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8/27/2010 10:04 AM EDT
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WSOCT   9/3/2010 1:24:21 AM
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While this has been a routine annual exercise since 2003, it gains more significance this year due to the booming Taiwanese semiconductor market. Foxconn has its hands full with iPad and iPhone circuitry manufacturing orders from Apple and there’s no shortage of similar big orders for other biggies including Delta, TSMC and Asus. Let’s face it, the United States is struggling to remain the world’s biggest innovation hub and the curb on visa policies is likely to worsen the situation. Further, the US economy isn’t creating large-scale job opportunities at the moment and concerns continue about a looming economic depression. In contrast, Taiwan and China are increasingly opening up cross-border opportunities in the semiconductor segment. I’m certain that there will be no shortage of takers for such opportunities. Some of the biggest hardware manufacturers including Apple, Nokia, HTC and others have either opened offices or chosen local partners to tap the low-cost skilled labor advantage of Taiwan. - Keith Schaub

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ewoelk   8/31/2010 7:36:26 PM
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The money would be better spend on trying to hire 1,000 US engineers to come to Taiwan. Taiwanese born engineers and experts usually know exactly why they work and live in the US and like it here. The offer to lure them back has to be exceedingly sweet. US engineers on the other hand may be lured by curiosity. The cultural influx would help competitiveness, too.

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resistion   8/30/2010 1:16:41 PM
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Yes they wrestle because it's not an easy choice. When they go back, people will ask, whether they will go back to the US. If Taiwan or China is just a temporary layover. Times are bad indeed if your fellow countrymen tell you the grass is greener in the other country, in either country.

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BalaLak   8/30/2010 11:59:45 AM
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I don't think there has been such a massive drive done before. Silicon India job fair comes to mind for people of Indian origin, but am not sure about the success rate. Being a repatriate myself, I favor this idea and envy the people who make use of this opportunity. It is very difficult if you have to look on your own, trying to return to your own country after a gap of several years.

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greenpattern   8/30/2010 8:17:01 AM
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If you're from US and you expatriate, you're stuck outside indefinitely.

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Silicon_Smith   8/29/2010 2:54:24 PM
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This is a good idea, albeit not a novel one. Such solidarity is good for business and having people from the country of origin as employees for headquarters or off shore locations make much more sense. The culture, practices and the feeling of being home can not be compensated for. It is not necessary to repatriate even, you can work in the off shore locations and decide too return smoothly, when you feel the need to.

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garydpdx   8/27/2010 5:09:47 PM
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While your principle may remain true, there are people wrestling with this idea for practical matters like unemployment and the lack of jobs here. See archives of The Story with Dick Gordon from NPR. About a year ago, they profiled Zed Chang (sp?), an unemployed telecom engineer and naturalized US citizen, who was wrestling with taking a job in his native China and uprooting his family in the process.

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resistion   8/27/2010 4:01:09 PM
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Unless they always wanted to return, the hit rate is very low. US has always been target for people of other nations, not other way around.

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garydpdx   8/27/2010 1:17:19 PM
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Actually, recruiting of expatriates is not a new phenomenom. Many European firms have recruited at US business and engineering schools for EU nationals. A lot of repatriation also happens internally within companies, who transfer people home (e.g., India, China) after picking them up as graduates from American universities or taking over their visa sponsorship. That started maybe 15 years ago and has been steadily picking up steam, regardless of the state of the economy.

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elctrnx_lyf   8/27/2010 11:03:52 AM
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Sound like a Red Carpet invitation for the Taiwanese in USA. This is definitely first of its kind where all the major companies of particular origin are going to conduct a program for the job seekers in a different country. I feel it will help the engineers with a huge payout and a ticket to their home countries.

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