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  • Tech pros getting MBAs: Necessary or not?

    Posted December 3, 2012 - 12:25 pm

    Earning an MBA can help tech pros to bridge the gap between business and IT, but it's no guarantee of career success, nor does it automatically translate into a bigger salary.
  • More IT pros going independent by choice

    Posted December 3, 2012 - 11:33 am

    With the erosion of mutually beneficial employer/employee relationships, more IT workers are going it alone, based on a recent survey from OnForce.
  • Choosing the best developer candidates

    Posted December 3, 2012 - 11:32 am

    When two candidates look equally good on paper, how do you choose between them?
  • Visa creating 800, seemingly well-paying, IT jobs in Austin

    Posted November 30, 2012 - 5:26 pm

    Credit card issuer Visa USA plans to create a global IT center in Austin, Texas, and hire about 800 workers to run it.
  • The renaissance IT professional

    Posted November 19, 2012 - 4:49 pm

    As technologies evolve, so must the skill sets of IT professionals. The IT department of the future will look dramatically different -- perhaps smaller -- and definitely with new capabilities.
  • Use Facebook's new Social Jobs app to find work

    Posted November 15, 2012 - 5:00 pm

    Looking for a job? Now you can leverage one of the sites that you use the most, Facebook, to help in your hunt.
  • 2013 IT salaries: 15 titles getting the biggest pay raises

    Posted November 7, 2012 - 5:38 pm

    Mobile application developers and wireless network engineers can expect a 9% and 7.9% increase in starting salaries, respectively, says recruiting and staffing specialist Robert Half Technology.
  • IT employment will finish year in the black

    Posted November 6, 2012 - 2:27 pm

    If there is one word that has defined this year, it's "uncertainty." It has been hanging over almost every economic and job growth analysis related to IT. Blame the elections, the fiscal cliff and Europe.
  • IT sector rebounds, gains 12,500 jobs in October

    Posted November 5, 2012 - 12:23 pm

    The IT sector is back in growth mode, adding 12,500 jobs in October, according to U.S. employment numbers from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • 100,000 new jobs for tech industry through midyear 2012, report says

    Posted October 25, 2012 - 5:06 pm

    Three of the four high-tech job sectors analyzed by TechAmerica Foundation saw positive job growth in the first half of 2012, amounting to nearly 100,000 new jobs for the tech industry. The organization called the gains "modest," however, and warned against taking the industry's relative job strength for granted.
  • GM to hire 3,000 HP employees as it insources IT work

    Posted October 18, 2012 - 8:38 pm

    HP has agreed to transfer 3,000 of its employees to the General Motors payroll, as the automaker moves IT operations in-house, the two companies announced Thursday.
  • Data scientist role is clear, even if job description isn't

    Posted October 17, 2012 - 9:49 am

    The data scientist job, as well as the job title, is a mashup of existing expertise that is generally a few steps removed from the everyday realities of the businesses that employ them. Like most mashups, though, this is leading to something equally new and innovative.
  • IT workers staying put, CIOs staying longer

    Posted October 10, 2012 - 6:59 am

    CIOs are being predicably cautious with IT budgets for next year, and are focusing on increasing use of cloud technologies and offshore outsourcing, according IR execs surveyed by the Society for Information Management.
  • Hiring preferences favor mature workers over Millennials: study

    Posted October 9, 2012 - 2:04 pm

    A reputation for reliability and professionalism is tipping the job scales in favor of mature workers. Hiring managers surveyed on behalf of Adecco Staffing said they're three times more likely to hire a mature worker than they are to hire a Millennial.
  • Good news for job hunters in Android, Linux, and open source

    Posted October 9, 2012 - 8:58 am

    Job candidates with tech skills in general and Linux skills in particular tend to face better-than-average prospects in today's otherwise gloomy hiring marketplace, but in the past few days the outlook appears to have gotten even brighter.
  • IT employment shrinks in September

    Posted October 9, 2012 - 8:52 am

    One month does not make a trend, but IT employment dipped last month after a long stretch of gains.
  • IT job numbers decline for first time in 25 months

    Posted October 8, 2012 - 2:35 pm

    After sustained jobs growth -- including 36,300 jobs added in July and August alone -- the IT industry lost 1,700 jobs in September, according to Foote Partners' analysis of data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
  • 10 noncertified IT skills that pay a premium

    Posted October 5, 2012 - 7:40 am

    The economic down turn that began in 2008 prompted many companies to rethink their employee-hiring requirements and practices---which largely involve acquiring employees with unique IT skill-sets. Many of these skills and areas of expertise do not require certifications and are more about experience and IT acumen.
  • 10 hot IT skills for 2013

    Posted September 24, 2012 - 11:43 am

    The number of companies planning to hire tech professionals continues to grow, with 33% of the 334 IT executives who responded to Computerworld's 2013 Forecast survey saying they plan to increase head count in the next 12 months.
  • IT headcount expected to rise in Q4, CIOs say

    Posted September 20, 2012 - 11:40 am

    Nine percent of CIOs plan to expand their IT departments in Q4, and 6% anticipate cutbacks. The net 3% increase in anticipated IT hiring is up two percentage points from Q3, according to Robert Half Technology.
  • Highest paid engineers in mobile tech

    Posted September 3, 2012 - 9:30 pm

    Engineers working on communications technology were paid the highest in the profession last year, according to new IEEE-USA survey data.
  • Top 5 cities for big data jobs

    Posted August 10, 2012 - 9:37 am

    The big data deluge is creating a hiring boom across North America. Modis, an IT staffing firm, identified five cities in particular where big data is driving job growth.
  • Largest IT employment gains in four years reported

    Posted August 7, 2012 - 1:56 pm

    The nation's employment outlook for IT professionals has suddenly surged, gaining 18,200 jobs, the largest monthly increase since 2008, according to tech employment-research firm Foote Partners.
  • The 5 hottest IT jobs right now

    Posted July 26, 2012 - 2:24 pm

    If you're an IT professional with experience building mobile or cloud applications, it's a good time to be job hunting. That's because the number of job openings in these areas is up dramatically from last summer.
  • Manufacturers boost IT spending, but not jobs

    Posted July 16, 2012 - 5:09 pm

    Manufacturing employment has been a bright spot for the economy, but IT workers aren't benefiting, a new report finds.
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