Stories by Patrick Thibodeau

These are the fastest growing IT jobs

IT employment increased in every occupation and industry in 2015 except oil and gas.

Hertz cutting IT jobs as its shifts to IBM

Hertz has warned around 230 IT workers that their jobs may be at risk as it expands its outsourcing work with IBM -- and that number will likely go up.

Sen. Blumenthal demands lifting of IT 'gag' order

In a letter to Thomas May, the CEO of Eversource, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) called the non-disparagement provision "an effective gag order” keeping workers from “speaking openly about their experiences, and further smacks of intimidation and maltreatment of your workforce."

As noncompete agreement use expands, backlash grows

Noncompete agreements are becoming boilerplate in employment contracts, and for employees, there's nothing good about them. They create enormous uncertainty about future job options and worry about launching a new business.

With STEM degrees, it’s not the school that matters

In terms of pay, it may not matter whether you went to a prestigious, top-tier school, middle tier or a local state university if you have a degree in science, technology, engineering or math.

White House education plan leaves visa critics flabbergasted

Infosys, Tata, Microsoft, Google and are all contributing, but some critics question the message that linking up with India's top outsourcers gives to current IT practitioners.

Judge gives breathing room to 34,000 foreign workers

A U.S. judge is giving the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) an additional 90 days to get its act together on the Optional Practical Training

MIT offers Internet of Things training for professionals

Students will leave the course with an understanding of the foundational principals, architectures, applications, security and protocols that underpin the IoT, an MIT dean says.

New job realiities ahead for IT workers

Tech workers who develop new products, markets and digital experiences may be in the best position to survive the next downturn -- whenever it comes.

U.S. seeks delay on OPT court order

If the judge denies the extension, some 34,000 foreign workers will need to go home in a month.

IEEE-USA urging displaced workers to file complaints

The IEEE-USA wants workers replaced by visa-holders to file discrimination complaints with the U.S. Department of Justice.

Internet of Things brings new era of weather forecasting

Precision forecasting, which will rely on millions of sensors in everything from cars to traditional weather stations, will help farmers know when to apply fertilizer and drivers avoid black ice.

U.S. expects drop in programming jobs, but gains in IT jobs overall

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says IT jobs will grow 12% over the next decade, except for programmers. That occupation will shrink as more work is shifted to lower wage countries, according to the government.

U.S. predicts zero job growth for electronics engineers

Electronics engineers design and develop electronic equipment, such as music players and GPS systems, and many work in areas closely associated with computer hardware, according to the government's descriptions.

Cybersecurity bill approved, but what does it accomplish?

CISA was slipped into a last-minute, keep-the-government running $1.1 trillion spending bill.