Patrick Thibodeau

Senior Editor

Patrick Thibodeau covers cloud computing and enterprise applications, outsourcing, government IT policies, data centers and IT workforce issues for Computerworld.

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Fury rises at Disney over use of foreign workers

Fury rises at Disney over use of foreign workers

At the end of last October, IT employees at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts were called, one-by-one, into conference rooms to receive notice of their layoffs.

Labor Department says it can't investigate So Cal Edison's H-1B use

Labor Department says it can't investigate So Cal Edison's H-1B use

A request by 10 U.S. senators to investigate H-1B visa use at Southern California Edison and other companies is meeting resistance at the U.S. Department of Labor.

Median age at Google is 29, says age discrimination lawsuit

Median age at Google is 29, says age discrimination lawsuit

A software engineer who was 60 when he applied for a job at Google wasn't hired despite having "highly-pertinent qualifications and experience," and being described by a Google recruiter as a "great candidate," according to an...

House bill slashes research critical to cybersecurity

A U.S. House bill that will set the nation's basic research agenda for the next two years increases funding for computer science, but at the expense of other areas important to cybersecurity.

IT worker's lawsuit accuses Tata of discrimination

IT worker's lawsuit accuses Tata of discrimination

An IT worker is accusing Tata Consultancy Services of discriminating against American workers and favoring 'South Asians' in hiring and promotion. His complaint is being backed up, in part, with numbers.

Here's where Clinton and Rubio stand on the H-1B visa issue

Here's where Clinton and Rubio stand on the H-1B visa issue

The two latest contenders to enter the presidential campaign sweepstakes -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton -- both support increasing the H-1B visa cap. But there are differences in their...

U.S. gets 233,000 H-1B petitions, a new record

U.S. gets 233,000 H-1B petitions, a new record

The U.S. received 233,000 H-1B petitions this year, believed to the highest number ever, and almost three times the number of available visas.

10 U.S. senators seek investigation into H-1B-driven layoffs

10 U.S. senators seek investigation into H-1B-driven layoffs

Ten U.S. senators, representing the political spectrum, are seeking a federal investigation into displacement of IT workers by H-1B using contractors.

Global IT spending shrinks as dollar strengthens

Global IT spending shrinks as dollar strengthens

A rapidly rising U.S. dollar has created a "currency shock," prompting Gartner to decrease its global IT spending forecast.

H-1B cap is reached with 'high number' of visa requests

H-1B cap is reached with 'high number' of visa requests

The H-1B cap has been quickly reached, the U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Service said. The agency said it received a "high number" of visa petitions, but did not have a final count.

Rand Paul’s tangled approach to H-1B visas

Rand Paul’s tangled approach to H-1B visas

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who announced his run for the presidency today, supports increasing the H-1B visa cap.

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