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According to the New York Times, within the technology industry a small group of well-educated professionals enjoys rising wages, while most workers toil in low-wage jobs with few chances to advance.


  1. What is responsible for this great divide in the U.S. workforce at places like Intel’s $7 billion plant in Arizona?
  2. Why are start-up tech companies in fields as varied as autonomous drones to blockchain flocking to the area near Phoenix, AZ?
  3. In what fields are the vast majority of new jobs found today?
  4. With the growth of robots in some industry, what is happening to less-skilled jobs and associated paychecks?


Porter, E. (2019) Tech Is Splitting the U.S. Work Force in Two. New York Times, Feb. 4 (Retrievable online at