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  • DNA testing for jobs may be on its way, warns Gartner

    People seeking leadership roles in business, or even those in search of funding for a start-up, may volunteer their DNA test results to demonstrate that they have the right aptitude, leadership capabilities and intelligence for the job.

    19 Oct. 16 11:37 Written by Patrick Thibodeau
  • Google dealt setback in age bias case by judge interested in 'Googleyness'

    An age discrimination lawsuit against Google was approved as a '"collective action" by a federal court judge, allowing software engineers, age 40 or over, who were rejected for jobs at Google since August 2014, and after an in-person interview, will be able to join the lawsuit.

    07 Oct. 16 01:21 Written by Patrick Thibodeau
  • At HP, baby boomers allege age discrimination

    Four former Hewlett Packard Enterprise employees, all of them over 50, allege in a lawsuit that the firm pushed older workers out so it could hire more younger employees.

    26 Aug. 16 20:01 Written by Patrick Thibodeau
  • Hot skills driven by VR, machine learning

    Demand for virtual reality experts and machine learning engineers is spiking as enterprise adoption of these technologies grows.

    26 Aug. 16 01:06 Written by Ann Bednarz
  • Google fires back at age discrimination lawsuit

    Google, in a new federal court filing, is rebutting claims of age discrimination and its handling of two older job applicants who were rejected for jobs.

    02 Aug. 16 06:56 Written by Patrick Thibodeau
  • Macanta launches online DevOps training

    Melbourne-based ITSM consulting and advisory firm Macanta Consulting has launched a new online DevOps training program.

    01 Aug. 16 15:53 Written by Rohan Pearce
  • Microsoft will cut 2850 more jobs by the end of the year

    Satya Nadella isn't stopping the job cuts train at Microsoft any time soon. The company revealed Thursday that 2,850 people will lose their jobs by the middle of 2017, on top of the 1,850 cuts that Microsoft announced earlier this year.

    29 July 16 10:23 Written by Blair Hanley Frank
  • CSC announces layoffs in advance of HPE merger

    A Computer Sciences Corp. spokesman, however, says the 500 layoffs are due to "the normal course of business and are unrelated to the proposed merger."

    29 July 16 06:00 Written by Patrick Thibodeau
  • Google age-discrimination lawsuit may become monster

    There's a motion to turn an existing lawsuit into a class action. People who interviewed in person for certain types of engineering jobs, were over the age of 40 at the time and were rejected could be eligible to join.

    30 June 16 19:48 Written by Patrick Thibodeau
  • Tech culture still pushing out women, study finds

    Social dynamics and “culture fit” are a big reason that female engineers tend to stay in the profession at a lower rate than their male counterparts, according to a study released today by authors at MIT, University of California – Irvine, Michigan, and McGill.

    16 June 16 07:14 Written by Jon Gold