Technical work in the USA
When my daughter, material science engineer, was interviewing for a job, tech companies on the left coast like INTEL and TESLA had their pick and many newbie engineers were disappointed in not getting a site interview.
As for Mister Cook's comment about tool and die makers, he must not have considered the mitten shape peninsula that is Michigan. But then again when again when was the last time Mr. Cook was in fly over zone America (i.e. the Midwest).