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Big Tech Is Really Bad at Firing People
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Big Tech Is Really Bad at Firing People

Tech companies have laid off tens of thousands of workers over the past few months in an industry-wide downsizing. Almost without fail, they've handled it horribly...

Tech Businesses Hampered by Drawing from Limited Talent Pool
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Tech Businesses Hampered by Drawing from Limited Talent Pool

Businesses hurt their efforts to diversify tech teams and recruit talent when they prioritize candidates' academic prestige over their potential, according to a...

Developers Should Use Memory-Safe Languages, Report Says
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Developers Should Use Memory-Safe Languages, Report Says

Developers should commit to using memory-safe languages for new products and tools, according to a study from Consumer Reports, which provided a set of recommendations...

Computer Science Students Evaluate Recent Tech Layoffs
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Computer Science Students Evaluate Recent Tech Layoffs

Recent job cuts by tech giants are keeping computer science students on their toes. "It's a little disconcerting but at the same time, it is not unexpected," says...

Layoffs at Tech Giants Reverse Small Part of Hiring Spree
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Layoffs at Tech Giants Reverse Small Part of Hiring Spree

Some of the biggest tech companies have announced tens of thousands of job cuts. But even after layoffs, their work forces are still above pre-pandemic levels. ...

Method Gives Workplace Assignments to Synthetic Populations
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Method Gives Workplace Assignments to Synthetic Populations

Researchers in Japan have developed a way to assign workplaces to individuals in computer-generated synthetic populations.

Helping Gen Z Employees Find Their Place at Work
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Helping Gen Z Employees Find Their Place at Work

How can managers create a team dynamic of collaboration, commitment, and sustained motivation for Gen Z employees who struggle with engagement at work?

Why Software Developer Is the No. 1 Job of 2023
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Why Software Developer Is the No. 1 Job of 2023

Software developer is the top job of 2023, according to U.S. News & World Report's 100 Best Jobs rankings. The median salary is $120,730.

An Uneven Job Market for Assistant Professors
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An Uneven Job Market for Assistant Professors

The most recent Academic Analytics database reveals that demand for assistant professors is growing, but unevenly across disciplines.

Big Tech's Layoffs Shows How U.S. Fails Immigrant Workers
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Big Tech's Layoffs Shows How U.S. Fails Immigrant Workers

One group has been particularly shortchanged by the tens of thousands of layoffs by tech employers in recent months: U.S. immigrants holding H-1B visas for workers...

Laid-Off Workers Are Flooded With Fake Job Offers
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Laid-Off Workers Are Flooded With Fake Job Offers

Employment scams using fake job opportunities to swindle applicants are on the rise and have found a new, prime target in laid-off tech workers.

How India's Caste System Limits Diversity in Science
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How India's Caste System Limits Diversity in Science

The most privileged castes dominated white-collar professions in India, including roles in science and technology. The situation highlights how the caste system...

Four Career Paths for Software Developers on the Move
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Four Career Paths for Software Developers on the Move

Developers looking to leverage their coding experience and advance to the next stage of their career have a variety of options, including developer advocate, technical...

The Engineers Are Bloggers Now
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The Engineers Are Bloggers Now

Cristian Velazquez, a software engineer for Uber, helped fix an important issue for the company's software in 2021. Then Uber asked him to write about it on the...

California's Pay Transparency Law Reveals Big Tech Salaries
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California's Pay Transparency Law Reveals Big Tech Salaries

The pay transparency law that went into effect in California this week requires some companies to disclose salaries on job listings, revealing what top tech companies...

Burned by Layoffs, Tech Workers Are Rethinking Risk
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Burned by Layoffs, Tech Workers Are Rethinking Risk

A common consideration of laid-off tech employees includes a reframing of how "safe" it is to work in tech, and what it takes to jump back into the sector after...

Pace of Layoffs Picks Up Speed In Tech Sector
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Pace of Layoffs Picks Up Speed In Tech Sector

Technology-driven companies across industries have been laying off workers at the fastest pace since the COVID-19 pandemic struck in 2020, according to the Layoffs...

Companies Can 'Hire' Virtual Person for About $14k a Year in China
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Companies Can 'Hire' Virtual Person for About $14k a Year in China

Companies in China are "hiring" virtual employees, with technology firm Baidu saying it has doubled the number of virtual people projects it's worked on for clients...

As Silicon Valley Retrenches, Tech Talent Shift Accelerates
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As Silicon Valley Retrenches, Tech Talent Shift Accelerates

More technology professionals are pursuing employment outside of Big Tech, looking to sectors that increasingly offer more interesting challenges.
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