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Scandals Don’t Affect Tech Workers’ Desire to Work in the Industry

The tech industry has had its share of scandals lately. There was Google’s handling of sexual misconduct charges against executives, the resignation of Intel CEO Brian Krzanich after he had a relationship with an employee that violated company policy, and Facebook’s data privacy violations, to name just a few. Incidents like these have certainly drawn negative publicity for the companies involved, but is it hurting the way tech workers feel about their own industry?

Publish date: 05/02/2019

Untold History of AI: How Amazon’s Mechanical Turkers Got Squeezed Inside the Machine

In this six-part series, we explore that human history of AI—how innovators, thinkers, workers, and sometimes hucksters have created algorithms that can replicate human thought and behavior (or at least appear to).

Publish date: 05/02/2019

Q&A With Chair of New Ad Hoc Committee on Diversity, Inclusion, and Ethics

The IEEE Board of Directors in February approved an ad hoc committee on diversity, inclusion, and professional ethics. The Institute interviewed IEEE Fellow Andrea Goldsmith, chair of the committee, about what the group will be working on, what led to its formation, and what diversity and inclusion mean in a global organization.

Publish date: 05/02/2019

Early Warning System Predicts Risk of Online Students Dropping Out

It’s easy enough for students to sign up for online university courses, but getting them to finish is much harder.

Publish date: 05/01/2019

Silicon Valley’s Highest-Paying Tech Jobs

Job-search site Indeed crunched its Silicon Valley hiring numbers for 2018, looking at tech job searches, salaries, and employers, and found that engineers who combine tech skills with business skills as directors of product management earn the most, with an average salary of US $186,766.

Publish date: 04/30/2019

Who’s Firing? (Oracle, Space X), Who’s Hiring? (Sony, Glassdoor), and Who’s Paying in Bitcoin?

Were more engineering jobs created or lost in the first months of 2019? The biggest news came in March, when Oracle started clearcutting engineers around the world.

Publish date: 04/30/2019

IEEE WIE Conference to Focus on Ways to Boost the Number of Women in Senior Positions

Although female engineers have made great strides in the past few decades, the number of them in high-level positions is still low compared with male engineers.

Publish date: 04/25/2019

Find Your Next Tech Job in One of These Boom Towns

Tech’s share of the Silicon Valley job market continues to grow, in spite of the loud and constant complaints about dramatically escalating housing costs. That’s the conclusion of a study by job site Indeed.

Publish date: 04/25/2019

Tips for EE Students on Getting Skills They Need for the Workplace

As a new college graduate, you might think all you need to get a job is a killer résumé that shows you can master the position’s technical aspects. But you also need to become adept at communicating with people, according to Harry T. Roman, the author of a new IEEE-USA e-book, Transitioning From Student to Engineer.

Publish date: 04/25/2019

Cybersecurity Job Openings Boom, Pool of U.S. Job-Seekers Shrinks

Recruitment site Indeed has good news for cybersecurity professionals: Demand is booming around the world.

Publish date: 04/25/2019