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At GOP debate, Rubio says he’s against H-1B abuses, Trump has memory lapse

As Grassley readies a new H-1B bill, GOP hopefuls debate the visa

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Comments about new STEM rule flood federal inbox

The U.S. government is trying to expand the amount of time a foreign STEM student can work on a student visa

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Bank's severance deal requires IT workers to be on call for two years

Employees said SunTrust requires laid-off IT workers to be available to help by phone or in person -- without additional pay

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The honeymoon might be over for the gig economy

Services like Uber are cheap and convenient, but debate is heating up whether they are fair to workers and need to be regulated

H1-B Visa Abuse

Increasingly, U.S. IT workers are alleging discrimination

Charges of discrimination by national origin challenge the ways H-1B visas are being used

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Crowdsource your way to a better IT team

Report reveals the surging 'gig' economy could help companies close the IT skills gap. The trouble is, many companies aren't willing to take advantage of the opportunity

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Congress set to make the H-1B visa less costly for India

A $2,000 H-1B fee aimed at India offshoring firms that undercut U.S. wages will soon expire -- and Congress is making no effort to extend it

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Memo to Carly Fiorina: HP is shifting more work offshore

HP plans to reduce its workforce in high-cost locations to 40 percent of overall employment

H1-B Visa Abuse

The Senate's unanswered questions about H-1B replacements

Federal agencies are still reviewing broader issues around the law that leads to IT worker job losses

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White House faces tight deadlines for saving STEM program

Petition urges government to act quickly on a court ruling that may force thousands of recent STEM graduates to leave the U.S. early next year

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How to fix the tech talent shortage

There is a frightening shortage of IT skills in the United States today. Why is the shortage of skilled developers so threatening? Because failure to capitalize on digital trends and transform can result in lost competitive...

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Despite H-1B lottery, offshore firms dominate visa use

An H-1B lottery arms race may be in progress, as offshore outsourcers with ties to India once again snapped up tens of thousands of skilled-worker visas

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In Scott Walker's state, Democrats seek outsourcing penalties

Proposed Wisconsin anti-outsourcing legislation could shed light on Walker's views, if the bill makes it to his desk

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Microsoft, Rubio, Sessions and the H-1B ground war

Microsoft is laying off workers, Sen. Marco Rubio is running for president, Sen. Jeff Sessions sees a surplus of unemployed IT workers -- and all are talking about the H-1B visa program

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A look at California's effort to build an H-1B firewall

It's not just California that's trying: N.J. lawmakers passed an anti-offshoring bill that was later vetoed by Gov. Chris Christie

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A California backlash rises over foreign IT worker replacements

State lawmakers want to use regulatory power to keep utilities from offshoring jobs and ask feds for broader investigation

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IT workers replaced by foreign labor may regain federal benefit

Southern California Edison workers may have been among the last to qualify under Trade Adjustment Assistance

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

The department will investigate IT offshoring at Southern California Edison

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