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  • A California backlash rises over foreign IT worker replacements

    California lawmakers have taken steps to attack the use of foreign labor to replace U.S. workers. One effort seeks to use the state's regulatory powers to prohibit utilities from shifting jobs overseas. Another legislative attack calls on federal agencies to investigate the H-1B program.

  • Obama's trade win brings H-1B unease

    There is wariness about President Barack Obama's push for new trade agreements that's likely to grow with the Senate's final approval Wednesday, by a 60-38 vote, of fast-track negotiating authority.

  • IT workers replaced by foreign labor may regain federal benefit

    As Southern California Edison (SCE) began replacing its IT workers with foreign labor, several IT employees asked the U.S. government for help. They submitted an application for Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA), and explained why they believe trade played a role in their job loss.

  • NSW budget: $25m allocated for tech scholarships

    A $25 million Jobs of Tomorrow scholarship fund will be established to provide 25,000 scholarships of $1000 for students taking qualifications in technology-based industries in NSW.

  • StartupAUS appoints first CEO

    Peter Bradd has been appointed StartupAUS’ first CEO.

  • Australia needs a 'culture of innovation': Turnbull

    Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has responded to a CEDA report which suggests that 40 per cent of jobs in Australia could be replaced by automation by saying that technology will be leveraged to create new goods and services.

  • Tired of sitting all day? Tech pros take a stand

    Sitting at a desk all day isn't healthy. Countless studies show prolonged sitting raises the risk for diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and myriad other ailments. Even for people who exercise daily, the negative effects of a sedentary rest-of-the-day can trump the benefits of a workout.

  • Rackspace creates career path for tech execs who don't want to manage people

    Egle Sigler started at Rackspace as a junior programmer and later moved to a DevOps architect position before advancing to her current role: principal architect of private cloud solutions at Rackspace.

  • Search begins for WA government CIO

    The Western Australian state government has begun its search for a chief information officer to lead a wide-ranging ICT reform program.

  • Labor Dept. plans H-1B probe -- one that could have an impact

    The U.S. Department of Labor plans to investigate whether H-1B workers can be used to replace U.S. IT workers, according to U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill) and Jeff Sessions (R-Ala). Both lawmakers have been leading a call for a probe of the controversial program.

  • Comcast and TWC are (still) among the most hated companies in America

    The annual American Customer Satisfaction Index for 2015 placed Comcast and Time-Warner Cable near the very bottom of all telecom and technology companies in the rankings, the researchers involved announced Tuesday.

  • Does he stay or go? Parsing Apple's promotion of designer Jony Ive

    Apple's well-known designer, Jony Ive, has been promoted to the position of chief design officer, a new title in the Cupertino, Calif. company's executive suite.

  • IT workers win key ruling against visa-using firm

    A discrimination lawsuit alleging that Infosys favored "South Asian" workers over all others will not be dismissed, a federal judge has ruled.

  • IBM defends use of temp visa workers

    IBM says the growth in technologies such as cloud, analytics, mobile and security is "exacerbating the skills shortage" in the tech industry, and underscores the need for temporary foreign tech workers.

  • The CIO as cheerleader/collaborator/therapist/technophile/entrepreneur

    Jack Wood, CIO for home goods e-commerce powerhouse Wayfair, wears many hats and he doffed them all at IT Roadmap in Boston this week.

  • Coding education key to Australia's competitiveness, says Shorten

    Bill Shorten has continued spruiking Labor's proposal to beef up software development skills in Australia.

  • In pictures: Microsoft's #WeSpeakCode gets students programming

    Microsoft last week held its YouthSpark #WeSpeakCode event, which is designed to promote interest in software development among school students. Students from schools across Western Sydney attended a #WeSpeakCode event at UTS on Friday. The event at UTS was launched by Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull.

  • SAP appoints new local MD

    SAP Australia/New Zealand's chief operating officer, John Ruthven, will take over as local president and managing director, the ERP vendor announced today.

  • Invest in coding education, says Labor

    Labor leader Bill Shorten has used his budget reply to call for increased investment in STEM education, including software development.

  • Budget 2015: StartupAUS sees missed opportunities in budget

    StartupAUS has welcomed government moves in the budget to support small business but says it has failed to address many of the key issues facing tech-focussed startups in Australia.

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