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Castro Condemns U.S. H-1B Policy

July 20, 2007 6:07 PM
Cuba's ailing leader, Fidel Castro, issued a missive July 17 condemning the U.S. and other wealthy nations for causing Latin American "brain drain" and damaging their economies by encouraging the migration of skilled immigrants. Written on the occasion of the graduation of the first class from the Cuba's UCI (University

NYC, SF Top List of Best Places for Young Pros

July 18, 2007 4:07 PM
Certain you'll never make it in the Big Apple? Think again. In a recent issue, Forbes Magazine ranks New York as the No. 1 city for young professionals. Though this is far from surprising--many of America's best companies, from Goldman Sachs to News Corp., make the island of Manhattan their

WSJ: Offshoring Losing Its Luster

July 03, 2007 2:07 PM
India's outsourcing boom has largely been powered by Silicon Valley, which has shifted great sums of IT and engineering jobs in Bangalore's direction for the last several years. When the outsourcing boom took off in 2004, the salaries of software engineers were but one quarter of what San Francisco-area computer

'Hack Me': Microsoft Security Grunt Makes List of Worst Jobs

July 02, 2007 4:07 PM
Every year Popular Science magazine publishes The Worst Jobs in Science, a "bottom-10 list" saluting the "men and women who do what no salary can adequately reward." Published in the June issue, the 2007 list had its share of groan-inducing jobs, including Whale-Feces Researcher, a title that really should defy

Coming Soon: Microsoft Job TV. And Penguins.

June 22, 2007 4:06 PM
Intrepid Australian Microsoft-watcher Long Zheng, in stumbling upon what he called "a cr*pload of patent applications from Microsoft" learned June 22 that Microsoft is laying early plans to launch an interactive job channel. According to the U.S. patent application, Microsoft has plans for technology that would allow a viewer with a

It's Actually Not Big Brother Who Is Watching

May 30, 2007 5:05 PM
One in three IT employees admits to snooping through company systems and peeking at confidential information such as private files, wage data, personal e-mails and HR background information, according to a study released May 30 by Cyber-Ark Software, an information security company. The study found that these so-called snoopers peer at

When 'Work Anywhere' Becomes 'Work Everywhere'

May 10, 2007 12:05 PM
The "work anywhere" culture that has emerged from readily available wireless connectivity and handheld mobile devices is typically praised across the board by workers--who love their newfound freedom to unchain themselves from their cubicles--and employers--who can lure recruits with promises of a relaxed work environment while keeping tabs on their

How One Employer Handles Its Talent Shortage

May 04, 2007 5:05 PM
On May 1, the U.S. Army became the newest winner of a Webby Award-often considered the "Oscars of the Internet"-in the recruitment category. What does this have to do with the technology workplace? The U.S. Army is no stranger to talent shortages. In the thick of a four-year war with

Inbox Overwhelmed? File for Email Bankruptcy

May 04, 2007 2:05 PM
If hearing a new term three times in one week officially makes it a trend, then "E-mail Bankruptcy" is clearly all the rage among the overworked masses, who are opting out of their overstuffed and time-squandering inboxes. What exactly is it? One fringe dictionary defines it as "choosing to delete,

Report: Tech Pay Broke the Bank in Early 2007

April 12, 2007 4:04 PM
In the first quarter of 2007, IT professionals raked in their highest average wages since 2001, finds the Q1 Yoh Index of Technology Wages, released April 11. Technology pay reached an average hourly rate of $31.80 in Q1 2007, finds the report. Wages saw a 5.5 percent bump in January, a

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