would commit to retraining this age group, they would get more loyalty than they can from the younger workers.