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H-1B reduced computer programmer employment by up to 11%, study finds IT prices lowered by around 2%

There would have been up to 11% more computer science jobs at wages up to 5% higher were it not for the immigration program that brings in foreign high-skilled employees, a new study finds. The study comes at a sensitive time, as tech titans including Facebook battle the immigration restrictions put forward by President Donald Trump. Though Trump has focused initially on restricting refugees, the fate of high-skilled immigrants is a matter of intense debate in the current Congress. The paper — by John Bound and Nicolas Morales of the University of Michigan and Gaurav Khanna of the University...

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The Next Big Blue-Collar Job Is Coding

WHEN I ASK people to picture a coder, they usually imagine someone like Mark Zuckerberg: a hoodied college dropout who builds an app in a feverish 72-hour programming jag—with the goal of getting insanely rich and, as they say, “changing the world.” But this Silicon Valley stereotype isn’t even geographically accurate. The Valley employs only 8 percent of the nation’s coders. All the other millions? They’re more like Devon, a programmer I met who helps maintain a ­security-software service in Portland, Oregon. He isn’t going to get fabulously rich, but his job is stable and rewarding: It’s 40 hours...

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Transmosis CEO at the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals Conference in Washington DC

Transmosis CEO will be speaking about “Engaging a Diverse Workforce” at the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals Conference in Washington DC on March 16, 2017. The International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals (ICMCP) Second Annual National Conference continues to elevate the national dialogue on the very necessary strategic, tactical and operational imperatives needed to attract and develop minority cybersecurity practitioners. Conference...

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Transmosis Works with Silicon Valley Groups to Inspire San Jose College Students with Game Design Course to Promote STEM Careers

Transmosis and Workforce Institute challenged SCJCC computer science students to design and launch their own games. Transmosis worked with 9 community colleges, 6 unified school districts, community-based organizations and workforce intermediaries through a grant funded by San Jose-Evergreen City College District’s Workforce Institute. SAN JOSE, Ca., January 26, 2017 – www.transmosis.com Transmosis Corp. and http://www.wi-sjeccd.org the San José-Evergreen Workforce Institute (WI) recently inspired San José City College (SJCC) computer science students to accelerate their learning with a nine-day game design course. Transmosis spearheaded a regional Silicon Valley team to promote STEM career pathways for college students. This unthinkable feat...

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Fixing the Nation’s Cybersecurity Talent Shortage (Homeland Security Today)

Almost weekly, we hear of encroachments into big data systems in government, the military, finance, health, hospitality and retail – to name just some of the affected industry sectors. As awareness of our vulnerability has increased, demand for cybersecurity specialists has risen dramatically. Cybersecurity is not a low-skill field.  It requires general IT knowledge, specialist cybersecurity certifications, and, sometimes, knowledge about particular industry sectors such as finance and health.  We need talented, skilled professionals to meet the demand. And we don’t need them in a few years – we need them now.  How do we get enough people in...

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Can We Recruit Meryl Streep and Her Supporters to Actually Do Something on Disability Employment?

Actress Meryl Streep accepts Cecil B. DeMille Award during the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 8, 2017. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)   By: Michael Bernick We have a very vibrant and active “disability” (differently abled) community in California. But Ms. Meryl Streep, who presented herself as a champion for disability rights and employment in her recent Golden Globes Speech, has not been a participant in this community — at least in the 25 years I’ve been involved in disability employment. In fact, Ms. Streep and the journalists and activists...

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The 25 Bachelor’s Degrees With The Highest Salary Potential In 2016-2017

Photo credit: Shutterstock By: Kathryn Dill As college students head–or return–to campuses around the country, many will be faced with the dilemma of choosing a major. Which fields of study guarantee students healthy starting salaries that will continue to grow? As part of their 2016 – 2017 College Salary Report, PayScale asked survey respondents whose culminating degree is a bachelor’s, who graduated from schools in the U.S., work full-time in the U.S., and are not on active military duty to answer questions about their current employment and compensation. Here are the bachelor’s degrees with the highest salary potential: Shutterstock...

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Don’t Give Silicon Valley More H1B Visas

By: Chase Norlin In San Francisco a few years ago, my co-workers and I built a multi-million-dollar technology business without the traditional venture capital required to hire Silicon Valley’s “best and brightest.” With little money raised, we were forced to go in another direction. We hired interns and displaced workers from other industries, ambitious and scrappy types who had not gotten the chance to shine. Then we trained them on the job and gave them increasing decision-making authority. The results were inspiring: Emerge Digital Group revenue accelerated greatly, but equally dramatic was the transformation of workers into cutting-edge digital advertising...

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Record 95,102,000 Americans not in labor force; unemployment rate more like 30%

The reality of the unemployment situation inside the U.S. is much grimmer than any politician or bureaucrat would ever want to admit. By: Joseph Jankowski The “official” unemployment rate (U3) released each month is, to put it in the most straight-forward way possible, a completely misleading and politicized statistic. The U3 unemployment rate, which is one of 6 ways the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics calculates the amount of people out of work, is defined as the “total unemployed, as a percent of the civilian labor force.” This is the 4.7% number which came out today and the statistic that soon-to-be...

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Leaving for Las Vegas: California’s minimum wage law leaves businesses no choice

  By: Houman Salem California’s minimum wage jumped to $10.50 an hour at the start of the new year. As the founder of a small fashion design house and clothing manufacturer in San Fernando, I’m not a disinterested observer in this change. After two years in business, my company now has more than 150 clients from all over the world and 18 employees. It’s what’s known as a cut-and-sew house, part of the garment industry that generates about $17 billion in annual economic activity in Los Angeles County, including $6.9 billion in payroll, according to a 2016 industry report by the California Fashion...

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