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IBM is reportedly transferring U.S. jobs in its global services unit to India. The Wall Street Journal said Wednesday morning that the company was expected to tell what the paper could only call "a large number" of American workers that their jobs were either being eliminated or sent to India. The AP waded in hours later and said 5,000 would be cut, representing 4% of IBM's U.S. workforce of roughly 115,000 people. [email protected] suggests the layoffs will come down Thursday. IBM's earnings were up 12% to $4.42 billion last quarter; it's forecast no strain this year because of the economic slowdown; and it's supposedly in talks to acquire Sun for billions of dollars. Recently IBM reportedly laid off around 4,600 people. It's also unclear whether IBM might be a bidder for the disgraced Indian outsourcer, Satyam. The Journal says Global Services has 180,000 people worldwi... (more)

Volo’s First Customer Launches High-Speed Internet Access Service in Northern Uganda in Less Than 12 Weeks

Gulu, Uganda, August 18, 2014 --( Backed by Volo’s expert design and cloud-based software integration, Northern Uganda’s newest Internet Service Provider (ISP), is now delivering the most affordable high-speed Internet access to businesses and residences in the region. Zoom Wireless (, a part of SINFA Uganda LTD, began offering a range of corporate and small business/residential grade fixed wireless services in Gulu, Uganda, within weeks of partnering with Volo. A new start-up built based on years of field experience and designed in Silicon Valley, Volo enables ISPs and telecom providers in emerging markets to design and deploy fixed wireless broadband services quickly and profitably. With Volo’s engagement, the new ISP has designed and deployed a carrier-grade last mile WiFi network. This network is fiber-backed and integrated with the latest ... (more)

CEO of to Speak at the 14th Annual Garden State Council SHRM Conference and Expo

NEW YORK, Sept. 29 /PRNewswire/ --, the world's leading $100k+ jobs Web site, today announced that company President and CEO Marc Cenedella will be speaking at the upcoming 14th Annual Garden State Council Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Conference and Expo on November 8, 2005. Cenedella's session, "Thinking Outside of the Online Recruiting Box: Building a Pipeline of Fully Engaged Senior Talent," will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The two-day educational conference, certified by the Human Resource Certification Institute (HRCI), will be held November 7th and 8th at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch, N.J. This year's conference, "HR Leadership: Engaged, Aligned and Accountable," is geared to business leaders and HR practitioners, and will highlight the profession's connection in achieving business results. "The Interne... (more)

IBM Layoffs to Hit Europe: Report

IBM is reportedly getting set to lay off "thousands" of staffers in the UK, Germany and Ireland and move the jobs to Eastern Europe, China, India and South America, according to an unconfirmed story in the Observer over the weekend. The British paper quoted Lee Conrad, the national coordinator of [email protected], the Communication Workers of America affiliate trying to unionize Big Blue, as saying the layoffs had already started. [email protected] claims IBM let ~9,600 Americans go over in the first quarter to offshore the jobs. The union operation is now reaching out to EDS/HP and Sun folk. ... (more)

IT Has Gone to the Dogs: What Breed of IT Are You?

IT personnel have been referred to as many things: some see the role of IT staff as everything from heroes and essential partners, to %^&**!@#!! villains. But how about a Pit Bull or a Chichuahua? Is there a German Shepherd lurking inside that SOA developer? If you take a look at some of the most dramatic canine personalities, you might find some interesting similarities between network engineers, software developers and man's best friend. If you're in technology, read on to determine which IT breed you might be. Which Breed of IT Are You? Pit Bull. Official name is the American Staffordshire Terrier. And as well all know, this dog is known for its powerful bite. Once he gets his teeth into something, you can't get him off. Is this your style? A tenacious IT technician? Do you hunt down the cause for an outage or security breach no matter how long it takes? If you ... (more)

