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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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Four-day workweek pilot shows wide support for a 32-hour week

A multinational test of how a four-day workweek affects employees — and company productivity and profits — is halfway done in the UK, and more than eight in 10 companies don't want it to stop.

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Six in 10 workers want to ditch the 40-hour work week, survey finds

Most workers want their productivity measured by results — not by how many hours they spend working, according to a multi-national survey by business software and services provider Adaptavist.

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Workday expands service that surfaces employee skills

Workday has expanded the sources it can access to determine employee skill sets, which enables employers to search worker profiles to shepherd them toward the most critical areas of their business.

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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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How to build a ‘citizen developer’ workforce

With a dearth of professional developer talent, and low-code and no-code platforms proliferating, organizations are turning to tech-savvy business users to solve application needs. But the shadow IT approach can be risky.

How Generation Z workers are different from everyone else

They're diverse, educated, and resourceful. And while they've grown up with screens everywhere, they crave the human touch more than their predecessors.

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As frontline workers eye the exit, digital tools can aid staff retention

For many retail, hospitality, and transportation companies, employee retention has become a priority — and new digital tools are increasingly seen as an important way to keep frontline workers from leaving.

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Q&A: Real estate exec sees '15-minute city' concept migrating from Europe to the US

As companies rethink how to use in-person office space, and in many cases shutter underutilized real estate, newer concepts are taking hold to offer employees daily urban necessities and amenities — all within a 15-minute foot or bike...

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NZ Fry Up: CDC’s hyperscale data centres; Funding for Māori research, science workforce; National Security Strategy; Input sought on biometrics; Microsoft pledges carbon free data centres

New Zealand IT, tech, and telco news and views from our correspondent in the Central North Island.

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Companies move to drop college degree requirements for new hires, focus on skills

A new study shows employers are ending college degree requirements for many jobs openings, focusing instead on skills, experience, and personality traits. The sea change opens up tech jobs to a more diverse pool of candidates.

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Q&A: Computer chip start-up CTO: Our business isn't boring — or a career dead end

As chip behemoths, such as Intel, Samsung and TSMC are moving operations back to the US — and custom chips are needed more than ever — industry execs want young talent to know there's nothing staid about chip design.

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NZ Fry Up: Time for NZ govt to get serious on digital skills; EY NZ makes RPA play

New Zealand IT, tech, and telco news and views from our correspondent in the Central North Island.

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Tech hiring enters the Big Freeze

A growing number of tech companies are starting to put the brakes on hiring, but is now the time for them to be stepping back from investing in talent?

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Compensation chasms remains for women, minorities — even as salary gaps close

While pay for employees has normalized over the past few decades, when it comes to gender and race, total compensation gaps are still wide — especially in technology fields.

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Reports: Oracle makes a round of layoffs in the US

The layoffs have mostly hit the customer experience group and are part of a planned exercise to cut around $1 billion in expenditures according to reports from The Information and Bloomberg.

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