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  • IT workers replaced by foreign labor may regain federal benefit

    As Southern California Edison (SCE) began replacing its IT workers with foreign labor, several IT employees asked the U.S. government for help. They submitted an application for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), and explained why they believe trade played a role in their job loss.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau24 June 15 20:07
  • Labor Dept. plans H-1B probe -- one that could have an impact

    The U.S. Department of Labor plans to investigate whether H-1B workers can be used to replace U.S. IT workers, according to U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill) and Jeff Sessions (R-Ala). Both lawmakers have been leading a call for a probe of the controversial program.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau13 June 15 05:45
  • Labor Department says it can't investigate So Cal Edison's H-1B use

    A request by 10 U.S. senators to investigate <a href="http://www.computerworld.com/article/2879083/southern-california-edison-it-workers-beyond-furious-over-h-1b-replacements.html">H-1B visa use at Southern California Edison</a> (SCE) and other companies is meeting resistance at the U.S. Department of Labor.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau25 April 15 06:37
  • Lessons to be learned from a project nightmare

    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) is in the middle of an Oracle Financials implementation that has gone horribly wrong. Its experience should serve as a cautionary lesson for enterprises planning major projects.

    Written by Bart Perkins12 March 15 02:33
  • IT hiring edges up: Why? Take your pick

    Whenever IT hiring picks up, as it did last month, the default explanation from analysts is this: The economy is improving.

    Written by Patrick Thibodeau08 Nov. 14 08:25
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  • Blowing the whistle without blowing your career

    Technology professionals are among today's most infamous whistleblowers. The list of those who have made headlines for exposing corporate or government skulduggery includes Shawn Carpenter, a network security analyst who blew the lid off a Chinese cyberespionage ring; Bradley (now Chelsea) Manning, who shared more than 250,000 classified State Department cables with WikiLeaks; and Edward Snowden, who leaked top-secret information about NSA surveillance activities.

    Written by Cindy Waxer08 Oct. 14 00:16
  • Is the Technology Skills Gap Fact or Fiction?

    In Part 1 of his three-part series, CIO.com publisher emeritus Gary Beach examines a question that's stumping job seekers, employers and economists -- does a skills gap exist in the United States in general and in the IT market in particular? (Includes video introduction to the series.)

    Written by Gary Beach05 Sept. 13 19:34
  • Women in IT: How deep is the bench?

    Superstar women lead IT at some of the biggest global corporations, yet the path to the top isn't clear for the next generation.

    Written by Tracy Mayor19 Nov. 12 11:20
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