No Poaching indeed
Seriously folks, our government and corporations have structured the system to make indentured servants out of engineering and tech workers. Employers are no longer constrained to compete for talent, they just whine to Congress, and they gen up thousands of new Visa's and allow these companies to pick from those willing to work for the least money. No one in this scenario has clean hands, and American workers will continue to suffer and be restrained in seeking employment so long as we tolerate our own government providing a "low cost alternative" to hiring and retaining American workers. At one time in our history, even high tech firms trained and educated even entry level employee's. These were the aspirational jobs that motivated the mail room clearks and drone workers to try harder, to be better. Today, I often see teenagers with more computer skills and savvy than many of the "multi-degreed" imports, but apparently, it's not in corporate America's best financial interests to nurture and sponsor our own domestic talent. Like it or not folks, too many people competing for the same limited resources is not sane, sustainable social, economic, or environmental policy. The manufacturers and employers who recognize this first will be positioned to take advantage of future opportunities that remain.