CHICAGO(Reuters) – President Donald Trump promised a new dawn for the struggling U.S. steel industry in 2016, and the lure of new jobs in Midwestern states including Michigan helped him eke out a surprise election win.
Four years later, Great Lakes Works – once among the state’s largest steel plants – has shut down steelmaking operations and put 1,250 workers out of a job. A year before the June layoffs, plant owner United States Steel Corp called off a plan to invest $600 million in upgrades amid deteriorating market conditions.
Trump’s strategy centered on shielding U.S. steel mills from foreign competition with a 25% tariff imposed in March 2018. He also promised to boost steel demand through major investments in roads, bridges and other infrastructure.
But higher steel prices resulting from the tariffs dented demand from the Michigan-based U.S. auto industry and other steel consumers. And the Trump administration has
“I’m out here in a new world where there’s a lot of technology I don’t have access to,” Marianetta Smith said. “It’s a struggle in every area.”
ROCK HILL, S.C. — A 62-year-old Rock Hill woman said she was denied benefits, after losing much of her income because of the shutdown. To make matters worse, she said she struggled to compete in the virtual job market without the proper skills or resources.
Marianetta Smith said she wants to work and is actively looking for jobs, but she said it’s been tough without a computer in this virtual world.
“I’m out here in a new world where there’s a lot of technology I don’t have access to,” Smith said. “It’s a struggle in every area.”
Smith said she’s among those left behind in the pandemic. In fact, even the Zoom interview with WCNC Charlotte almost didn’t happen.
The IT sector has the most job opportunities for remote workers following the coronavirus lockdown, new research from job search engine Adzuna has found.
A third of all UK remote job openings are in IT, with 15,400 remote jobs on offer — representing just under a quarter (24%) of IT vacancies and one-third (33%) of overall remote opportunities.
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, interest in remote roles has skyrocketed as people worked from home during lockdown and UK prime minister Boris Johnson announced that employees who can “work effectively from home should do so over the winter.” Searches for “remote” opportunities have risen over 680% compared with January 2020.
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However, the number of remote roles on offer has increased just 147%
Half of young women who go into tech jobs leave by age 35, according to a report out Tuesday from IT consulting firm Accenture and tech education organization Girls Who Code.
The primary reason? Noninclusive company culture. Thirty-seven percent of respondents who said they’d left the industry listed this as their reason for leaving.
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The study, called Resetting Tech Culture, gathered information from 1,990 tech workers and 500 senior human resources leaders in companies employing people in technology jobs. It also gathered info from 2,700 college students.
This type of attrition, the report says, is a blow to an industry that’s already struggling with a lack of diversity, with the proportion of women actually declining in the
Frank Villani is a 53-year-old information security specialist based in New Jersey who’s worked in information technology for 24 years and IT security for 12 years.
He’s a ‘white hat’ hacker, someone who works on the inside of an organisation to protect its internet systems from ‘black hat’ hackers who want to violate computer security for personal gain.
For personal security measures, Villani says you should change your passwords every 45 days, be careful using public ATMs, pay in cash or credit cards at gas stations, and avoid using public WiFi unless it asks for credentials or consent.
This is his story, as told to freelance writer Jenny Powers.
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My name is Frank Villani. In a nutshell, my job is to test what those of us in the industry refer to as IOT â€” ‘the internet of things’ that encapsulates anything connected to
Speaking via live stream at NewImages Festival on Thursday, Tony Parisi, global head of AR/VR ad innovation at Unity Technologies, and one of virtual reality pioneers, made his point clear: real-time technologies that entertain us today will be used to help us work and communicate in the future.
During his keynote speech “The Real-Time Revolution Is Here,” Parisi noted that while VR is reinventing storytelling, it’s also being used to help people learn, train, build and be productive, and with AR, digital content can be seamlessly integrated into the real world. “These two technologies taken together, they are the future. It sounds like a far-flung future, but the fact is that it’s all happening today,” he said.
The world is changing, he said, moving from content that’s still, static and asynchronous into real-time, dynamic, high-production value 3D graphics. “There are very few people using digital devices today who did not
The range of remote jobs is broadening thanks to the massive shift in working from home during the pandemic.
Major global tech companies including Dell Technologies, SAP, Salesforce, and Twitter are increasingly hiring remote employees.
To find these remote roles, experts recommend doing a quick keyword search — remote, virtual, work from home, etc. — to learn more about companies that value remote-work culture.
Be upfront on your resume and in your video interview that you are actively seeking remote roles.
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Not long ago, getting a job at a big tech company meant you had to live in one of the tech hubs such as Silicon Valley, Seattle, New York, or Boston. Even if you planned to work from home most or all of the time, you would likely need to be located near to the company’s offices, or at least in the