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A new Dice Report out Tuesday suggests troubling times ahead for IT professionals. A survey of more than 1,000 IT hiring managers at corporations and recruiting firms reveals a toxic mix: fewer jobs in the next six months, the possibility of layoffs, a flattening of...

It will not because there has not been a large quantities of technology hiring as there were during the Internet bubble buildup in the late 1990s, according to what Tom Silver, the CMO of the technology jobs' website Dice told CIO.com. Given that U.S. government data...

Information technology workers everywhere are wondering how current economic conditions will affect their jobs, and this week's news out of American Family Insurance can't be doing much for their sense of optimism. The company is cutting the jobs of 160 contracted IT workers, but points...

American Family Insurance is cutting 160 contractual workers in information technology services in Madison due to slower business conditions. Company spokesman Steve Witmer said the cutback scheduled for mid-December will not affect customer service or the company's core business functions but will slow down less-critical projects. Read...

Kristin Kirkconnell, a former senior VP for the Atlanta-based AGL Resources, has been selected as the new senior vice president of information services at American Family Insurance, the nation's third largest property-casualty insurance company. The Madison-based American Family, which has restructured its information services...

Virent Energy Systems has announced its new chief executive to succeed Eric Apfelbach, and it's someone with ample knowledge of energy markets. The new man is long-time petroleum industry executive Lee Edwards, a former chief information officer who also has experience with alternative energy at...