Why are Indian software firms having problems finding local staff?

Interesting story in the FT about Cognizant having trouble finding engineers in the US to fill roles.

The company says that the shortage of US engineers forces it to fill roles from overseas.

Wipro said something similar to me recently and Infosys is having similar trouble according to the article. There have been some interesting comments about the post I did about Wipro’s struggle.

But is the shortage of US and UK  a case of students not getting into software engineering because they know they will struggle to find work because they are expensive compared to their counterparts in countries like India?

I must admit if I was currently weighing up my career options I might be reluctant to be a software engineer with so much work being offshored. 

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