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Despite the economic slowdown, high-tech jobs are still in big demand, but the number of women pursuing careers in IT is declining. To increase awareness among girls and women in IT careers, Madison Area Technical College will host a career expo specifically designed for them. ...

Ed Delaporte, the former director of information technology for Electrolux Home Care Products North America, has been appointed vice president of information technology for the Gehl Company, a West Bend manufacturer of construction and farm equipment....

In today's constantly changing workplace, one thing remains constant: a younger generation of workers have vastly different expectations and needs. To meet their workplace expectations, and hang onto their skills and talent in the process, IT and other managers will have to think outside the...

Petty jealousies, in-fighting, and rivalries might make for good entertainment, but they seldom contribute to the achievement of business objectives, warns Manpower's Melanie Holmes. In this edition of Contemporary Working, she outlines the pitfalls of making things personal in the office, plus more on tattoos...

Nothing stokes the fire quite like a labor dispute, but WTN columnist James Carlini did not have to labor much to generate a response to his recent column on the controversial H-1B program. In this follow up edition of Carlini's Comments, he shares some of...

An H-1B visa is given to temporarily fill a job, but what happens when that job is done? In this edition of Carlini's Comments, columnist James Carlini laments the impact of the H-1B program and wonders what the remaining presidential contenders would do to stop...

Tech-enabled telecommuting is a real option for working men and women, but columnist Melanie Holmes still wonders: Would she have the discipline to work from home? In this edition of Contemporary Working, Holmes opines on the lack of social interaction in telecommuting, the value of...

The workplace lessons of the hit show "Celebrity Apprentice" continue for columnist Melanie Holmes of the Milwaukee-based Manpower, Inc. In this edition of Contemporary Working, she boils down the technological jungle that is the modern workplace to a case of survival of the fittest and...

The joke about football is that it features the two most disliked aspects of modern life - violence and committee meetings. In this edition of Contemporary Working, Melanie Holmes, who taped the Super Bowl so she could fast-forward to the commercials, knows that just like...

Whether it's tech, biotech, or "any old job," candidates who do their homework in the job search are more likely to impress their prospective employers. Since knowledge of the business is a growing expectation of chief information officers and other technology managers, this advise is...