Reply to post: Reality check for the President

White House taxes Silicon Valley to skill-up American workers

Joe User

Reality check for the President

"A lot of these jobs don't require a four-year degree in computer science," the President said. "They don't require you be an engineer. Folks can get the skills they need for these jobs in newer, streamlined, faster training programs. What's more, these tech jobs pay 50 percent more than the average private sector wage - which means they're a ticket into the middle class."

Many companies post job requirements that include everything but the kitchen sink. And if the applicant doesn't have the required education level, Human Resources won't bother with their resume, no matter how experienced the applicant is. Even if the company did hire this applicant, they wouldn't pay a good enough salary to live in/near Silicon Valley. Sad, but true....

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