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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. It's backing up its complaint, in part, with numbers.

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Top soft and technical skills that will get you hired

When employers have several similar qualified candidates, the right mix of soft and technical skills can make the difference. Here's what companies look for in that next great hire.

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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.

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4 ways to jumpstart your career for less than $1,000

Is there anything better than putting on a jacket you haven’t worn in a while and discovering $20 in the pocket? Well, we’ve pushed that small pleasure up a notch and added a twist: If you suddenly had a spare $1,000, and wanted to...

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How to tell if a company’s culture is right for you

You want to work where you are inspired to do your best and appreciated by your colleagues and managers. That kind of fit doesn’t happen by chance. Find out what it takes to target the right job, company and culture.

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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.

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LinkedIn buys training site Lynda.com, enters professional development market

LinkedIn is acquiring online learning company lynda.com for $1.5 billion in cash and stock, the social networking site announced Thursday.

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Cloud computing brings changes for IT security pros

Watch out, computer security professionals: Cloud computing vendors are coming for your jobs sooner than you think.

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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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Tech’s peculiar relationship with social justice

Tech companies led the way in criticizing the anti-gay aspects of Indiana’s religious freedom law, but many of those same companies have a long way to go before achieving gender equity.

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Growing into an IT project management job

Many people find it's a good match for skills they already have. Formal training usually comes later, if at all.

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Feds want to add 75K new solar power workers

The U.S. Department of Energy plans to increase its previous goal of training solar power workers, including veterans, by 50%.

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N.C. primed for mega tech backlash over Indiana-like bill

North Carolina is considering "religious objection" legislation similar to the recently signed law in Indiana, a move that could raise the stakes for the tech industry firms battling these laws.

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10 rules for working with IT recruiters

The first rule of working with recruiters is to remember they work for the employer. For that reason, you need a strategy to ensure you’re using them to your advantage.

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Indiana law is fast having ‘definite negative impact’ on tech

Organizers of the Indy Big Data Conference on May 7 are feeling the impact of the tech industry's anger over Indiana's new "religious freedom" law and want state lawmakers to change the law.

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Indiana's law delivers real hurt to this state tech grad

Tech sector companies are far from angels on the issue of equality. But when it comes to gay and lesbian equality, this industry is vocal in its defense of it, combative and willing to challenge political leaders.

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Top enterprise IT companies where people want to work

Enterprise network and IT companies such as Microsoft, IBM and Cisco are among the most desirable places to work, according to talent marketplace Poachable. But largely consumer-focused companies, like Google, Apple and Amazon, are...

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Kleiner Perkins cleared of sex discrimination against Ellen Pao

A jury has found mostly in favor of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers in a historic lawsuit accusing one of Silicon Valley's best-known venture capital firms of sex discrimination.

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