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Detroit to Laid-Off Yahoo Staffers: We Want You!

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Detroit technology businesses have a message for newly laid off Yahoo employees: The Motor City will welcome you with open arms. Would you consider a move to Detroit? Why not if the opportunity’s there? Let us know in the comments below. A group of Detroit tech businesses — including Quicken Loans, Detroit Venture Partners, Rockbridge Growth Equity and Fathead.com — are among the companies interested in hiring hundreds of technology and marketing professionals formerly employed by Yahoo. Or anyone else… continue…

Weekly Roundup: IT Hiring Rises Nationally, and Demand in Detroit and Tennessee

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Dice News Roundup
In the latest quarterly Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Index survey, 7 percent of chief information officers (CIOs) said they plan to expand their IT departments, and 3 percent expect cutbacks, for a net 4 percent projected increase. Eighty-seven percent are confident in their companies’ growth prospects in the next three months, a 7 point increase from last quarter. Forty eight percent said it’s challenging to find skilled professionals today, up 5 points from the previous quarter. TopProspect ran the… continue…

Five Reasons Why Your Next Job Could be in Detroit

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For years you’ve heard all the bad news about Detroit. Recession bordering on depression, a 13.5 (or higher) unemployment rate. The city is shrinking as people look elsewhere for work. Well, where there is crisis, there is also opportunity. Looking at the numbers on Dice, we discovered that the market has improved for tech’s looking for work. So we dug a little deeper and found more positive news about the Motor City. So here they are, five reasons why your… continue…

Detroit. The Next Offshore Location?

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A New Jersey software company chooses to ship IT jobs to Detroit rather than India, since some of its clients requested software be written and maintained in the U.S.  continue…

Can Tech Help Mitigate Detroit’s Employment Meltdown?

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With an unemployment rate far surpassing the national average, the Motor City looks for job growth anywhere but the automotive industry. continue…

Volkswagen Chairman: Cars Must Not Become ‘Data Monsters’

IT vendors have increasingly turned their sights on the auto industry as a new source of business. continue…

Program Taps Recent Grads for Startup Positions

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Venture for America
New York City-based Venture for America is putting recent graduates to work at a number of tech startups across eight cities in the U.S. The program also places graduates in other sectors, as well as accelerators, venture capital firms and economic development programs. But of the companies and organizations participating in the program during 2013, 30 of the total 47 were in the tech space, says COO Eileen Lee. Modeled after the education program Teach for America, the nonprofit’s mission… continue…

The NSA isn’t The Only Thing Spying on You

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Carmakers spy on customers using GPS data; the Internet of Things may let every maker of everything do the same. continue…

Ann Arbor Eyes R&D Hub for Connected Cars

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Car from 1984
IT and the automotive industry are becoming even more closely entwined in Ann Arbor, Mich., as plans develop for an R&D hub focused on connected-vehicle technology. The former General Motors Willow Run powertrain plant, one of the largest buildings in the world, will be demolished to make room for a facility and test track. The project involves the University of Michigan’s Transportation Research Institute and the Department of Transportation’s connected vehicle project. U-M regents recently approved building the university’s own… continue…

Sample Resume: Chief Technology Officer

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William Lane 123 Easy St. Detroit, Mich. T: (000)555.1212 ■ C: (000)555.1212 ■ wlane@email.com CHIEF TECHNOLOGY OFFICER Extensive experience in R&D, Product Development, Engineering and QC Dynamic leader known for jump-starting product development, resolving manufacturing issues and increasing revenues by 36 percent through the creation of award-winning designs and processes Areas of Expertise: • Budget Development and Cost Control • Product Design and  Development • Contract Negotiations • Strategic Technology Planning • Leadership and Supervision • Vendor Management • Process… continue…