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Is The Tech Hiring ‘Crisis’ Highly Exaggerated?

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The debate about whether the U.S. actually has a shortage of workers trained in science, technology, engineering and math wages on but a new report from the Census Bureau brings up an interesting point: Even those trained in those fields might not end up working in them. Only 26 percent of STEM graduates end up in a STEM job, the report says. Instead, they work in fields such as non-STEM management, healthcare, law, education, social work, accounting or counseling. Tech… continue…

Hiring Advice for Boingo Wireless

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Boingo Wireless has a massive footprint of small cell networks, which cover more than a million distributed antennae system and Wi-Fi locations in a wide variety of settings and reach more than 1 billion consumers annually. The company’s platform is the only monetization engine of its kind, driving revenue through carrier offload, advertising, location-based data analytics and consumer products. The company has 185 employees, about half of whom work in technical roles. While the majority work out of the Los… continue…

U.S. Workers Outperform Offshore Solutions, But…

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Despite the tech industry’s lament there aren’t enough qualified workers to fill available jobs, a new report found onshore workers outperformed offshore workers on a number of key attributes. But by no means does that mean offshored IT and business process will be returning to the U.S. in waves, according to the report, Around the World and Back Again: Sourcing Services in the USA, by research firm HfS. In its survey of 235 enterprise buyers and 270 outsourcing suppliers, HfS… continue…

Zuckerberg Makes Case for Immigration Reform

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg spoke out publicly for the first time for immigration reform Monday night, saying Silicon Valley’s backing of legislation in Congress is more than just a self-interested hunt for foreign tech workers. “This is something we believe is really important for the future of our country,” Zuckerberg said at the premiere of the film Documented, made by writer and activist Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who also was an undocumented immigrant. “We talk about high-skilled… continue…

This Week’s Most Popular Stories

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For a hot summer weekend, here are the most popular stories on Dice News this week. Skittish Microsoft Workers Weigh Their Options: Even before CEO Steve Ballmer released his manifesto detailing the organizational changes he planned for Microsoft, a number of employees were getting ready to bolt. Tech Consulting Jobs Gain Strength: Consulting jobs are gaining strength in part because companies remain tentative in hiring full-time workers. That may not change for a while. Fate of H-1B Reform Uncertain in… continue…

This Week’s Most Popular Stories

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For your weekend reading pleasure, here are the five stories Dice users liked best this week. Fate of H-1B Reform Uncertain in the House: Despite the Senate’s passage last week of a comprehensive immigration reform bill, the debate over guest workers – specifically H-1Bs – is far from over. In large part, that’s because the House of Representatives has different ideas about immigration in general. What Interviews Say About a Company’s Culture: We hear a lot about how interviewing is… continue…

This Week’s Most Popular Stories

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For your holiday weekend reading pleasure, these are the five stories that got the most attention from Dice News users during the week.   Is the Demise of COBOL Greatly Exaggerated? Some people say COBOL is kind of like a Wall Street bank: It’s too big to fail. Mobile Demand Drives Job Growth in Atlanta: Atlanta’s metro area saw a 66 percent surge in online job postings across all industries over a three-year period, reaching 410,571 in 2012. The biggest… continue…

This Week’s Most Popular Stories

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For your reading pleasure, here are the stories most read by your fellow Dice users this week. H-1B Reform Might Bring Unintended Consequences: The Senate’s immigration reform bill would impose higher costs to obtain H-1B visas and raise the required wages of visa-holders – moves that could have an effect opposite of what the measure’s Gang of Eight authors intended. Employers and analysts say that rather than protect U.S. workers, the proposal could lead to more work being sent offshore.… continue…

Can Automation Help Outsourcers Without Hurting Jobs?

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Amid predictions that the proposed immigration reform bill will end up sending more tech operations offshore, lost is the idea that the measure will force outsourcers to find new ways to maintain their competitive advantage, including more ways to work remotely and employ automation. That led Gartner analyst Frances Karamouzis to say in a recent webinar, “We do think that innovative approaches will come around.” That’s already happening at Infosys, which in April announced a partnership with New York-based IPSoft,… continue…

The Disappearing Women of IT

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It’s no news flash that women are an endangered species in IT. While we make up 57 percent of the workforce at large, we only represent 25 percent of professional computing occupations — and that number is dropping. Where Did the Women Go? The National Center for Women & Information Technology’s statistical publication By the Numbers sounds alarm bells. In 1985, it says, women made up 37 percent of graduates with degrees in Computer Science. That’s not exactly parity, but… continue…