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South Texas Workforce Solutions hosting annual hiring event for veterans

With Veterans Day coming up Nov. 11, Workforce Solutions for South Texas is preparing an event to assist veterans with the “Hiring Red, White & You” job fair scheduled for Nov. 5.

The event will help veterans find jobs and transition from service live into the civilian workforce. Spouses of veterans are also encouraged to participate.

“Our veterans give their all to serve our country, and we are all indebted to them for their service,” Workforce Solutions for South Texas Executive Director Rogelio G. Treviño said. “We at Workforce Solutions for South Texas are honored to be able to provide this ‘Red, White & You’ hiring event as a token or our appreciation and to help our veterans and their families obtain meaningful, good paying career jobs.”

Workforce Solutions said the ninth annual edition of the event is needed now more than ever due to the pandemic.

The event is

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What Impact Is Technology Having On Today’s Workforce?

What is the impact of technology on labor and today’s workforce? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world. 

Answer by Maëlle Gavet, Technology Executive, Entrepreneur, and Author, in her Session: 

Tech companies have generally fixated on increasing productivity and profits by automating work, and thus eliminating jobs. The gig economy is merely positive branding for the same impulse – to reduce the complexity and costs of managing real, live human employees. Fundamentally, in most cases (there are exceptions), it’s a way for companies to keep a lion’s share of the profits.

While the digital revolution has undeniably created new jobs, the jury is still out there when it

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Childcare Management Software Market | Increase in Women Workforce to Boost the Market Growth

The global childcare management software market size is poised to grow by USD 62.21 million during 2020-2024, progressing at a CAGR of about 6% throughout the forecast period, according to the latest report by Technavio. The report offers an up-to-date analysis regarding the current market scenario, latest trends and drivers, and the overall market environment. The report also provides the market impact and new opportunities created due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Download a Free Sample of REPORT with COVID-19 Crisis and Recovery Analysis.

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Technavio has announced its latest market research report titled Global Childcare Management Software Market 2020-2024 (Graphic: Business Wire)

There are a number of initiatives taken up by developed and developing countries to promote women’s engagement in the mainstream workforce. With a growing number of women shifting from the unorganized to the organized sector, there is an

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Trump administration announces new rules that restrict H-1B visa in a blow to Indian tech workforce

Trump administration on Tuesday announced the interim final rule that restricts H-1B visas to protect American workers.

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Trump administration announces new rules that restrict H-1B visa in a blow to Indian tech workforce

The new rules include tightening the currently regulations proposed by Department of Homeland Security and new wage rules for the skilled immigration visa, proposed by the Department of labor. While the former will come into to effect 60 days after publishing in the Federal Register, the latter will come into effect on Thursday right after publishing.

These regulations are also expected to impact a third of H-1B petitions. Immigration experts pointed out that these changes are expected to be challenged in the court.

The new rule will do three things.

1. It will narrow the definition of specialty occupation.

2. Additional documentation required by companies to prove that they need the H-1B workers to

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What the workforce will look like in 2025 as it morphs due to pandemic

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The coronavirus pandemic has radically altered the way we work, and companies of all sizes are experimenting with new ways to manage their far-flung virtual organizations. According to experts, remote work is here to stay and even when the health crisis ends, a good portion of the workforce will remain working from home. The challenge is how to keep employees connected, drive innovation and collaboration, and keep a steady talent pipeline when people are geographically dispersed.

Companies are prototyping new HR models to keep up with this rapid pace of change. Some are embracing artificial intelligence and automation to keep operations on an even keel, gather data-driven insights about their employees, improve the talent search and manage global risk.

It’s a daunting task and it’s happening at a time when business leaders are already wrestling with economic shutdowns, health-care concerns, an upcoming

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DTEX Systems Insider Threat Report Reveals Marked Increase in Employee Risk-factor Behaviors During 2020 Workforce Disruptions

Key findings Show 56% of Companies Discovered Employees Intentionally Masking Online Activities; Data Theft Behaviors Increased by 230% Over 2019

DTEX Systems, the Workforce Cyber Intelligence CompanyTM, today released report findings that show this year’s shift to a near 100% WFH workforce by the Global 5000 has significantly changed the behaviors of trusted insiders. Key findings include a 450% increase in employees circumventing security controls to intentionally mask online activities and 230% increase in behaviors that indicate intent to steal data.

