Judge throws out Trump administration rules limiting skilled-worker visas

“This is incredibly important decision to preserve the H-1B program,” said attorney Paul Hughes, who represented the plaintiffs. “This ruling enables those individuals to maintain their jobs and their families in the United States.” The Chamber of Commerce said in a statement that the ruling “has many companies across various industries breathing a huge sigh […]

Judge throws out Trump rules limiting skilled-worker visas

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White in California said the government didn’t follow transparency procedures and its contention that the changes were an emergency response to pandemic job losses didn’t hold water because the Trump administration has floated the idea for some time but only published the rules in October.

‘Only 1.7% of engineers in India fit into new-age jobs’

While it is three times ahead of China in coding, India is way behind the United States. Around 18.8% of the engineers applying for IT jobs in the United States can write correct code, while only 4.7% can do so in India.

Federal judge strikes down Trump administration rules restricting visas for skilled workers

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, along with several universities, sued the administration, arguing that there was inadequate time for the public to comment on the new rules and that the salary changes, which would essentially require companies to significantly raise what they pay foreign workers, would force the firing of many employees.

Digital platforms helped us create awareness and impart skills training during pandemic: Niraj K Pawan

Covid-19 pandemic has affected skill training programmes as training centres were closed to meet the government’s guidelines but Rajasthan Skill Livelihood and Development Corporation has used virtual platforms to create awareness and provide skills training across the states, says Niraj K Pawan, Chairman, Rajasthan Skill Livelihood and Development Corporation in an interview with ETGovernment’s Manish […]

QLD Budget weak on tech but promises to ‘foster innovation’

“The suite of programs included in the Budget to support and drive this innovation and growth in manufacturing include the establishment of an Immersive Technology Hub, delivering programs to connect research and technology companies, an agreement with Vaxxas to manufacture needle-free vaccine technology, continuation of support to Rheinmetall Defence Australia’s AU$170 million facility at Redbank, […]

Judge Blocks Donald Trump’s H-1B Reforms

He would have won in a landslide. He didn’t. If I was writing a Donald Trump [TV] ad, I’d sit there and say, “You know,  when the [Tennesee Valley Authority]  was replacing American workers, Donald Trump stepped in to stop it, and the only reason the TVA was trying to replace Americans with foreign workers […]

10 HOT courses for working professionals

The Lean Six Sigma Green Belt course teaches the core principles and tools of Lean Six Sigma as well as application of DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) methodology and generate solutions to empower your organization for continuous improvements.

Massive in scale and innovative in approach

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE) has come up with a raft of skilling programmes. Seeking to skill over one crore youngsters in the next four years, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana is clearly its flagship programme. Under this programme, training modules in each sector have been designed in consultation with sector and […]

The best Android games currently available (December 2020)

Among Us If you’ve ever played Town of Salem or Werewolf, you’re going to love Among Us. The game’s popularity has really taken off — as the memes you’ll find online demonstrate. Set on a spaceship, this multiplayer strategy game can be played with four to 10 players over local Wi-Fi or online. It’s fun with friends, […]