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Trump tapped the viral anger over H-1B use

Donald Trump is the first major U.S. presidential candidate to focus on the use of the H-1B visa to displace IT workers. Hillary Clinton never mentioned the H-1B issue in this campaign, but she saw the problem.

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Grassley criticizes university over its IT offshoring

A political backlash is growing over a plan by the University of California, San Francisco, to shift IT jobs overseas.

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CEO's message a jolt to IT workers facing layoffs

The layoff affects more than 500 IT workers in the infrastructure team at Health Care Service Corp.

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Cloud services lift IT outsourcing market higher than expected

The global IT and business services industry had its strongest third quarter to date, bolstered by the record-high value in the as-a-service segment of the market.

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In three debates, H-1B visa untouched by Clinton and Trump

In three presidential debates, including the final one Wednesday night, the two candidates did not talk about the H-1B visa program. This was the last opportunity for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to compare and contrast what may...

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As one lawsuit sinks, Disney IT workers prepare a new fight

A lawsuit alleging discrimination based on national origin may be filed in the next month.

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University IT employees fighting for jobs question security

The IT employees say workers in India will have access to University of California at San Francisco medical and financial information as well as to files with research and study data.

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Despite IT layoffs, UCal academics will stay on HCL boards

The University of California says there is no conflict in the dean of engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, serving on the board of an IT services company hired to replace IT workers at the University of California at...

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University of California’s ties with HCL are complicated

The IT services contract with HCL negotiated by University of California San Francisco can be used at any of the 10 campuses in the university system. One of the university's chancellors is on the board of an HCL unit.

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Why (and when) outsourcing security makes sense

Offloading security strategy and day-to-day operations to a managed security service provider can free up IT resources. But be prepared: It’s not an entirely hands-off proposition.

Download our report: IT Security's Looming Tipping Point

Even as security draws board-level attention, many IT professionals give their organizations’ infosec practices low marks. This special report from CIO, CSO and Computerworld reveals how to tip the balance in the right direction.

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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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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.

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."

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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