Stories by Patrick Thibodeau

As noncompete agreement use expands, backlash grows

Noncompete agreements are becoming boilerplate in employment contracts, and for employees, there's nothing good about them. They create enormous uncertainty about future job options and worry about launching a new business.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau06 Feb. 16 08:05

With STEM degrees, it’s not the school that matters

In terms of pay, it may not matter whether you went to a prestigious, top-tier school, middle tier or a local state university if you have a degree in science, technology, engineering or math.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau03 Feb. 16 07:46

White House education plan leaves visa critics flabbergasted

Infosys, Tata, Microsoft, Google and are all contributing, but some critics question the message that linking up with India's top outsourcers gives to current IT practitioners.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau01 Feb. 16 06:09

Laid-off IT workers muzzled as H-1B debate heats up

IT workers in the U.S. are challenging their replacement by foreign visa holders. Lawsuits are on the rise. Lawmakers are being called. And yet many of those most directly affected by outsourcing aren't allowed to fully tell their stories.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau29 Jan. 16 08:54

Bloomberg champions limitless H-1B visas

As a third-party presidential candidate, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg could easily become the tech industry's favorite presidential candidate.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau26 Jan. 16 06:19

MIT offers Internet of Things training for professionals

Students will leave the course with an understanding of the foundational principals, architectures, applications, security and protocols that underpin the IoT, an MIT dean says.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau21 Jan. 16 09:46

New job realiities ahead for IT workers

Tech workers who develop new products, markets and digital experiences may be in the best position to survive the next downturn -- whenever it comes.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau16 Jan. 16 07:00

U.S. seeks delay on OPT court order

If the judge denies the extension, some 34,000 foreign workers will need to go home in a month.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau14 Jan. 16 00:06

Internet of Things brings new era of weather forecasting

Precision forecasting, which will rely on millions of sensors in everything from cars to traditional weather stations, will help farmers know when to apply fertilizer and drivers avoid black ice.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau04 Jan. 16 14:00

U.S. predicts zero job growth for electronics engineers

Electronics engineers design and develop electronic equipment, such as music players and GPS systems, and many work in areas closely associated with computer hardware, according to the government's descriptions.

Written by Patrick Thibodeau21 Dec. 15 14:00

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