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Why Trump believes his H-1B plan is serious

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump wants to make it more expensive to hire foreign workers, and in doing so, encourage the hiring of U.S. workers.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau20 Aug. 15 13:17

A new tool for pricing used IT equipment

An electronics recycler has created an IT products database representing 9,000 manufacturers and 11 million equipment models. The products range from consumer to business equipment, such as network storage devices, routers, switches, as well as servers, PCs and office machines.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau05 Aug. 15 00:14

Lawmakers propose new visa for foreign tech entrepreneurs

Two U.S. House Democrats are proposing a new visa for immigrants who can obtain "significant" venture capital funding for a business, or can otherwise establish a business that creates some jobs.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau01 Aug. 15 23:12

The worst thing about tech bubbles isn't what you may think

You may recall how the last tech bubble 15 years ago resulted in staggering market losses, numerous failed start-ups and increasing IT unemployment. Less noticed was the bubble's eerie correlation to undergraduate enrollments in computer science.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau27 July 15 20:10

Woman recruited by Google four times and rejected, joins suit

There was something about Cheryl Fillekes that Google really liked. Over a seven-year period, Fillekes was contacted by Google recruiters four different times for jobs. In each case, she did well enough in the phone interviews to get an invitation for an in-person interview.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau22 July 15 06:49

In Scott Walker's state, Democrats seek outsourcing penalties

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, one of the polling leaders in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, is still a cipher on offshore outsourcing and the H-1B issue. But Wisconsin lawmakers have introduced anti-outsourcing legislation that could shed light on Walker's views, if the bill makes it to his desk.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau21 July 15 06:26

Will the White House disappoint on H-1B displacements?

A top White House official told House lawmakers this week that the replacement of U.S. workers by H-1B visa holders is troubling and not supposed to happen. But it is hard to tell whether the administration will do anything about it. The signals are mixed.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau17 July 15 20:45

Some enterprise users feel neglected by Apple

As use of Apple products expands in the enterprise, IT managers say Apple's interest in helping them comes up short. It can even be a little strange.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau17 July 15 00:08

Microsoft, Rubio, Sessions and the H-1B ground war

Microsoft's argument that the U.S. faces a shortage of people with STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills isn't helped by the <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2945047/microsoft-windows/microsoft-said-to-plan-more-staff-layoffs.html">7,800 layoffs it announced last week</a>.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau13 July 15 20:12

A look at California's effort to build an H-1B firewall

California lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it difficult for state-regulated utilities to replace U.S. workers with H-1B workers. It may be one of the most significant anti-offshoring measures in years.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau02 July 15 20:23

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