Female CEOs Report Excess Of Tech Jobs

While the unemployment rate is at 8.6 percent, female CEOs from the tech industry reported Monday that there is an excess of unfilled tech jobs.

While the unemployment rate is at 8.6 percent, female CEOs from the tech industry reported Monday that there is an excess of unfilled tech jobs.

“The issue that is facing the tech sector is not one of joblessness but one of lack of applicants,” Lisa Hook, president and CEO of Neustar Inc. said at a discussion organized by Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) on the state of the American economy. “We are not training our children in STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. That affects not only the growth of our company…but the growth of the tech sector, our world competitiveness and national security.”

Hook continued to relay statistics that if current graduate trends continue, by 2018 there will be 1.4 million computing job openings in the United States and only 29 percent will be filled by US computing graduates. Excess jobs will be filled by foreigners imported to the United States.

“It is really disappointing for companies like mine, when every single headline is about joblessness, to know that there are actually hundreds of thousands of jobs that are going without being filled or that need to be filled by people we’re bringing into the country,” Hook deplored.

Hook even joked that she was taking applications in the back of the room.

President and CEO of NAVSYS Corporation Dr. Allison Brown echoed Hook’s words when asked by Rep. Renee Elmers (R-N.C.) how unemployment insurance has affected her company.

“Our folks are the engineers. They’re not unemployed, they just aren’t there,” Brown remarked. “I can’t find enough of them.”

The panel featured a discussion between Republican women of Congress and six Female CEOs from various industries on the state of the economy and how the Obama administration’s “economic policies and regulations have affected business growth and job creation.”

Tags: , ,

Lovisa Frost

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Sen. Menendez To Face Federal Charges

The Senator could be arraigned as early as Thursday

California Gov. Issues Mandatory Water Restrictions

Aerial view of Reno, Nevada (foreground), and Lake Tahoe (background) on January 14, 2014. Between the city and the lake, the mountains are nearly bare of snow, an unmistakable sign of precipitation deficits. Photo: Kelly Redmond/NOAA

“Today we are standing on dry grass where there should be five feet of snow. This historic drought demands unprecedented action,” Gov. Brown said.

Amnesty: US Carried Out Fifth-Most Executions in 2014

death penalty

‘Governments are deceiving the public if they say the death penalty will solve crime problems,’ says Amnesty International’s Renzo Pomi.

Iran Talks Extended For Second Time

Flickr Photo/Ralph Alswang

The State department announced that Sec. John Kerry will remain in Switzerland another day for negotiations.

LISTEN: The World in 2:00 – April 1, 2015

The World in 2:00 continents logo

New death penalty statistics show the U.S. carried out the fifth-most executions in 2014 and the Islamic State attacks the Yarmouk refugee camp near Damascus.

Hillary Clinton Urges Arkansas Gov. To Veto Religious Freedom Bill

Hillary Clinton

Clinton, the presumptive frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in 2016, is expected to officially launch her presidential bid in the weeks ahead.