August 6, 2010 By News Report
A federal judge has temporarily enjoined New York City from using its current examination for appointing entry-level firefighter candidates. "Because the test questions do not measure the abilities required for the job of entry-level firefighter, the examination cannot distinguish between qualified and unqualified candidates, or even between more and less qualified candidates," Eastern District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis wrote in United States v. The Vulcan Society Inc., 07-cv-2067. Law.com
All over the country, community leaders are looking to boost economic development through various initiatives. One key element in many of those initiatives is the use of information technology. When local governments build IT infrastructure, create e-government applications, assist high-tech startups or otherwise focus on technology, they create conditions that draw businesses to their communities and help retain skilled workers. This paper discusses and provides examples of these various ways local government can use technology to ultimately make a community more attractive to businesses, visitors and residents.