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Not the kind of multitasking we're looking for

This federal agency pays new IT employees to sit around surfing the Internet until their security clearances come through. But for one recent hire, that's not enough.


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Facing sexism charges, Uber says Eric Holder will investigate

Uber Technologies scrambled to counter the sexism charges raised by a former employee, and said it would appoint former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to the panel that would investigate allegations that the company mishandled an...

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Renewed effort begins to save Calif. university’s IT jobs

At least 10 U.S. lawmakers have written University of California officials about their plan to move IT jobs offshore; now state legislators are getting into the fight.

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Uber orders probe into employee's charge of sexual harassment

Uber ordered an urgent investigation after a former engineer triggered an uproar on social media, alleging sexual harassment, politics and discrimination at the ride-hailing company.

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H-1B advocate Sen. Orrin Hatch sets stage for new visa battle

Hatch acknowledges a "handful of bad actors" -- companies that misuse the visa.

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You just might find your next job on Facebook

Facebook is rolling out features that will help companies post job openings and applications directly on the social network.

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Should security pros get special H-1B visa consideration?

The skills, education and experience that would garner additional merit have not been discussed publicly, but some cybersecurity leaders and industry-watchers say that special consideration should be given to H-1B visa applicants with...

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Maryland lawmaker seeks to unveil H-1B employers

A Maryland lawmaker wants to require businesses in Maryland to report the number of employees they have who are working on H-1B or L-1 visas.

Options: Carrot. Stick. Trust. Guess what works?

Consultant pilot fish is getting bored with his current project, but the client has a hot new project planned and would love fish on the team. Just one problem: He'll need training to learn the new technology.

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Why learn C?

The C programming language is hard to learn, its popularity is waning and demand is shifting. Is there any point in learning C?

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13 tech jobs that pay $200k salaries

Which IT roles earn the biggest salaries? Thirteen tech jobs can pull in salaries of $200,000 or more, according to new data from IT staffing firm Mondo.

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White House H-1B plan puts U.S. workers in front

President Trump “has made clear” his interest in creating “a merit-based system where individuals coming into the country bring the kinds of benefits economically that will grow our economy and help lift up wages for everybody,” an...

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Trump eyes end to an H-1B system that favors largest outsourcers

The companies most hurt by the random H-1B distribution system are those that submit only a few applications. Many are smaller firms.

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When competitors recruit: How to leave your current job gracefully

Top tech firms love to recruit top tech talent from each other. If you are the one being poached, here are some tips for exiting gracefully when leaving one job to go to the next.

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14 best tech jobs in America

Glassdoor's annual Best Jobs in America report shows data scientists, DevOps engineers and data engineers rank among the best jobs overall in America's current job market.

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10 ways tech pros can take charge of their professional development

CompTIA, the technology industry’s leading trade association, has identified 10 abilities it believes IT professionals will need to be successful in the technology world to come.

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Report: 1 in 50 new U.S. jobs came from solar last year

The latest National Solar Jobs Census shows that solar industry job growth outpaced the overall U.S. economy 17-fold last year.

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Trump reviews right of H-1B spouses to work

In 2014 President Obama signed a law allowing some H-1B spouses to work. That may now change again.

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7 job boards that focus on remote tech jobs

If you want to work wherever you can find Wi-Fi, then check out these seven websites to find your next work-from-home job.

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