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  • New H-1B bill will 'help destroy' U.S. tech workforce

    New legislation being pushed by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) to hike the H-1B visa cap is drawing criticism and warnings that it will lead to an increase in offshoring of tech jobs.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau15 Jan. 15 08:25
  • White House blames IT systems for immigration data problems

    The White House has been touting open data initiatives for years. But in one of the most controversial areas in politics -- immigration -- crucial data is often unavailable, and what's available often includes mistakes, say a diverse set of critics.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau26 Sept. 14 21:46
  • 5 reasons why your IT job search is getting harder

    The IT job market is slowing down, use of contingency workers is picking up, and Congress has an unfinished fight ahead on the H-1B visa. These factors and others are making the IT hiring trends to expect in 2014.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau21 Jan. 14 13:39
  • Electrical engineers see sharp uptick in Q1 jobless rate

    The unemployment rate for people at the heart of many tech innovations -- electrical engineers -- rose sharply in the first quarter of this year for reasons that aren't clear.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau22 April 13 10:04
  • IT manager hiring, unemployment rates, rise

    There are more IT managers working today than two years ago, but their unemployment rate is rising as well. It's a paradox of government data, but there are theories for the apparent discrepancy.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau10 April 13 11:20
  • Unemployment rate for electrical engineers soars

    The unemployment rate for people at the heart of many tech innovations, electrical engineers, rose sharply in the first quarter of this year. The reasons for this spike aren't clear, but the IEEE-USA says the increase is alarming

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau09 April 13 17:24