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One Quarter of Top 100 Jobs Are in IT

October 29, 2010 10:10 AM
Twenty-five of the top 100 jobs in the U.S. are in IT, according to rankings put out by CNNMoney and These rankings look at two major factors: Excellent pay and prospects for growth. Coming in at number 1 is software architect; Closer to the bottom of the list is

A Good Trend in the Economy: Layoffs Are Moving Down

October 28, 2010 10:10 AM
Layoffs in the U.S. are at their lowest levels since April 2008, according to data released by the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics. Manufacturing is still the largest industry affected by layoffs, but numbers are down for 13 of the 19 major industries the BLS tracks. Professional

CS, Engineering Jobs Top WSJ-PayScale Study

October 27, 2010 4:10 PM
The starting salaries of engineering and computer science degrees top those of liberal arts majors by a margin of $22,000 from the top of the scale to the bottom, according to a Wall Street Journal/ study that interviewed 11,000 workers. These workers graduated college between 1999 and 2010 with adjustments

Software Engineers, Developers In Demand in Chicago

October 18, 2010 10:10 AM
Whether you buy in to the skills shortage in technology, there are some real economic forces at play that are limiting many people's ability to easily pick up and move to a new location. How easy it to sell a house right now and move to a new city? Not

How Not to Be Automated Out of a Job

September 30, 2010 5:09 PM
It's becoming more and more difficult for the IT layperson to survive in an industry that is continuously using faster and more advanced technology to automate functions that would have been a person's sole job only a few years ago. What's a job seeker to do in an increasingly commodity-driven

Gosling Dishes on His Culture Clash with Oracle

September 30, 2010 3:09 PM
The creator of Java, James Gosling, left Oracle back in April after the software giant acquired Sun Microsystems. Gosling announced his departure from the company on a blog post, but left his reasons confidential and somewhat mysterious. But when eWEEK's Darryl Taft interviewed Gosling this past month, the gloves came

San Diego Tech Sector Holding Its Own

September 30, 2010 2:09 PM
Venture capital may not be flowing as it once did in San Diego, but activity in technology and life sciences start ups is still lively. In the second quarter of 2010, 64 new startups launched which is an 84 percent increase from the first quarter, according to data released by

IT Workers: Learn to Fix CIO Business Headaches

September 30, 2010 1:09 PM
Are CIOs technologists first or minders of the business first? New data from the annual SIM (Society of Information Managers) survey of 172 companies points to the latter. Technology has always had a supportive role, but with a recession, the rise of outsourcing offshore, in the cloud or near home

Massachusetts Making a Jobs Comeback

September 13, 2010 12:09 PM
The national labor market is still tough, but Massachusetts--a known technology hub in the Northeast--is recovering in 2010 by outpacing national job growth numbers. In the second and third quarters of 2010, the Bay State has seen employment rise by 60,000 jobs, according to job news tracked by The Boston

High Level Tech Jobs Have Moved Offshore Too

September 10, 2010 5:09 PM
It has been well documented that low-level programming is a tough business in the U.S. as coding skills are found globally at a fraction of the cost that they are here at home. It's not only India, but China, the Philippines, Eastern Europe and other parts of the globe that

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