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Mozilla zaps residue of Firefox OS as it shutters IoT group

Mozilla is shuttering a group tasked with creating an operating system for the Internet of Things and will lay off an unspecified number of workers.

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Don't let fear affect your job search

Most of us will have to conduct full-scale job searches at some point in our careers. It's an activity that takes most people straight out of their comfort zone and into the dark realm of fear that's swirling in their heads. Fear...

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Fitbit to lay off 6% of its work force, cut expenses after soft holiday sales

Fitbit announced cost reductions and layoffs of 6% of its global workforce after experiencing softer-than-expected holiday demand for fitness trackers.

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Facing layoff at Carnival, IT employee makes bold counteroffer

In early December, Carnival Corp. told about 200 IT employees that the company was transferring their work to Capgemini, a large IT outsourcing firm. The employees had a choice: Either agree to take a job with the contractor or leave...

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CEO's message a jolt to IT workers facing layoffs

The layoff affects more than 500 IT workers in the infrastructure team at Health Care Service Corp.

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Mirantis cut OpenStack staff

Hewlett Packard Enterprise and Mirantis have been two of the most important companies contributing code to the open source cloud platform OpenStack, and both companies have recently laid off employees working on the project.

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Despite IT layoffs, UCal academics will stay on HCL boards

The University of California says there is no conflict in the dean of engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, serving on the board of an IT services company hired to replace IT workers at the University of California at...

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IT workers brace for outsourcing, layoffs at health insurer

Major health insurer Health Care Service Corporation is planning to outsource part of its information technology operation in what employees fear could lead to a major layoff in the IT department.

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Why not taking a lucrative layoff package is brain-dead stupid

What should you do if you are offered a lucrative layoff package? Columnist Rob Enderle writes that the answer is a no brainer: Take the money and run.

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How analytics could end layoffs

By using analytics wisely, columnist Rob Enderle writes, layoffs could become obsolete.

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Cisco to shed 5,500 staff in refocus on IoT, security, and cloud

Cisco Systems plans to lay off about 7 percent of its global workforce in a restructuring that will see it further focus on hot IT areas such as the Internet of things, security, collaboration, next-generation data centers and the...

Is Cisco set to cut 14,000 jobs?

Industry reports have it that Cisco will soon – possibly as early as today -- cut as many as 14,000 jobs – or about 20% of its 73,000 member workforce. According to a report from tech site CRN the cuts emphasize the Cisco’s growing...

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Calling all coders: is AI coming for your job?

Exciting advances in artificial intelligence (AI) don't mean that it's time to quit your professional job — least of all your software development job.

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Microsoft will cut 2,850 more jobs by the end of the year

Satya Nadella isn't stopping the job cuts train at Microsoft any time soon. The company revealed Thursday that 2,850 people will lose their jobs by the middle of 2017, on top of the 1,850 cuts that Microsoft announced earlier this...

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CSC announces layoffs in advance of HPE merger

A Computer Sciences Corp. spokesman, however, says the 500 layoffs are due to "the normal course of business and are unrelated to the proposed merger."

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You carry their dead weight

Up to 20% of your consultants were probably rated 'below level' or 'significantly below level' in their most recent annual reviews. You need to identify their dead weight to keep it from dragging you down.

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Lack of VC funding forces startups to think lean

A steady drop in venture capitalist funding has forced startups to develop new strategies to evolve their workforce -- that includes layoffs, budget cuts and a new definition of growth.

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How to rebuild your career after a layoff

There is life after the layoff. Take these 6 steps to engineer your own comeback.

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