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Economy / High-Tech Industry vs. Labor / Jobs #624318

NBC Evening News for Saturday, May 02, 1998
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Chip Reid) The crisis in the high-tech industry because of the lack of well-educated Americans to fill the jobs featured. [Software company Linguateq CEO John MAY, Cypress Semiconductor CEO T.J. RODGERS - say there is a shortage of qualified computer professionals.] The bill sponsored by Senator Spencer Abraham that would increase the number of foreigners allowed into the United States to fill the job gap noted. [ABRAHAM - says it is an industry crisis.] The opposition of organized labor to the bill outlined. [AFL-CIO David SMITH, Labor Secretary Alexis HERMAN - offer views on the high-tech market.]

Reid, Chip;
Williams, Brian

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