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Zuckerberg Plans Hackathon to Spur Immigration Reform

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Continuing its efforts to focus attention on immigration reform, Mark Zuckerberg’s political advocacy group FWD.us plans a hackathon for tech-savvy undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. At the hackathon, tech luminaries such as Zuckerberg, LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, DropBox founder Drew Houston and Groupon’s Andrew Mason will work alongside the young participants. “Each team will create a project or application that could help supporters share stories, contact members of Congress or show family and friends why they want… continue…

Infosys to Face Record Fine in Visa Case

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Federal officials are expected to hit Infosys with a record immigration fine of approximately $35 million over allegations that the Indian outsourcing company used B-1 visitor visas to bring foreign workers into the country and place them with large corporate clients, according to The Wall Street Journal. Infosys allegedly used the B-1 visitor visa as a means to circumvent the more expensive and difficult to obtain H-1Bs. The Department of Homeland Security and State Department are expected to announce the… continue…

Will Push for Immigration Reform Get Back on Track?

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With the federal government back in business, President Obama wants to get immigration reform back on the front burner. But House Republicans, who say the president negotiated in “bad faith” on the debt crisis, aren’t eager to go head-to-head on such a controversial issue again so soon. “There will definitely have to be a cooling off period,” Marshall Fitz, the director of immigration policy for the progressive Center for American Progress, told NBC News. Senate Democrats stressed momentum in hammering… continue…

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…