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Amazon: We're hiring 7,000 new workers in the U.S.

The company says that it's planning to create 5,000 more jobs for fulfillment centers around the country, and also has already started hiring 2,000 new customer service employees.

By July 29, 2013


Tech firms ask Congress for U.S. visa expansion

H-1B visas remain a bone of contention for tech companies crying out for skilled workers -- or are they just looking for cheap labor?

By April 11, 2013


Microsoft to U.S. expats in U.K.: Don't bring your guns

A booklet designed to help American Microsoft workers adjust to life in Cambridge, England, reminds them not to bring their guns. It reminds them not to bring dead animals either.

By March 14, 2013


Dish said to shutter 300 U.S. Blockbuster stores

As the brick-and-mortar video rental chain struggles to keep up with today's digital landscape, it's forced to close hundreds of stores and possibly lay off thousands of workers.

By January 22, 2013


A shortage of tech workers? Not so fast

Although the U.S. is minting more grads with computer and information science and engineering degrees, guest workers make up a large and increasing portion of the IT labor market.

By April 29, 2013


Obama backs immigration reform for skilled tech workers

The president speaks in support of changing immigration laws for foreign-born programmers and engineers, while U.S. senators introduce a new bill aimed at the same cause.

By January 29, 2013


Silicon Alley needs workers, Schumer says

The New York senator hopes to create 55,000 new green cards each year for STEM grads across the U.S.

By September 18, 2012


U.S. lags other nations in Internet speed

Average download speed in U.S. is slower than that in 27 other countries, says report from the Communications Workers of America. South Korea lands top spot with fastest Internet speeds.

By August 25, 2009


No need for government Net controls, say U.S. tech workers

Poll of 600 information technology workers, intended to help influence presidential campaign priorities, finds most prefer to let tech preside.

By December 18, 2007


U.S. firms fear Europe will snatch up foreign tech workers

EU proposal to fast-track immigration process for highly skilled Asians, Africans and Latin Americans is fueling calls for additional green cards and H-1B visas at home.

By October 25, 2007