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IT Jobs Grow by 25,000 in First 2 Months of 2010

March 17, 2010 5:03 PM
According to industry trade group TechServe Alliance, January and February of 2010 saw a nice growth spurt of 25,000 newly employed technology jobs. It's a happy trend to be reporting on, but even by TechServe Alliance's standards, the number of technology jobs is still below where it was in February

Systems Engineer, Other Tech Jobs Rated Top Professions

March 15, 2010 2:03 PM
Technology jobs continue to place very well in comparative rankings of professions. Focus Research rated Systems Engineer as the best overall job ranking for a host of reasons including salary, growth opportunities and quality-of-life factors including flexibility, stress and satisfaction. The ranking also looked at how well these job titles

IBM to U.S.: Headcount Is for Us to Know, You to Find Out

March 15, 2010 12:03 PM
If I was an IBM stockholder, I'd be mighty confused about Big Blue's reluctance to break out its workforce numbers for North America in its annual report. IBM has stopped informing shareholders of regional breakouts for its employees. The company only lists total number of employees, which is now at

Rebooting a Job Search

March 02, 2010 11:03 AM
After scouring the endless number of technology job boards and Websites, sending out countless resumes and meeting with your network, at what point do you stop and say: This is not working. Job searching is a grind, and if the energy being put in is not warranting actual results, you

Advice for Going It Alone in IT Consulting, Technology Contracting

March 01, 2010 11:03 AM
There was one area in 2009 that saw growth in IT jobs while the rest of technology work essentially floundered: Consulting and contracting. "The most robust job segment, Management and Technical Consulting Services, has gained a net 13,600 jobs in the first 11 months of 2009, with net job gains in

Beware of Noncompete Agreements

February 22, 2010 11:02 AM
Even with the economy all topsy-turvy, don't be surprised if your technology company comes after you if you go to a rival--even if your boss and department heads give you a verbal blessing when you find a new gig. Case in point: Daniel Aderhold, a 31-year Motorola sales executive (a vice

Unemployed Software Engineer Flies Plane into IRS Building

February 18, 2010 9:02 PM
Andrew Joseph Stack, 53, an unemployed software engineer from Austin, Texas, intentionally flew a Piper Cherokee into the Austin branch of the IRS this morning at 9:40 a.m. Stack apparently had a beef with the Internal Revenue Service and resorted to an anger-fueled suicide mission, according to news reports.

U.S. Gov Funds Training Grants to Health IT

February 12, 2010 4:02 PM
As part of the economic stimulus funds from 2009, the U.S. Health and Human Services is upping the ante on electronic health records (EHR) and the workers who will be needed to manage the technology and administration within healthcare organizations like hospitals, clinics and medical centers. In news announced on

HR and Tech Workers Are a Few World's Apart

February 12, 2010 10:02 AM
Human Resources and technology workers are not on the same page when it comes to what motivates them, according to the February Dice Report. The monthly technology job board's look at a major issue for technology personnel highlights the elephant in the room: Compensation. When asked to rank the "impediments

Aging Tech Workers Still Suffering Through Unemployment

February 08, 2010 12:02 PM
If you read all the headlines for studies about IT worker confidence and technology spending expectations like I do for this freelance writing gig, 2010 would seem like the year technology workers are on a full jobs rebound. Yet, when you get into the meat of those reports, there is

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