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Texas' high tech sector buzzes along amid industry downturn

May 22, 2024
High tech represents nearly 5% of state GDP and more than 9% of employment. What makes the state's sector so resilient?
Charging stations at Tesla's corporate headquarters in Austin. High tech jobs have flourished around Austin, thanks to investments from companies like Tesla.
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What do all the layoffs mean in a supposedly "good" economy?

Jan 26, 2024
In the last few days, Microsoft, eBay and Salesforce have joined the list of companies that have made layoff announcements this month.
eBay announced plans to lay off an estimated 9% of their workforce.
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Judge blocks Trump administration's temporary visa restrictions

Oct 2, 2020
U.S. District Judge Jeffrey S. White said the president had likely exceeded his authority.
A medical scientist runs a test at a University of Washington lab. The H-1B visa freeze affects jobs in science-related as well as other fields.
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You don't need to be a college grad to work in tech

IBM has a special program to hire people without four-year degrees.
A computer technician connects a computer into a network server in an office building in Washington, D.C.
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High-tech worker retention was difficult before Kansas shootings

Mar 9, 2017
Businesses and employees are stressed about the hate crime and Trump's travel ban.
Mira Mdivani, a business immigration attorney in  Overland Park, Kansas, says she's been flooded with calls since President Donald Trump was elected.
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Mayor Eric Garcetti wants to bring more tech jobs to Los Angeles

Jan 26, 2017
HE believes L.A. is a prime location for tech companies to grow.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti speaks during the 5th Annual LA84 Foundation Summit on Oct. 27, 2016, in Los Angeles.
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The hardest jobs to fill

Feb 12, 2016
Why it's hard to find a good IT specialist or engineer.