Stories by Patrick Thibodeau

Imagining a future where new skills are no help

Andrew Haldane, the Bank of England's chief economist, said that jobs at risk from automation total about 80 million in the US and about 15 million in the UK.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau23 Nov. 15 14:00

Help desk hiring is strong as IT gets more complex

In HDI’s most recent survey of 803 tech pros, 28% said they were planning on expanding staff by creating and filling new positions over the next 12 months. Only 4% said they were cutting, and 17% said hiring was frozen -- open positions weren’t being filled.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau20 Nov. 15 00:43

Extreme tech positions of the presidential candidates

This is an election where extreme positions have become the norm, and the implications for science and technology may be huge. These emerging proposals, the ones with the most impact on technology, deserve attention. Here's a look at some tech implications of the 2016 contest.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau18 Nov. 15 14:11

Jury convicts brothers in H-1B fraud case, jail possible

The two conspirators falsely represented that their H-1B workers had full-time positions and were paid an annual salary, as required by regulation to secure the visas, said the government.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau13 Nov. 15 23:52

Is the IT offshore industry’s business model illegal?

Among the questions that the IEEE-USA is asking the DOJ to answer is whether employers can use contractual terms "to shield themselves from knowledge of the immigration status of contract workers."

Written by Patrick Thibodeau13 Nov. 15 23:23

Sens. Grassley, Durbin launch new H-1B fight

Their proposed bill "explicitly prohibits the replacement of American workers by H-1B or L-1 visa holders," said the senators, in a joint statement.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau11 Nov. 15 04:57

'Sold Out' offers a new look at the H-1B debate

The 2016 presidential contest may the first ever to focus on the impact of the H-1B visa program on U.S. workers, which makes the arrival of a new book about the issue especially timely.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau11 Nov. 15 01:20

Sen. Ted Cruz changes his tone on H-1Bs

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) established himself as a champion of the H-1B visa program two years ago. But his views may be changing now that he's running for president.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau10 Nov. 15 14:05

The pace of innovation is accelerating, says bank

There is no conclusive finding whether the shift to automation will be a net plus for humanity. One in three U.S. jobs is in administrative support jobs, retail sales or food services. But jobs will be created as well.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau06 Nov. 15 01:56

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