This article is entirely based on the experience of one 49-year-old Latina woman who is having difficulty finding work. The article concludes:
The experience of Ms. Mann and others like her suggests that the technology industry may not be the savior of the American job market
Look, Ms. Mann might be awesome at her job, or she might not be very good. Maybe her experience tells us something about her work history, or maybe it tells us something about the software industry creating unfair barriers to entry for middle-aged hispanic women.
But you have to be kind of a lazy journalist to say that Ms. Mann's story can be extrapolated to describe the state of the US software industry. The only other industry source cited in the article was a hiring manager who said he still has to fight like hell and humiliate himself to get the candidates he wants.
And here's the money quote that explains to us how all domestic software jobs have been offshored.
"The programming language “C++ is now an international language,” she said. “If that’s all you know, then you’re competing with people in India or China who will do the work for less.”
Uh, yes. I do see a lot of C++ work being offshored. A lot of COBOL and Fortran work as well. The author of this article doesn't seem to be aware that these are not exactly areas of growth in the software industry.