As Robots Grow Smarter, American Workers Struggle to Keep Up

A machine that administers sedatives recently began treating patients at a Seattle hospital. At a Silicon Valley hotel, a bellhop robot delivers items to people’s rooms. Last spring, a software algorithm wrote a breaking news article about an earthquake that The Los Angeles Times published.

Keystone XL oil pipeline up first in GOP Senate

Incoming Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said the first order of business in the next Congress will be to approve a controversial oil pipeline. "We'll be starting next year with a job-creating bill that enjoys significant bipartisan support," McConnell told reporters, "First item up in the new Senate will be the Keystone XL pipeline."

The 10 Best-Paying Jobs Of 2014

Earning an annual income of six figures or more is the American dream for many. But to land one of the best paying jobs of 2014, you must be prepared to pay some hefty costs. A common trait among the nation's 10 highest paying jobs is the requirement for an extensive and specialized education, according to our latest Jobs Rated report.

Tech Talent Pipeline links underserved New Yorkers to STEM jobs

The $10 million Pipeline is a government initiative designed to connect schools, city services, the business world and the city’s booming tech sector. ‘Tech is a really important industry,” said Jackie Mallon of the city’s Small Business Services Department. ‘It represents the opportunity for people to have a real, sustainable, living-wage salary.’

STEM Jobs-Fixing the Pipeline

STEM workers are highly coveted and communities across the nation are focusing more attention on attracting STEM talent and addressing the skills gap through investing in STEM programs in all levels of education. The stakes are considerable. The Center on Education and the Workforce at Georgetown University showed 15 states and the District of Columbia have STEM jobs that account for at least 5 percent of their total jobs.

In search of a bridge between STEM education and employment

"We're kind of at a crossroads right now in the United States," Brad Anderson, vice president of enterprise client and mobility at Microsoft, said. "We have college students who are graduating and struggling to find jobs, and at the same time, in the technology sectors, we're struggling to find qualified individuals. We have jobs that go unhired across the nation."

Industry filling shortage of highly skilled engineers

One of the main reasons for hiring challenges is all major oil and gas operators and service companies are competing for the same talent. In addition, companies have implemented strong retention packages for the majority of their engineering professionals.

‘Millennial Women in Tech’ panel talks STEM struggles, successes

At DC Web Women’s Millennial Women in Tech roundtable discussion, eight women offered advice and encouragement for those pursuing STEM careers.

Obama To Expand Temporary Tech Visa Program

President Obama announced today that he will present his long-awaited immigration plan Thursday night. Included in the proposal, Bloomberg reports, is an expansion of the temporary visa program that currently enables foreign graduates in science and engineering fields to work in the U.S. for up to 29 months.

6 STEM Jobs With the Most Women Workers

While major strides have been taken to diversify the STEM workforce, there are some occupations that have higher percentages of women than others. Here's a list* of six jobs – spanning the science, technology, engineering and math fields – that have the highest percentage of women.

For Wearable Tech, One Size Does Not Fit All

As in any new field of technology, there are problems with things that don't fit or work quite right. But one of the biggest criticisms in wearables is one that resonates throughout the tech industry: the teams behind these devices are not diverse enough. Critics say that some wearables — like smart watches with huge faces or bands that don't fit smaller wrists — are designed with men in mind.

Tip for Recruiting Women in Technology: Stop Scaring Them

The numbers might scare people off: Men hold almost 70 percent of all jobs and more than 80 percent of engineering positions at major technology companies. So it’s important to focus on the positive, says Surabhi Gupta, an Airbnb Inc. engineering manager.

Why are women opting out of STEM industries?

The global study of MBA graduates found that only 18% of women opted for a business role in a technology-intensive industry, compared to 24% of men. Furthermore, more than half of women (53%) who started out in a business role in a tech-intensive industry left to take a position in another industry, compared to just 31% of men. These women are taking their talents elsewhere and we need to start asking why.

U.S., China reach historic deal to end tech tariffs

The United States and China reached a historic agreement late Monday that would eliminate tariffs on the global trade of $1 trillion in high-tech products in a development that could support up to 60,000 new U.S. jobs.

Top 20 degrees with the highest starting salaries

Of the top 20 highest starting salaries for 2014-15 college graduates, engineering degrees from five disciplines are among them, according to findings released from the study Recruiting Trends, an annual survey of nearly 5,700 companies by MSU economist and CERI Director Phil Gardner. The five are electrical engineering, computer engineering, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering and civil engineering.


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