Stories by Patrick Thibodeau

In three debates, H-1B visa untouched by Clinton and Trump

In three presidential debates, including the final one Wednesday night, the two candidates did not talk about the H-1B visa program. This was the last opportunity for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to compare and contrast what may be tech's most controversial issue.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau20 Oct. 16 21:49

DNA testing for jobs may be on its way, warns Gartner

People seeking leadership roles in business, or even those in search of funding for a start-up, may volunteer their DNA test results to demonstrate that they have the right aptitude, leadership capabilities and intelligence for the job.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau19 Oct. 16 11:37

Gartner: A.I. to become a top business investment priority

Mention artificial intelligence and a discussion about the robot wipeout of humankind is sure to follow. But it's also a technology that businesses will increasingly trust in decision-making, Gartner analysts said at the research firm's annual Symposium/ITxpo in Orlando.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau18 Oct. 16 07:32

University IT employees fighting for jobs question security

The IT employees say workers in India will have access to University of California at San Francisco medical and financial information as well as to files with research and study data.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau14 Oct. 16 22:01

Google dealt setback in age bias case by judge interested in 'Googleyness'

An age discrimination lawsuit against Google was approved as a '"collective action" by a federal court judge, allowing software engineers, age 40 or over, who were rejected for jobs at Google since August 2014, and after an in-person interview, will be able to join the lawsuit.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau07 Oct. 16 01:21

Despite IT layoffs, UCal academics will stay on HCL boards

The University of California says there is no conflict in the dean of engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, serving on the board of an IT services company hired to replace IT workers at the University of California at San Francisco.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau01 Oct. 16 06:42

IT workers brace for outsourcing, layoffs at health insurer

Major health insurer Health Care Service Corporation is planning to outsource part of its information technology operation in what employees fear could lead to a major layoff in the IT department.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau21 Sept. 16 20:00

Clinton dodges H-1B question, but not Trump

Clinton and Trump are as divided as night and day on H-1B reforms. One issue, perhaps, is Clinton's base of support in Silicon Valley.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau15 Sept. 16 20:00

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