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Workforce technology gap needs to be addressed now

State leaders, from the education community to the Legislature and governor, recognize that our workforce faces a significant skill and preparedness gap when it comes to proficiency in the fields of information technology. While there are multiple public and private organizations working to address these needs, I think most would agree that solutions aren’t being implemented quickly enough or in ... Read More »

Japan Display to Cut 30 Percent of Its Workforce

Japan Display said Wednesday it would slash 3,700 jobs, or about 30 percent of its workforce, as the struggling smartphone screen maker’s chief executive warned it was the “last chance” for a turnaround. Citing intense competition, the Tokyo-based company said it would cut 3,500 positions at overseas assembly plants and another 240 jobs from its payroll in Japan. The job ... Read More »

Technology Could Make or Break the Food Workforce of the Future

The way we engage with food is changing fast. Apps like UberEats, Instacart, and DoorDash enable consumers to order grocery items or take-out meals delivered directly to their doorsteps. Meal kit delivery services like Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, and Home Chef send subscribers a box of prep-ready ingredients each week, along with the recipes to prepare them. And automated purchasing processes enable eaters to order fast food by ... Read More »

Facebook’s Hiring Process Hinders Push to Diversify Workforce

Facebook has put itself at the forefront of efforts to recruit a more diverse workforce, including a targeted internal recruiting strategy in 2015 designed to bring in female, black and Latino software engineers. Yet within Facebook’s engineering department, the push has been hampered by a multi-layered hiring process that gives a small committee of high-ranking engineers veto power over promising ... Read More »