companies object to first considering qualified American applicants
[Robert Hoffman, VP for
government and public affairs at Oracle and spokesman for Compete America] says that a requirement for
U.S. companies to try to hire American workers first doesn't make sense. "To focus on that
is missing the whole point of the program," he says. Hoffman says that tech companies
face a shortage of skilled workers so they should have the latitude to
hire talented employees, wherever they're from.