The New Global Hiring Hall

The free flow of STEM labor around the world is the wave of the future

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The New Global Hiring Hall
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In the annual debate over how many foreign engineers should be permitted to work in the United States, one idea is predictably absent: reciprocity.

Top engineers from around the world often find appealing jobs and pay in the United States, but the reverse isn’t necessarily true for equally talented U.S. workers [PDF] seeking engineering jobs abroad. To ensure an even playing field, why not promote a new global ethos of employing U.S. engineers, scientists, and software programmers anywhere in the world?

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Asad Madni and the Life-Saving Sensor

His pivot from defense helped a tiny tuning-fork prevent SUV rollovers and plane crashes

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Asad Madni and the Life-Saving Sensor

In 1992, Asad M. Madni sat at the helm of BEI Sensors and Controls, overseeing a product line that included a variety of sensor and inertial-navigation devices, but its customers were less varied—mainly, the aerospace and defense electronics industries.

And he had a problem.

The Cold War had ended, crashing the U.S. defense industry. And business wasn’t going to come back anytime soon. BEI needed to identify and capture new customers—and quickly.

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