Rolling back degree requirements expands the pipeline for tech

Apr 27, 2022
Hiring based on skills rather than degrees is more labor intensive.
While many tech companies say they’re loosening up on degree requirements, a Harvard analysis found some big tech firms demanded degrees for more than 70% of jobs.
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Amazon continues hiring spree to meet demand from pandemic

Sep 14, 2020
The company has announced more than 100,000 new positions, including corporate tech jobs around the country.
A delivery worker for Amazon Prime wears a mask and gloves on her route in Los Angeles.
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Limits on work visas could send more jobs overseas

Jun 23, 2020
Trump's executive order restricting foreign workers could have unintended economic effects.
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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Decade in workplace culture defined by uneven recovery

Jan 1, 2020
The longest economic expansion brought confidence for some, insecurity for others.
Google employees stage a walkout on Nov. 1, 2018, in New York, over sexual harassment.
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Business schools raise alarm about H-1B visas

Oct 15, 2019
There are fewer international students, a letter to Congress and the Trump administration says, and that could have long-term economic implications.
The dean of the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University said there were 13% fewer international students in the U.S. last year. Above, the Duke University campus in Durham, North Carolina.
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Amazon's massive retraining investment includes nursing and aircraft mechanic degrees

Jul 11, 2019
The company will prepare 100,000 workers for advances in automation — and for new ventures it's exploring.
Men work at a distribution station in the 855,000-square-foot Amazon fulfillment center in Staten Island, New York, in February.
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Business is getting personal as values take over the workplace

Jun 3, 2019
From meat-free corporate culture to climate activism, personal beliefs are moving front and center in the professional world.
A WeWork co-working location in Tokyo.
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For one immigrant who returned to Mexico, a long road to opportunity

Mar 20, 2019
In 2010, shortly after Arizona had passed the controversial immigration law known as Senate Bill 1070, Jessica Gonzalez was riding a bus through downtown Phoenix when it passed a crowds of protesters and counter-protesters. Gonzalez remembers being the only person with brown skin on the bus. When the protesters spotted her through the window, she […]
Jessica Gonzalez, an immigrant who grew up in Arizona, returned to Mexico after the signing of sweeping immigration law known as SB 1070.
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Some tech employees don't want their work used by the military

Feb 27, 2019
But some military plans are banking on private partnerships.
Microsoft's HoloLens.
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