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IT Contracting Expected to Grow in Federal Work

June 28, 2010 3:06 PM
An analysis by U.S. government research company Input sees continued opportunity for IT contractors over the next five years, starting with fiscal year 2011. The government intends to spend upward of $110 billion on IT by 2015, from $86 billion in 2011. That's "a compound annual growth rate of 5.4

SAP Labs Is Hiring Up to 300 in Palo Alto

June 22, 2010 5:06 PM
German application software giant SAP is looking for experienced application developers, project managers, cloud computing experts, mobile developers and those with deep partner experience for its laboratory in Palo Alto, Calif., according to Dice News. The news comes as a bit of surprise given that SAP is in the process

The 50/50 Rule for H-1B Visas Could Lead to More U.S. IT Jobs

June 21, 2010 12:06 PM
A recent CIO.com article on how one Indian outsourcing company is watching pending visa legislation shines a light on the challenges faced when economies go sour, politicians become more protectionist and growing businesses expand their foothold in the United States, yet have a large foreign-worker presence here. A rule known as

Small and Big Cities See Major Tech Hiring Gains

May 31, 2010 1:05 PM
Job demand in California's capital city is up, according to the Sacramento Bee. Not known as a technology hub for jobs, it is a good sign to hear about smaller cities like Sacramento see an uptick in demand for technology talent. At more than 500 open information technology positions [on

Tech Hubs Outside of Silicon Valley Hiring

May 31, 2010 12:05 PM
Technology companies in cities like Austin, Texas and Raleigh, North Carolina are competing more frequently with Silicon Valley for engineering, software and development talent. According to The Wall Street Journal, tech workers are able to be more choosy about their employers this year compared to last with higher job demand

Wage Increases for Chinese Factory Workers Is Not Change

May 30, 2010 11:05 PM
The recent media attention on the suicides of Chinese factory workers who manufacture and assemble products like Apple's iPhone, Sony and Dell computers and anything electronic has caused Hon Hai Group to up the pay rates of workers by some 20 percent. But will wage increases be enough? Is this

Workers Want a Vacation and Feel It's OK to Take One Now

May 28, 2010 1:05 PM
In a recession, workers are always worrying about the stability of their jobs and the perception that taking time off from their jobs would be thought of as shirking productivity for pleasure. While workers acknowledge that we are not completely out of the recessionary woods, the forest is looking a

Defining a Resume-Worthy Accomplishment

May 26, 2010 6:05 PM
In the past I've referred to the importance of sprucing up your resume to show how your tech work experience has had an impact on business results. Why do this? To create a narrative that says you understand your contribution to the bottom line--a bottom line that has become ever-increasingly

IBM to Add About 800 Jobs in Missouri by 2012

May 18, 2010 1:05 PM
Big Blue is opening another service delivery center in the United States and plans to hire 800 workers of varying levels by 2012, according to a news release. This time the facility is in Columbia, Mo. It's the third such U.S.-based center to be opened in the Midwest--the other two

290K Jobs Added in April; Long-Term Unemployment Climbs

May 07, 2010 4:05 PM
The addition of 290,000 jobs in one month is nothing to easily dismiss. April was evidently one of the best months for job gains in a very long time (the highest job gains in one month in four years). Professional and business services added 80,000 jobs, and computer systems and

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