The STEM gap

There’s a great info-graphic and article on Adecco, concerning the widening gap between available Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) candidates and those job vacancies waiting to be filled.

I have much to be thankful for this year.  In particular, I have Adecco to thank for placing me at a great, international science-based company — Thermo Fisher Scientific.  Our relatively small local branch is a great group of people to be working with.  It’s challenging, new, exciting, and growing.

So it’s odd to think that I’m part of only 8% of all STEM grads still doing this 10 years later.

STEM Jobs Infographic: Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics

So where are all the STEM people?  It’s a strange dilemma.  If nothing else, the problem makes me thankful that the job future looks more secure today than it did years prior.

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