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The new way to hire tech workers: from the bottom up

As a dearth of tech talent continues to plague business, companies are getting more creative in how they find and train workers to fill key roles. Apprenticeships are among the fastest growing trends in discovering hidden talent.

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Changes to Google's employee appraisal system stir layoff fears

While Google maintains that the Google Reviews and Development (GRAD) system was put in place to help employee development, a report claiming to have details on how employees are to be appraised has sparked forecasts of broad layoffs...

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Demand for IT pros remains high even as layoffs continue

Even as tens of thousand of workers are being let go in a spate of highly publicized layoffs, IT professionals are still in demand — particularly in some key fields.

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What Amazon, Twitter, Meta, and others got wrong with layoffs

The flurry of high-profile tech layoffs in recent months belies the fact that the unemployment rate for tech workers is around 2.3%. What those companies got wrong — their hiring strategy.

It's time to talk about productivity again

US worker productivity is in the toilet right now. It's time to stop blaming and start fixing.

Should you let workers know the salaries you pay?

In New York City, it's now the law to post salaries. But that doesn't mean would-be employees are really getting accurate information. So for your sake, be upfront with them.

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Are in-office mandates killing productivity?

Worker productivity dropped precipitously in the first half of 2022, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, and some are blaming corporate return-to-office mandates for the downturn. At a time when unemployment is low and...

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Q&A: Chase CIO offers top interview tips for tech job seekers

If you want an edge, first educate yourself on the industry and organization in which you're seeking employment, advises Chase CIO Gill Haus — and don't be afraid to be yourself.

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Why more than half of IT leaders may be looking for new jobs

Two new surveys indicate that more than half of IT decision makers and leaders are job hunting because they lack of voice in the C-suite, see few training and advancement opportunities and feel pressures from a lack of IT staffers to...

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The best states in the US for tech jobs

While the states with the most tech jobs remained largely unchanged in September, many saw slippage in the number of job postings. At the same time, states usually considered outliers gained ground with the rise in remote work.

Bashing 4 new myths about digital nomads

The digital nomad honeymoon is over, and the backlash has begun. Here are the new myths — and the facts — about digital nomads.

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Will the CHIPS Act really bring back semiconductor production and tech jobs?

Micron Technology is just the latest of a half dozen companies to announce new semiconductor fabrication plants in the US, part of a US government effort to bring chip manufacturing back to American shores. But a lack of tech talent...

The four-day workweek works

And, it will soon be coming to an office near you — including yours.

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Coming soon — a resume-validating blockchain network for job seekers

A foundation that includes several big-name software vendors and tech services has launched a self-sovereign identity service where workers can store verified credentials to use when applying for jobs. In turn, employers get instant...

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Micron to build largest chip factory in US history

Micron plans to build a memory chip fabrication plant in upstate New York that it said will be the size of 40 football fields and create about 50,000 jobs. It may spend up to $100B over the next 20 years on the facility.

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Tech salaries on the rise globally: report

Research from Hired.com has found that tech salaries are on the rise but, despite the increase, employees don’t believe their pay will keep pace with the cost of living crisis.

Yes, 'quiet quitting' is real

But there are things you can do about it — and you should.

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Q&A: From parkourist to data analyst — how upskilling launched a tech career

Bailey Shaw, a 23-year-old parkour expert with no tech background or college degree, was able to land an entry-level job with a software vendor where he spent the next year learning low-code development tools. He's now a junior data...

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