My BW colleague Catharine Holahan just wrote a story about the surge in demand for engineers and Web designers in the US. It was just four years ago that analysts warned that millions of software jobs would flee the country for lower-cost climes, and yet we now have a rock bottom 3% unemployment rate for software engineers. Her numbers show that overall the tech industry is adding jobs at a rapid rate. And that's in spite of that fact that manufacturing left for China and Taiwan and isn't returning. One factor in the shortage: So many American youngsters got scared and decided not to pursue computer science degrees. Maybe this news will start to reverse that trend.

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