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Sen. Ted Cruz changes his tone on H-1Bs

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) established himself as a champion of the H-1B visa program two years ago. But his views may be changing now that he's running for president.

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Fury and fear in Ohio as IT jobs go to India

The IT workers at Cengage Learning in the company's Mason, Ohio offices learned of their fates last month game-show style.

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IT worker, fighting two tough battles, files discrimination lawsuit

The Screen Actors Guild is being sued by an IT worker who says she is not only fighting national origin discrimination, but breast cancer.

What a deal -- and guess who pays for it?

This big Silicon Valley data center specializes in outsourcing -- and in unbelievable deals.

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At GOP debate, Rubio says he’s against H-1B abuses, Trump has memory lapse

In what may have been a first for a presidential debate, GOP candidates talked about the H-1B visa at their debate Wednesday, but offered little clarity about their plans.

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Comments about new STEM rule flood federal inbox

After one week, the U.S. government has received nearly 3,000 comments about its proposal to expand the amount of time a foreign STEM student can work on a student visa. Not surprisingly, most comments are supporting the changes...

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In turnabout, SunTrust removes contentious severance clause

A controversial severance clause by SunTrust Banks requiring laid-off employees to be available to help without pay has been removed.

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Bank’s severance deal requires IT workers to be on call for two years

Many of the 100 affected IT employees, who are now training replacements, have years of experience and provide the highest levels of technical support, according to sources.

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Congress set to make the H-1B visa less costly for India

Congress is set to drop a $2,000 H-1B visa fee mostly paid by India-based IT services providers.

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Memo to Carly: HP is shifting more work offshore

Carly Fiorina was crisp, sharp and quick in the Republican presidential debate -- all characteristics that helped her become Hewlett-Packard's CEO from 1999 to 2005. But she also used her opportunity before a national audience to...

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California delays the backlash over IT layoffs

Southern California Edison's layoff of IT workers stirred state lawmakers to action this year on two bills attacking the use of H-1B workers to offshore jobs. But both bills have stalled without a final vote.

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How captive IT offshore centers drive IT innovation

Companies like Amazon, Tesco and Honeywell are looking to offshore IT subsidiaries to deliver digital transformation.

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2015 reality check: IT spending, confidence on an upswing

2015 continues to be a solid year for IT, with budgets rising, confidence growing and IT-business alignment strengthening. The pace of hiring dipped mid-year -- an indicator of the tight market for talent rather than a harbinger of a...

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White House faces tight deadlines for saving STEM program

A petition urging the White House to act urgently on a court ruling that may force thousands of recent STEM graduates to leave the U.S. early next year reached 100,000 signatures Tuesday, the threshold for an official government...

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Is Vietnam a viable offshore outsourcing alternative?

Although much smaller than India, Vietnam is emerging as an attractive option for IT service buyers seeking niche solutions. One of the first software testing providers to set up shop there shares some thoughts on this emerging...

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Hiring an information security vendor? Use these best practices.

Companies should take great care when hiring a party that will be granted access to its most sensitive systems and data. (Insider; registration required)

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Why Trump believes his H-1B plan is serious

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump wants to make it more expensive to hire foreign workers, and in doing so, encourage the hiring of U.S. workers.

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Petition on OPT program ruling draws thousands of names

A petition on the White House's "We the People" site urging a quick response to a court ruling affecting STEM students on student visas is fast gaining signatures.

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