Tech jobs soar as overall US job market dips

Mabel R. Acton

US employers added an estimated 391,000 IT jobs last month, following both gains and losses in the sector in recent months, IT trade group CompTIA Inc. reported Friday.

The unemployment rate for technology jobs held roughly steady at 3%—the same level as a year ago—compared with a 6.7% overall unemployment rate.

Companies in all sectors cut 140,000 jobs in December, ending seven months of job growth in the wake of a sharp contraction in March and April, the Labor Department reported Friday.

Within the technology sector, employers last month added 22,200 jobs, after cutting 8,600 in November, including technology workers,

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Pandemic creates chances for information technology – Opinion

Mabel R. Acton
A resident scans a QR code of a mini-program to report health information in Beijing, March 10, 2020. [Photo/Xinhua]

The prevention and control of the COVID-19 in China is not only a battle in health and sanitation, but also a great challenge to science and technology.
Just as President Xi Jinping said, “Whether large-scale nucleic acid testing, data tracking and health code identification, or multilevel and differentiated epidemic prevention and control, and the orderly resumption of work and production, they are all our efforts to honor and promote the spirit of science and provide strong scientific and technological support for

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Program trains low-income residents for mid-level IT roles

Mabel R. Acton

In line with the Franklin County commissioners’ aim to reduce poverty in the county, the new Amazon Web Services training program is showing success in moving low-income residents into more sustainable careers in information technology.

The training pipeline, which was started by the National Center for Urban Solutions (NCUS) – an organization focused on providing avenues for self-sufficiency for people affected by poverty – was established in October 2020. As planned, the program has helped low-income residents get opportunities in the higher-wage IT field.  

Commissioner Kevin Boyce said this program, like Roads2Work, Building Futures and other pre-apprenticeship initiatives under

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Avid Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVID), Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ:CRNT) – 12 Information Technology Stocks Moving In Wednesday’s After-Market Session

Mabel R. Acton

Gainers

Sonim Technologies (NASDAQ:SONM) stock moved upwards by 11.47% to $0.94 during Wednesday’s after-market session. This security traded at a volume of 1.3 million shares come close, making up 111.84% of its average volume over the last 100 days. The company’s market cap stands at $61.9 million.

Intellicheck (NASDAQ:IDN) stock increased by 6.03% to $12.82. Trading volume for this security closed at 2.7K, accounting for 1.38% of its average full-day volume over the last 100 days. The market value of their outstanding shares is at $236.0 million.

Plexus (NASDAQ:PLXS) shares increased by 4.04% to $87.68. Today’s trading volume for this

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