Newspaper IT employees ‘angry as hell’ over foreign workers

For McClatchy Company IT employees who will lose their jobs once their work is moved to India, there are fury and questions.

As many as 150 IT employees at the chain, which runs some 30 newspapers, will be losing their jobs. (See: “Newspaper chain sending IT jobs overseas.”)

A government form, called the Labor Condition Application (LCA), is being posted on bulletin boards at the offices of various newspapers in the chain. This form alerts workers that at least one H-1B worker is being used.

Photographs of some of these notices, posted at the Miami Herald, one of the newspapers owned by McClatchy, were sent to Computerworld.

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How to break into Android development

With hundreds of millions of Android devices in use today, there’s little wonder why the Android development job market continues to show strong demand.

Job search website Monster.com, for example, consistently shows more than 1,000 Android developer job postings, with California continuing to be a top destination. Android developers are also in high demand in New York City and Boston, among other cities. And job search website Indeed.com reports $163,000 as the average salary for Android developers. It’s clear that motivated developers will find plenty of opportunities to work on Android apps at startups, agencies, and other organizations.

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Got cloud skills? Now you can get certified by the OpenStack Foundation

Data science may have dominated recent discussions about IT skills in chronically short supply, but it’s not the only area facing a shortage. Cloud computing is another big one, and on Monday the OpenStack Foundation launched a new program it hopes will help.

The group’s new Certified OpenStack Administrator (COA) exam is designed to give cloud professionals a way to prove their worth while also helping employers identify qualified candidates. Originally announced in October at OpenStack Summit Tokyo, the performance-based exam can now be delivered virtually anywhere in the world through the OpenStack Foundation’s training marketplace. It is the foundation’s first professional certification offering.

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10 tech conferences worth attending in 2015

10 tech conferences worth attending
10 tech conferences worth attending

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Looking to get the biggest bang for your travel budget buck in the remaining months of 2015? We’ve has compiled a list of 10 must-attend conferences that can help your organization address technology and business challenges, offer insight into security, software development and gamification and celebrate the contributions of women in technology. Check it out, and then get on to the phone to your travel department.

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LinkedIn buys training site Lynda.com, enters professional development market

LinkedIn is acquiring online learning company lynda.com for $1.5 billion in cash and stock, the social networking site announced Thursday.

Lynda.com offers professional development courses on design, creative and business topics. Some of the courses, for example, teach how to write HTML, negotiate better, or use design software like Photoshop. The site was launched by Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin in 1995 as a way to teach Web publishing and design.

Integrating lynda.com with LinkedIn would allow job seekers to know what skills are required for a position they’re interested in and immediately be prompted to take a course in that subject, Ryan Roslansky, LinkedIn’s head of content, said in a blog post. Further details on whether lynda.com would be combined with LinkedIn, or if the training site would continue to operate independently weren’t provided.

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