Thursday’s News Roundup

Employers in Oklahoma are expected to increase hiring
of IT professionals in the fourth quarter. [News
OK
]

In the last year, the employee count at Microsoft dipped
slightly while Amazon’s and Google’s have grown 44 and 18 percent respectively. [Tech
Flash
]

Genpact, a
technology management company
in Pennsylvania, will create more than 205 jobs over
the next three years as it expands its Hanover facility.
The $1.7 million project also will retain 255
existing positions. [The
Times-Tribune
]

Baltimore
County unveiled
an $18.5 million plan to install a public broadband
infrastructure.
The project will
take about two years and promises to expand bandwidth and connectivity by
tenfold to 120 county sites. [The
Baltimore Sun
]

The U.S. Army is expediting the hiring process
of civilian employees, offering improved training and offering clearer career
paths. The current process of 130 days
is so long that many candidates move on to other opportunities. [NextGov]

— Dino Londis

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