Oregon’s High-Tech Employment Trends
November 12, 2010 Leave a comment
The Oregon Employment Department forecasts a decline of 3 percent for computer and electronic product manufacturing over the 10 years from 2008 to 2018. This compares to overall employment growth projected at 9 percent.
Sadly, the Federal government policies seem to encourage migration of high value engineering work, especially software and now electrical engineering, to off shore destinations. This is not just a Spokane issue.
Here’s a chart of all engineering jobs in the U.K. – per the link, the number of engineering jobs in the U.K. is shrinking as companies move more work and more manufacturing offshore. Today the U.K. is in a financial disaster zone of horrible proportions. This “free trade” was, said the economists, going to deliver benefits to all parties. Has it?