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Red Hat CEO Bemoans State Of Education, Tech Talent Pool

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It seems that Bill Gates isn't the only high-tech executive concerned about the state of education.

Red Hat Chairman, CEO and President Matthew Szulik said his ability to find well-qualified candidates in the United States who also embrace the open-source movement's entrepreneurial values and culture of innovation is extremely limited. Of the 500 people Red Hat hired last year, more than two-thirds came from abroad, he said.

"My business problem is not marketing or competing externally. My biggest problem is recruiting," Szulik said Tuesday in a keynote speech about open source and innovation at the C3 Expo in New York.

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