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  • Obama's jobs push arrives as engineers leave IT

    On the eve of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address Wednesday, a speech that's expected to focus on the need for jobs, the nation's largest engineering association is warning that the latest jobs data is "discouraging" for engineering.

  • Forecast 2010: 6 hottest skills for 2010

    Pent-up demand for new projects. Veteran employees leaving the company. Who could complain about such pressures in the waning months of 2009, when the year was spent under a cloud of economic misery?

  • Entry-level IT salaries rise

    The average entry-level salary for IT graduates has jumped $2,000 to $38,000 according to an annual survey by IT professional training company, Excom Education.

  • Salaries up, jobs down in Silicon Valley

    The number of high-tech jobs in Silicon Valley industries declined by 86,000, or 16.5%, between 2001 and 2008, according the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

  • IT hiring spree in sight as contractors lead the way

    While the last three months has seen flat IT employment levels, a rise in contractor hiring across Australia has contributed to very early signs of green shoots of recovery in the sector, according to IT recruitment firm Peoplebank.

  • Too much experience could be hurting your IT job search

    IT professionals with more than five years experience on the job could have a more difficult time finding work during the recession than those with less experience, according to research from online career resource Beyond.com.

  • Thodey appointed Telstra CEO

    Telstra has replaced two leaders today, with Chairman Donald MCGauchie resigning on the same day new CEO David Thodey is appointed.

  • Microsoft to cull local headcount

    The axe has finally fallen on Microsoft Australia employees, with the company confirming that local staff face layoffs, as part its global plan to shed 5000 jobs.

  • Online job ads slump 50%

    There are now half as many job advertisements as there was this time last year, according to new figures released by the Olivier Group.

  • Network skills in demand, pay well in down economy

    IT executives polled separately by IT staffing and consultancy firm Robert Half Technology and staffing firm Bluewolf revealed that the need for specific IT skills doesn't lessen because the economy is bad. Robert Half Technology surveyed 1,400 CIOs about their hiring plans for the second quarter (8 percent intend to add staff) and discovered the skills considered most in demand right now.

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