The Economic Winner's Column - Talking Digital Transformation from Chennai India

I have the pleasure of working in Chennai, India this week.  In advance of this trip I did some homework and prepared this discussion on digital transformation, globalization, future job opportunities, and what we can learn from the history of Chennai, India and early America.  Enjoy! Video Link: More awkward technology and travel videos by me (watch out Rick Steves): Human Strategies for Digital Transformation from Stockholm, SwedenWalking Rome, Talking Digital Transformation and MobilityWhat Portuguese Aqueducts, Google Fiber and High Speed Internet have in CommonInnovations and Mobile Applications in Lisbon, Portugal************************************************************************ Kevin BenedictWriter, Speaker, Senior Analyst Digital Transformation, EBA, Center for the Future of Work CognizantView my profile on LinkedInLearn about m... (more) Launches New Online Community for IT Professionals

ATLANTA, April 7 /PRNewswire/ -- (, the leading IT employment Web site for Information Technology professionals and those who employ them, today announced the launch of a new online community where IT professionals can discuss their careers, technology, current events and more. The new community, dubbed "The Community" (, also offers original articles covering a wide range of topics, the top resume keyword searches performed by employers each week and the ability to search for high-tech jobs on "We answer a lot of email every day from users asking for advice about their career, various IT certifications, workplace issues, etc.," says Michael Turner, Vice President of Marketing at "We created The (more)

New Year, New You - Career Advice for '06

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Simply Hired (, the world's largest job search site, and Cynthia Shapiro, the site's employee advocate and author of Corporate Confidential -- 50 Secrets Your Company Doesn't Want You to Know, offer tips to take into the New Year. Set a goal to success Pick a date and take steps to find a new job. Research opportunities, determine the skills needed for your next move and take the initiative to prepare yourself. Find contacts by joining an online social networking site like Spruce up your attitude and workspace Show confidence in your work, but don't let anyone see your Marketing for Dummies book. Keep your cube decor to a minimum. A messy desk says "messy thinker," while being overly neat may say, " ... what does he/she really do?" Ask for a raise, but not a promotion Promotion... (more)

Parature One of Top 50 Best Places to Work in Greater Washington, D.C. for Second Consecutive Year

MCLEAN, VA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/04/06 -- Parature, provider of award-winning, on demand customer support software, announced today that the company is being honored as one of the 50 'Best Places to Work in Greater Washington, D.C.' by the Washington Business Journal for the second consecutive year. Being acknowledged in the medium size company category, Parature will be honored as one of the top '2006 Best Place to Work' at a breakfast reception on Friday, May 12, 2006 at the Ritz Carlton hotel Tyson's Corner, being hosted by the Washington Business Journal,, Reznick Group and Quantum Market Research. With high marks across the board in areas of management team strength, opportunity for advancement, workplace morale, employment benefits and value of employee skills, Parature employees made their views on the company known through confidential surveys ... (more)

PINK magazine's New ONLINE KNOWLEDGE BANK Provides Resources to Advance Your CAREER, Launch and Build Your BUSINESS, and Enhance Your LIFE

ATLANTA, April 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifty-two percent of its readers turn to PINK, the only national magazine for professional women, for career development guidance, according to a recent readership study. And 58 percent asked for more online career advice. PINK's new online Knowledge Bank is our response to their overwhelming requests for a deeper level of career development for women. Divided into three sections - Advance Your Career, Launch and Build Your Business, and Enhance Your Life - Knowledge Bank offers tools, tactics and strategies to help businesswomen have both a beautiful career and a beautiful life. Each section includes three magazine favorites as well as books featured in the "Books in the PINK" section of the magazine - and tons of brand-new, exclusive content. Section highlights include: ADVANCE YOUR CAREER Tactics to get ahead at work or land th... (more)

Freelance and Contract Opportunities Open up as Employers Face Qualified Labor Shortages Survey Finds

CHICAGO, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- As the unemployment rate holds steady at less than five percent(i) and the pool of qualified labor continues to shrink, those looking to go out on their own may have more opportunities than ever. More than two-in-five (55 percent) companies have either relied on freelance or contract workers or intend to in the future according to a new survey, conducted by Harris Interactive of more than 2,400 employers and 5,600 employees. is a site that connects freelance job seekers with employers that have contract-based opportunities available. Of those companies that hire freelancers and independent contractors, 20 percent say that given the shortage of qualified labor, they are relying on independent talent more than a year ago. Nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of these companies intend to hire freelan... (more)