Friday, March 04, 2011

Lunch-bucket workers with Ph.D.s

A WSJ article tells about companies like Intel moving jobs to Vietnam:
All is not lost, America. The techs in Intel's Saigon plant mostly have masters or vo-tech degrees. For its new factories in Oregon (wafer fabrication) and Arizona (making beyond-small 14-nanometer microchips), Intel needs loads of lunch-bucket workers with Ph.D.s -— if they can find them in the U.S.

Vietnam's millions, rolling endlessly forward on their agile motorbikes, seem to know where they want to go. Next question: Do we?
I hope so. Hiring loads of lunch-bucket workers with Ph.D.s in Vietnam is not it.

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