Short Take: GAO report debunks shortage issue

The General Accounting Office has released a report disputing a Commerce Department study concluding that America is facing a drastic shortage of programmers and other highly skilled professionals, according to the Sacramento Bee. The GAO report found flaws in the Commerce study, which is being touted by high-tech employers bemoaning a lack of a qualified domestic workforce and calling for fewer immigration restrictions on foreign high-tech workers.

The General Accounting Office has released a report disputing a Commerce Department study concluding that America is facing a drastic shortage of programmers and other highly skilled professionals, according to the Sacramento Bee. The GAO report found flaws in the Commerce study, which is being touted by high-tech employers bemoaning a lack of a qualified domestic workforce and calling for fewer immigration restrictions on foreign high-tech workers.

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