Latest employment publications

VA provides data centres $124.5M USD in 2021 tax breaks

One of the problems with offering tax incentives to data centres is that the tax benefits are substantial and often ongoing for years or even decades – while the number of permanent jobs that are added to communities as a result can be quite small.

Facebook set to create 1000 jobs by the end of 2020 in the UK 

Facebook plans to hire 1,000 more people in the UK by the end of 2020, with a large number working on technologies to remove harmful content. The social network said more than half of the recruits will work in technology-focused roles across software engineering, product design and data science, as well as developing the WhatsApp app, and Workplace, its business-skewed version of Facebook.

Research verifies Trump stance on H-1B for U.S. tech workers

Independent research has broadly confirmed that Donald Trump’s contentions over the harm that the United States’ H-1B has done to home-grown tech talent may be justified. The study Understanding the Economic Impact of the H-1B Program on the U.S., led by John Bound at the University of Michigan, estimates that domestically-sourced tech talent would have… Read More

Draft Trump order homes in on foreign tech worker visas

A draft executive order from the President of the United States is promising early action on Donald Trump’s campaign promises to overhaul the controversial state of the H1B (and other) visas granted yearly to technology companies – and which have been accused of facilitating stealthy outsourcing and the loss of jobs for U.S. residents. The… Read More

Why your legacy IT may be costing you the best millennial talent

Keith Tilley, EVP at Sungard Availability Services, advises us not to discount how strongly our best young workers may feel about access to the latest digital technologies and platforms… Millennials get a lot of bad press: they’re often condemned for frivolous spending habits and being glued to their smartphones. On the plus side, they are… Read More