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Gov. Scott Walker

In Scott Walker's state, Democrats seek outsourcing penalties

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is still a cipher on offshore outsourcing and the H-1B issue. But Wisconsin lawmakers have introduced anti-outsourcing legislation that could shed light on Walker's views, if the bill makes it to his desk. ...

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Will the White House disappoint on H-1B displacements?

Signals are mixed on whether the Obama administration will take action or wait for Congress to change the law.

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Microsoft, Rubio, Sessions and the H-1B ground war

Microsoft is laying off workers. Sen. Marco Rubio is running for president. Sen. Jeff Sessions sees a surplus of unemployed skilled IT workers. And all are talking about the H-1B visa program in one way or another.

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Top 5 factors driving IT outsourcing growth

Despite insourcing efforts, the expansion of nearshore centers is not necessarily taking work away from offshore locations. Eric Simonson of the Everest Group discusses the five main drivers responsible for the rise in domestic...

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A look at California's effort to build an H-1B firewall

California lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it difficult for state-regulated utilities to replace U.S. workers with H-1B workers. It may be one of the most significant anti-offshoring measures in years.

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Revisiting Jeb Bush on the H-1B visa -- and the displaced IT worker who asked for help

Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush does not come across as particularly sympathetic to displaced IT workers, and favors raising the current cap on H-1B visas.

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Labor Dept. plans H-1B probe -- one that could have an impact

The U.S. Department of Labor now plans to investigate whether H-1B visa-holders can be used to replace U.S. IT workers, and will focus on the displacement of employees at Southern California Edison.

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In a turnabout, Disney ABC TV cancels plans to outsource IT jobs

Two weeks ago, the Disney ABC Television Group told a team of approximately 30 to 35 application developers that they were being laid off. Then on Thursday, the layoffs were suddenly rescinded.

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Meet Bernie Sanders, H-1B skeptic

The H-1B visa issue rarely surfaces during presidential races, but Sen. Bernie Sanders could change that in his quest for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.

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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.

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How to get a better outsourcing deal

The trick is to recognize how IT outsourcers reduce costs and then find ways to share in those savings.

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Capgemini to expand in North America with $4B acquisition of iGate

French IT services company Capgemini is to acquire iGate in the U.S. for $4 billion in a bid to expand its presence in the North American market.

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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.

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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. His complaint is being backed up, in part, with numbers.

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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...

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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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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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Are APIs the new ITIL?

Are APIs indeed the new ITIL? In some ways, yes. Providers are going to continue to aggressively drive towards standardized, multi-tenant web based services supported by increasing layers of technology automation over human-based...

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