U.S. job losses in recent years — especially high-paying technology jobs — are a startling reality that even the Obama administration is having to acknowledge, however reluctantly. As the Florida presidential primary looms just five days away, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney are both ratcheting up their job-creation rhetoric.
The U.S. has lost nearly 30 percent of its technology jobs in recent years, according to a new report from the National Science Board, an advisory panel for the National Science Foundation. Asia is becoming the world’s technology job leader, the report indicates.