If this is not made up, I imagine I know why.
The last time I was looking for work, I happened on an ad for programmers to work for a regional convenience store chain. It said under qualifications that the job required a maximum of something like 2 years experience. They probably had more experienced programmers that quit or were laid off.
Not that Giant built their own scanner system, but most businesses have been run like Boeing for a while now, and luckily they don't all build passenger jets.