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11 Hot Skills For 2011

Computerworld recently conducted a survey and found 11 skills that IT managers are looking for when hiring new employees. About 45 percent of respondents said...

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Ready For 2020? Advice For Every Career Stage

The information technology industry is expected to undergo major changes in the next decade that will impact the career plans of every generation of IT worker....

Senator Schumer: H-1b ­se ­ndercuts Pay, Discourages Tech Enrollments
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Senator Schumer: H-1b ­se ­ndercuts Pay, Discourages Tech Enrollments

Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) says the H-1B visa program has created "multinational temp agencies" that undercut U.S. wages and discourage students from entering...

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Obama Warns Against Turning Away the 'best and the Brightest'

At the recent White House jobs summit, President Barack Obama addressed the need to admit foreign students into the United States. Obama said the intellectual...

H-1b Demand Spike May Signal Improving Outlook For Skilled Pros
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H-1b Demand Spike May Signal Improving Outlook For Skilled Pros

Demand for H-1B visas has risen sharply over the past six to eight weeks, and the number of companies planning to increase college hiring is also rising, indicating...

Solving the It Graduate's Dilemma
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Solving the It Graduate's Dilemma

The World Wide Web Consortium's (W3C's) new global information technology (IT) education-focused body used the WE Rock event at Australian Web Week to learn what...

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Industry Body Forming to Address It Graduate Skills

The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) is creating the Open Web Education Alliance (OWEA), a new body designed to help ensure that educational institutions around...

Tech Ed: Women in It
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Tech Ed: Women in It

Microsoft developer Catherine Eibner recently hosted a Women in IT workshop at the annual Microsoft Tech Ed IT Forum in Queensland, Australia. It was the first...

Enlisting in It: Free Certifications Help Vets Fight Unemployment
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Enlisting in It: Free Certifications Help Vets Fight Unemployment

Military veterans are making the transition into civilian technology careers with the help of free IT certifications. Instead of retiring, these veterans are starting...

The Grill: Jane Margolis
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The Grill: Jane Margolis

The convergence of technology, education, and diversity is the topic of a new book written by Jane Margolis of the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information...

It Careers Aren't Cool Enough For High School Students
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It Careers Aren't Cool Enough For High School Students

A study by the Conference Board of Canada for the Canadian Coalition for Tomorrow's IT Skills (CCICT) and Bell Canada found that high school students place a greater...

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Get Them While They're Young: Tomorrow's It Pros

The Canadian Coalition for Tomorrow's ICT Skills (CCICT) is hoping to increase the number of students studying information technology through its new National ICT...

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The 9 Hottest Skills For '09

Even with a struggling economy and record unemployment, certain IT skills will be in high demand in the coming year. Programming and application development will...

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Stimulus Could Boost It Job Prospects

The overall outlook for IT employment in 2009 is mixed, but some analysts say the U.S. federal economic stimulus package could add IT positions. Compared to jobs...

It Salaries Take Tiny Leaps
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It Salaries Take Tiny Leaps

Salaries for information technology (IT) professionals have essentially stalled, reveals Computerworld's 22nd annual Salary Survey. The survey, based on responses...
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