The tech giant was a no-name startup when it launched its MSDOS operating system in the 1980s. But the open environment it created with developers fueled its explosive growth. By John Hagel and John Seely Brown,Apr 13, 2012 12:04 PM ET
Maybe. But despite a plethora of government-funded training programs and lots of job openings in IT, getting hired isn't easy.
By Anne Fisher, contributor
FORTUNE -- Dear Annie: Since being pink-slipped from my job as a construction manager almost three years ago, I've been making ends meet with a string of low-skilled jobs that don't really use my abilities and aren't leading anywhere. I keep hearing that there are a lot of MOREJan 26, 2012 10:02 AM ET
No one's calling it a boom, but big business is back to mining for talent among recent graduates. By Josh DawseyJul 5, 2011 5:00 AM ET
If you haven't already had an important meeting, like a job interview, on Skype, chances are that you will. Get ready for your close-up. By Anne FisherMay 12, 2011 11:54 AM ET
Fair's fair. I teased the Viziers of Vista (MSFT) yesterday when they requisitioned some dough from those whose severance they overpaid. Yesterday the Company took a deep breath, bethought itself, and reversed its policy. In fact, CNET reports that that head of Human Resources herself made the calls to the 25 folks involved.
Later in the afternoon, Microsoft issued the following statement:
Last week, 25 former Microsoft employees were informed that they were MOREBing - Feb 24, 2009 10:52 AM ET
Our thanks go to Microsoft (MSFT), that gray and lumbering incarnation of serious business, for providing us with a moment of bittersweet amusement on this scary mid-recession Monday.
It seems that the software giant from Redmond miscalculated the severance owed to certain of its former corporate citizens. It was sort of like the Three Bears. Some received the proper amount. Others got a check that was too small. And finally there were those who MOREBing - Feb 23, 2009 3:05 PM ET
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