Is Technology Killing Jobs or Creating Them? 

The so-called Fourth revolution – the use of robotics, nanotechnology, the Internet of Things, biotechnology, artificial intelligence and 3-D printing – is already changing the labor force and all sectors of life. In an economy centered around people, this change will create bigger social inequality gaps and shape the way we live and work. How is new technology going to change the labor force?

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Challenges in the Tech Industry

Both major employment search engines – Indeed and Glassdoor  – list technology jobs among the most lucrative jobs. In 2017, 7 out of the top 10 best jobs were from the tech industry, software engineering and development in particular. This is based on salary comparisons, growth prospects from 2013 to 2016, and job postings. Additionally, computer and IT jobs are expected to grow 12 % from 2014 – 2024 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And by 2020 there are predicted to be 1.4 million new unfilled software development positions. However, there might not be enough experts to fill these positions. Why is this so? What other problems is the tech industry facing?

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Ransomware Attacks

In mid-May 2017, the biggest ransomware attack in history targeted many hospitals, FedEx, and various other businesses around the world. Most of the infected computers were running on outdated Microsoft Windows operating systems. The so-called WannaCry worm demanded ransom after encrypting the files on the affected computers. The price for the encryption was a few hundred dollars. How did this incident affect companies?

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President’s New Infrastructure Plan: Creating New 11 Million Jobs

President Donald Trump is proposing to spend up to $1 trillion in the next 10 years on infrastructure projects. It would be used to upgrade and support investments in various areas such as roads, bridges, airports, pipelines, telecommunications, or energy projects. According to some estimates, this could create more than 11 million jobs in the US. Which industries and jobs could benefit from this the most?

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Essential Sport/STEM Jobs

Have you ever wanted a career in sports? You don’t have to be a professional athlete to make this dream come true.

Behind every individual athlete or team victory, there are STEM professionals at work. Sports and technology are overwhelmingly intertwined in today’s world. From designing Paralympic equipment to biochemical engineers working on faster recovery of athletes’ damaged tissues, they all have one unifying denominator: sports.

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The Future of Cybersecurity Jobs

The demand for cybersecurity experts is skyrocketing. With daily cyberattacks and costly data breaches increasing each year, it has never been a better time to explore the career options in this field. The demand for cybersecurity jobs is expected to grow by 53% over the next two years, leaving over 200,000 currently unfilled positions in the U.S alone, according to the Peninsula Press analysis. By 2019, the global cybersecurity field is predicted to be comprised of up to 6 million cybersecurity experts. However, there is a huge gap between cybersecurity experts needed and jobs filled.

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These Are 2017’s Best Places To Work According To Employees

It’s a new year and that means there are plenty of new opportunities on the horizon! If you’re in the market for a new career move, use Glassdoor’s list of 2017’s best places to work as your inspiration.

2017's Best Places To Work For According To Employees

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