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Tech Competitiveness Bill Lands on President's Desk

August 07, 2007 4:08 PM
Late last week, the U.S. Congress quietly approved the "America COMPETES Act," a bipartisan legislative effort to increase investment in basic research and improve the teaching of math, science and engineering. Winning overwhelming support in the House and the Senate, the America COMPETES (Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence...

In Big Cities, Young Women Outearn Men

August 06, 2007 5:08 PM
Could the days of a gender wage gap be behind us? They sure seem to be for young, college educated women in big cities, finds an analysis of BLS data completed by the Department of Sociology at Queens College in New York, released Aug. 3. Salaries of full-time female employees in

Slumping Market Shakes IT Confidence

August 03, 2007 5:08 PM
The job market lost some luster last month as employers added only 92,000 jobs, the fewest in five months, the Labor Department reported Aug. 3. Employment growth fell off significantly from June, when 126,000 jobs were added to the U.S. economy, and lagged notable behind the 135,000 job growth forecasted

The Graying Before the Boomer Exodus

August 02, 2007 2:08 PM
Nary a day goes by that a press release doesn't cross eWEEK inboxes about the aging of the IT work force, and the potential havoc that will be wrecked upon the workplace when Baby Boomers retire, taking their substantial business knowledge and bulging head count with them. A Forrester study released

Extending Workplace Rules to Virtual Lives

August 01, 2007 6:08 PM
In what appears to be the first big corporation to create formal guidelines governing employee behavior in virtual worlds, IBM has taken the unusual step of establishing official guidelines for its more than 5,000 employees who inhabit Second Life, the San Francisco 3-D virtual world owned by Linden Lab, and

Yahoo Gets First Female Director

July 31, 2007 4:07 PM
In a move that some pundits argue better arms Yahoo for an all-out media war, the internet giant appointed telecom executive Maggie Wilderotter to its Board of Directors July 27. The CEO and Chairmen of Citizens Communication, the second-largest local exchange telephone company in the country, Wilderotter has "more than

Engineering Degree Surcharges Becoming Common

July 30, 2007 6:07 PM
Engineering and business students at an increasing number of public universities are finding themselves faced with a surcharge for their choice of studies, reports the New York Times (registration required) July 29. Confronting rising costs and lagging state support, more and more public universities are choosing to make certain degrees more

IBM Battling 2 Overtime Lawsuits at Once

July 30, 2007 5:07 PM
In the span of a few month, IBM has been hit with two overtime lawsuits from former employees. The first was filed July 9 and the second was filed just last week. The most recent suit, filed July 20 in the U.S. District Court for Eastern California by John Bennett, Bill

Tech Unemployment at 1.7%

July 25, 2007 5:07 PM
Technology and engineering unemployment is at 1.7 percent, the lowest level since 2000, and is at less than one percent for petroleum engineers (0.7 percent), architects (0.8 percent) and civil engineers (0.8 percent), according to the Tech/Engineering Staffing Growth Assessment released July 24, by the research and analysis firm Staffing

Online Communities Help, Not Hinder, IT Work

July 24, 2007 5:07 PM
It seems rarely a day passes that a headline doesn't decry another Web 2.0 "lesson learned," so to speak, from "Employee Fired for MySpace Profile" to "Workers Squandering Company Time on Message Boards." Online communities are deemed negative, potential thieves of valuable company resources and time-wasters to be cautioned against. However,

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