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DTEX Report – How 2020 Changed Employee Behaviors and Put Organizations on High Alert (Graphic: Business Wire)

The data was collected last month by the DTEX Counter-Insider Threat Research Team during interviews with hundreds of customers and Global 5000 organizations representing a diverse sample set of businesses that varied by size, industry, and geography.

“Our findings

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IHRIM Announces The Launch Of Its Revamped Workforce Solutions Review Online Magazine

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — IHRIM, the International Association for Human Resource Information Management, announced today the launch of an exciting new online format for its Workforce Solutions Review (WSR) magazine, an industry-leading publication featuring in-depth content for the HR Technology community.

With the goals of enabling easier access to a robust library of archived stories, engaging readers in collaborative discussions, and supplementing peer-reviewed articles with current trend “soundbites,” going forward each of the quarterly editions will be fully online with enhanced search capabilities (by individual author and topic). Additionally, featured articles highlight the most relevant content irrespective of publication date.

“The Workforce Solutions Review is essential reading for the modern-day HR technology practitioner, vendor, academic, or consultant,” said Mick Collins, IHRIM Chair. “IHRIM’s development of WSR illustrates our commitment to education and advocacy for the HR technology field and we’re excited to expand our

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EY survey: Impact of COVID-19 increases urgency of digital technology investments for oil and gas; skill gaps within the workforce hinder ROI

HOUSTON, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Ninety percent of oil and gas executives agree that investment in technology and workforce are essential to surviving current market conditions, according to a new EY survey: Oil and Gas Digital Transformation and the Workforce Survey 2020. In fact, 58% said the COVID-19 pandemic has made investing in digital technology more urgent, with a majority planning to invest a great deal (29%) or moderate amount (51%) relative to their total budget.

“The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the timeline for some digital technology adoption from five years to three months,” said Andy Brogan, EY Global Oil & Gas Leader. “The cost savings digital can deliver is critical for survival in today’s low-price environment, as oil and gas companies look to gain greater operational efficiencies and drive productivity across the value chain. However, to capture the full value of these investments, oil and

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Partnership aims to fill gap in Nebraska tech workforce

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Partnership aims to fill gap in Nebraska tech workforce

LINCOLN, Neb. (KOLN) – Nebraska has a need for software engineers as the workforce continues to adapt and change.

A new partnership between Don’t Panic Labs and Doane University is aiming to bridge that gap with a collaborative program. It takes non-tech employees from Nebraska companies and trains them to become software engineers in an accelerated program.

Estimates show as many as 3,000 unfilled software engineer positions in the State.


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“The fact that our colleges and universities only produce about 500 graduates a year, you can see the gap there,” said Doug Durham the CEO of Don’t Panic Labs.

The program is separated into four steps: learning fundamentals at Doane, getting hands-on experience with Don’t Panic employees, a capstone project with local non-profits, and an apprenticeship at the company they will join

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The benefits of freelance management technology for workforce changes

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Even as the nature of work changes with an expanding global economy and increasing impacts from technology, the past six months have presented unexpected and dramatic challenges. Because of COVID-19, companies find themselves at various stages of ramping up or down — so they need an agile, scalable talent strategy to meet these demands.

Some companies, like providers of delivery and educational services are in greater demand, while businesses like restaurants, bars and museums have needed to adjust their business models. The unpredictable nature of the current situation and potential for even greater disruption provides the perfect opportunity for companies to prepare their responses to these situations. Having technology that supports an agile model gives those companies ways to quickly adapt their workforces.

Companies that used large numbers of traditional W-2 workers, but laid off those folks, are apprehensive about making long-term commitments because of the liability and

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