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.

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.

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