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IT workers brace for outsourcing, layoffs at health insurer

Major health insurer Health Care Service Corporation is planning to outsource part of its information technology operation in what employees fear could lead to a major layoff in the IT department.

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University of California’s outsourcing is wrong, says U.S. lawmaker

U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-Calif) wonders how to encourage young people to go into STEM-related fields when these jobs are being given to foreign workers.

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University of California hires India-based IT outsourcer, lays off tech workers

Other IT groups in the 10-campus university system may follow suit, though none has announced plans.

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The danger of unmanaged security service providers

The job of keeping networks safe from attack is growing more complex by the day. At the same time, demand for trained and experienced information security analysts is exceeding the supply. This combination of factors is leading to an...

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How software-defined everything will change outsourcing

Enterprises gain more options to mix and match internal and external clouds -- if they can adapt.

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Fake resumes, jobs, lead to real guilty plea in H-1B fraud case

One of the defendants agreed to forfeit $20.9 million in proceeds from the scam.

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Trump's 'extreme' anti-terrorism vetting may be H-1B nightmare

Many people from 'dangerous and volatile regions' work in the U.S. on H-1B visas, and Trump's plan would penalize these workers because of their birthplace.

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Democrats give thumbs up to Silicon Valley

Michael Bloomberg, a former mayor of New York City, often describes U.S. immigration policy as "national suicide" for its employment restrictions. That's in contrast to Trump, who wants H-1B restrictions to protect U.S. workers.

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CSC announces layoffs in advance of HPE merger

A Computer Sciences Corp. spokesman, however, says the 500 layoffs are due to "the normal course of business and are unrelated to the proposed merger."

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Rep. Pascrell's H-1B bill is a message to Democrats

U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) introduced an H-1B reform bill that, he said, has little chance of being enacted this year. He said he proposed the bill to make the case for reform of the controversial visa.

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Tata’s Buffalo office, Clinton’s ‘brainchild,’ since closed

Tata Consultancy Services' office in Buffalo, now closed, had controversy surrounding it from the start because of its connection to offshore outsourcing.

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How to contract for outsourcing your agile development

The buttoned-up contracting approaches used for traditional software won’t work for outsourced agile projects. Here’s how to implement different protections for agile development agreements.

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IT workers at Tenn. insurer on edge amid outsourcing rumors

IT employees at Unum Group, a Chattanooga, Tenn.-based insurer, fear their employer may shift work to an offshore outsourcing firm.

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7 traits to look for in a vendor

You're managing countless tasks to run the business; you want expertise to fill in the gaps to meet deadlines. You also require integrity from a trusted firm or individual. Get the best resource by being diligent in the process to...

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Apple sets up development center in India for its Maps product

Continuing his bid to woo Indian customers and developers, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the company was setting up a new development center for its Maps product in Hyderabad in south India.

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Newspaper IT employees 'angry as hell' over foreign workers

A government form, called the Labor Condition Application, is being posted on bulletin boards at the offices of various newspapers in the chain. This form alerts workers that at least one H-1B worker is being used.

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Former insider’s book explores morality of offshore outsourcing

The fictional account of a project manager was inspired by the author's experiences of running some outsourcing operations at IBM.

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The Texas woman on fire about H-1B visa use

Jennifer Wedel, whose husband was unemployed at the time she asked President Obama about the issue, is now an H-1B activist.

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