[Susan notes: This is a good reply to Zuckerman's claims that vast numbers of US jobs go begging for lack of qualified workers.]
To the editor
Re: Mortimer Zuckerman's Fight Inequality With Better Jobs (op-ed, March 3)When I and most American STEM college graduates of 50 years ago went job hunting, the companies were willing to accept us and enrolled us in on-the-job training programs. Now they require fully trained people who will work for less and they either find them offshore or allow them to come here and work. America isn't now a country where heavy industry requires skilled labor and lots of it. Technology has changed the work patterns and now unskilled, cheap labor is used to manufacture cars, make steel, etc. A tour of an automobile plant will demonstrate that point.
John E. Fedako
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