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Date: 03.07.2017
Sukhinder Singh Cassidy, founder and chairman of e-commerce startup Joyus, has the toughest job in Silicon Valley. It isn’t her day job of marketing fashion, beauty and lifestyle products in a crowded online retail marketplace. Her real challenge is a campaign to convince the predominantly male leadership at tech startups and companies that...
Date: 03.17.2016
  Consumers are rapidly embracing wearable technology, with more than 27 million of these computing devices shipped in the fourth quarter of 2015 alone. The next area of growth, analysts predict, will be the rise of wearables in the workplace. Across an array of industries, wearable devices offer game-changing applications from enhancing...
Date: 03.11.2016
Fostering greater diversity across the technology workforce remains a challenge, as mentioned in a previous USTelecom blog discussing the lack of women in STEM positions. For women, this issue is particularly poignant, as SmartAsset analysis underscores. Based on Census Bureau data of 58 of the largest U.S. cities, SmartAsset concluded that women...
Posted In: education, employment
Date: 12.16.2015
Education programs and technology tools are increasingly focused on building the Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM) skills of America’s youth, but fostering pathways to jobs and increasing diversity in the tech sector is also aided by mentorship programs. The nation’s leading telecommunications providers are playing an...
Date: 09.28.2015
Immigration reform is the top policy priority among U.S.-based investors, with 60 percent agreeing this should be a Congressional focus, according to a recent Deloitte survey. A Gallup poll also shows that 65 percent of U.S. citizens favor developing a clear path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. As immigration reform advocacy initiatives...
Date: 08.19.2015
Science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) jobs rank as six of the top 11 positions for women in 2015, according to analysis by job search site CareerCast. This research, which draws on Bureau of Labor Statistics data, indicates marked growth over the past decade in specific STEM occupations such as statistician and biomedical engineer. Yet...
Posted In: Big Data, employment
Date: 07.31.2015
While still in its relative infancy, big data analytics is already redefining how systems and people are evaluated. From health care and public safety to human resource recruitment and employee productivity, new tools are providing key insights informing and shaping modern decision-making and business practices.  Recently, a New York Times...
Date: 07.28.2015
Computer and mathematics jobs are among the fastest-growing fields, with an 18 percent expansion expected from 2012 to 2022, according to occupational employment projections provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The data, derived from previous BLS surveys, also shows that positions in this field on average paid two to three times more...
Date: 07.15.2015
Greater worker satisfaction has wide-ranging benefits, from enhanced productivity to higher rates of retention and increased profits as detailed in previous research. Now, new technology tools are helping track employee sentiment in real time, utilizing apps, a variety of mobile and online survey tools, and even emoji’s to keep tabs on how...
Date: 06.26.2015
As Internet-based technologies and electronic devices have gained widespread adoption and penetrated businesses across the U.S., the way Americans work is fundamentally changing. Today, collaboration is not only manifested through in-person meetings; it also takes place virtually. A recent Wired magazine article notes that services such as HipChat...

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