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Millennial Tech Workers Losing Ground in U.S.

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Millennial tech workers are entering the U.S. workforce at a comparable disadvantage to other tech workers throughout the industrialized world, according to study from Educational Testing Services (ETS), a nonprofit skills assessment service. Despite higher spending than any other developed nation on education and a world-class collegiate system, America’s young workers are reportedly lagging further and further behind in core skills. “A relatively large percentage of our young adults cannot perform literacy tasks that ask them to ‘identify, interpret, or… continue…

Five Signs You Should Be a Low-Code Developer

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By Johan den Haan The demand for custom software has never been higher. There is an app for managing nearly every aspect of our lives, personally and professionally, and the enterprise is particularly hungry for more. Yet CIOs are painfully aware that the demand far exceeds their current ability to deliver. A recent CIO.com poll of more than 500 IT chiefs found that application development is among the top skill set shortages anticipated in 2015. Because of this, there is… continue…

Interview Tips for QA Engineers

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As always, QA engineers are in demand across industries. Entry-level technologists can expect salaries of $59,000 on average; after several years of experience, that pay can increase to $80,000 and even beyond. No matter how white-hot the segment, though, you still need to ace the interviews to get the job. Here are things that can make that happen: Hard Skills Understanding the job description and role ahead of time is crucial for success. Seems like an obvious statement, no? Except… continue…

The White House’s New Plan for Hiring Tech Pros

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If you’re a tech pro—or aspire to become one—President Obama wants to find you a job. The White House has announced the “TechHire initiative,” which will supposedly fill jobs in everything from software development and network administration to cybersecurity. In order to fill those jobs, the initiative will offer a combination of investment and job placement, with a focus on underserved communities. Here’s the proposal: $100 Million in ‘Federal Investments’ That money will go to training and recruiting workers for… continue…

Linux Pros Prepared to Jump in 2015

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With more and more companies relying on Linux—some 11,800 developers from 1,200 companies have contributed to the kernel over the last decade, according to the Linux Foundation—it stands to reason that Linux pros would find themselves in ever-increasing demand, especially those who specialize in anything cloud- or security-related. And Linux pros are sensing that opportunity; in a recent Linux Foundation survey, some 55 percent of them said it would be “very easy” or “fairly easy” to find a new job… continue…

Need for Linux Talent on the Rise: Report

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Recruiters are increasing efforts to hire Linux talent, according to the 2015 Linux Jobs Report, which forecasts the Linux job market based on a survey of hiring managers and Linux professionals. Hiring managers are also looking more to evidence of formal training and certifications to identify qualified prospects. The 2015 Linux Jobs Report includes data from 1,010 hiring managers and 3,446 Linux professionals and provides an overview of the state of the market for Linux careers and what motivates professionals… continue…

Good Economy Equals Tech Pros Jumping Jobs

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IT professionals seem to feel more comfortable about their economic security these days, and a lot of them are looking around for new jobs, increasing competition among employers for tech pros. According to a new survey, conducted online by Harris Poll on behalf of Randstad Technology, some 41 percent of U.S. IT workers said they’re likely to seek new employment opportunities over the next 12 months, while 52 percent said they were confident in their ability to find a new… continue…

Why 2015 Could Prove Great for Tech Pros

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The U.S. tech industry added 129,600 net jobs between 2013 and 2014, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) data analyzed by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), which counts 2,000 companies as members. The industry accounts for 6.5 million jobs overall, CompTIA’s report added. IT services racked up nearly a third of that total, with 2.1 million jobs in 2014, followed by R&D, testing, and engineering services (1.6 million jobs), telecommunications and Internet services (1.2 million jobs), tech manufacturing… continue…

Metro Areas Offer Top Prospects for STEM Jobs

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Which U.S. cities boast the highest percentages of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) jobs? According to a new report from the Brookings Institution, some 23 metropolitan areas feature workforces with sizable concentrations of workers in advanced industries, including San Jose (16 percent), Wichita (15.5 percent), and San Francisco (14 percent). The Brookings Institution groups more than 50 industries under the umbrella of “advanced industries,” including computer systems design, data processing, information services, software building, and telecommunications. For good measure,… continue…

Tesla Poaching Apple’s Top Talent

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Apple employees are getting poached… but the chief culprit isn’t Google, or another smartphone maker like Samsung. According to a new Bloomberg report, Tesla has hired more than 150 former Apple employees to fill its various divisions, and it’s almost certainly hunting for more. Those former Apple employees designed the 17-inch control screen of Tesla’s Model S sedan; fill the car-maker’s legal and engineering teams; and handle crucial aspects of its manufacturing. Tesla CEO Elon Musk is reportedly “enamored” with… continue…