CFO reports that the United States continues to lose ground in the battle for high-tech jobs because of its lack of outreach to domestic companies, Intel's finance chief said. Countries such as China and Singapore are ramping up efforts to build high-tech hubs and cooperate with U.S. companies to improve math and science curricula in schools, he noted. Smith also sees deterioration in the education of the U.S. workforce. Even entry-level positions on Intel's factory floors require some advanced technical training, and the plants also employ PhDs in material sciences and physics. But math and science curricula in primary-school systems...

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