Profile of Marianne Kolbasuk McGeeSenior Writer, InformationWeek
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Marianne Kolbasuk McGee is a former editor for InformationWeek.
Articles by Marianne Kolbasuk McGee
posted in May 2007
A proposal to create a dual green-card system that favors high-tech talent has bipartisan support in the Senate.
California's 365 Main's plans to become the first data center operator in the U.S. to meet stringent environmental guidelines.
Major companies say the legislation's restrictive provisions and fine print will handcuff their ability to hire the talent they need to compete globally.
The fees are earmarked to fund a new scholarship program for American students pursuing degrees in fields related to mathematics, technology, and health care.
Currently, the U.S. charges a fee of $1,500 for each H-1B petition that gets earmarked to fund training and education programs for U.S. workers.
Major corporations say the legislation's restrictive provisions and fine print will handcuff their ability to hire the talent they need to compete globally.
New provisions could be drafted as early as next week following an agreement between a bi-partisan group of senators and the White House.
Five of the top 10 were Indian outsourcers, but Microsoft is number three, IBM number eight, and Oracle USA number nine. The New York City Public School system ranks 22nd on the list.
The new bill looks to raise the current annual ceiling on H-1B visas from 65,000 to 115,000 this year, with provisions to adjust the annual cap as high as 180,000 based on market conditions.
Environmental factors are important, report shows, but only 25% of managers have written green criteria into their purchasing processes, largely due to lack of soup-to-nuts product strategies.
For IT professionals, the word "offshore" is probably on the same list of dreaded terms as "death" and "taxes." But unlike dying and paying Uncle Sam, being a casualty of offshoring isn't inevitable.
Report says IT professionals expect more hiring and fewer layoffs in coming months.
Hey ladies -- if you're out there -- take a look at these numbers. You're earning about 86 cents for every dollar your male IT counterpart makes. (But you sort of knew that already, didn't you?)
About half of CEOs at "fast growth" tech firms say their companies are recruiting talent outside North America, according to the new Deloitte 2007 CEO Survey.
Feeling old? Apparently for some people, the IT profession makes them feel older than they are because employers are ready to put them out to pasture.