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Why U.S. Companies Are Hiring H-1bs

Many U.S. companies state that they sponsor employees for H-1B visas because of the lack of local computer science and engineering talent. Schools in the U.S. are, in fact, failing to produce a significant number of computer science graduates. “Comp Sci” was one of the most popular college majors during the dot-com boom of the late 1990s, but now the number of students enrolled in computer science programs is at its lowest in a decade. To put it simply, despite the resurgence of Web millionaires and the demand for IT professionals, U.S. college students are just not interested in studying computing.

For more information, listen to the story by Larry Abramson from NPR's All Things Considered: Computer Science Course Enrollment Dips in U.S.