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Posts tagged “Employment”

6:07 p.m. today

Data confirms lack of diversity in Twitter work force

Twitter Bird Twitter is acknowledging that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley.

10:41 a.m. today

Raleigh is 'best place' for business, careers, says Forbes

Raleigh vaults to No. 1 from No. 3 a year ago on the latest "Best Places for Business and Careers" report from Forbes magazine. The 16th annual survey cites lower business costs, the broad level of advanced education and the presence of tech hub RTP as key factors in Raleigh's success.

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1:01 p.m. yesterday

Spectra Growth to add 250 IT jobs in Charlotte

IT jobs          A state committee that approves North Carolina's main tax break to attract businesses on Tuesday allowed Spectra Growth Inc. to save up to $3 million over 12 years if it meets job and investment projections.

6:39 a.m. yesterday

Apple's 80M big smartphone order; new GE jobs in N.C.; Netflix soars; Verizon FiOS upgrade; Yahoo buys apps firm

Bulldog In today's wrapup of technology news: Apple reportedly is ordering up to 80 million large-screen iPhones; GE adds jobs in Mebane; Netflix hits 50M subscribers; Verizon ups its FiOS service; and Yahoo buys apps firm Flurry.

7:28 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Microsoft-Xbox layoffs could impact 'Gears of War' digital series

Nearly the entire staff of the Xbox Entertainment Studios division is being let go as part of Microsoft's huge announced job layoffs. So does this mean now live action video for the "gears of War" franchise Microsoft acquired from Cary-based Epic Games earlier this year? WRAL TechWire Insider John Gaudiosi reports exclusively for Insider subscribers.

Marcus Fenix, the Gears of War star, is back in Gears 3 Marcus Fenix, the Gears of War star, is back in Gears 3

Updated July 17

Microsoft to lay off up to 18,000 workers over the next year

Layoffs      Microsoft, which has a large software-related operation in Charlotte, is going to cut its work force by some 18,000 in coming months, the tech giant said Thursday. This would be the largest round of cuts at the company in five years.

July 17

Drug firm Merz moving HQ, 250 jobs to Raleigh from Greensboro

Merz bringing HQ, jobs to Raleigh Pharmaceutical company Merz North America is shifting its headquarters from Greensboro to Raleigh and consolidating other operations in the Triangle.

Updated July 16

Premium Lock A rare look into economic recruitment, requirements: Cary's disappearing 1,237 jobs document

IT jobs The Town of Cary published, albeit briefly, a document spelling out details of a job recruitment proposal that could lead to the addition of 1,237 information technology jobs from an "international information technology and engineering services firm." For those interested in how economic recruitment works, this is interesting reading. The package includes $17 million in state tax credits and a $123,700 matching grant from Cary for a state One North Carolina Fund grant.

Updated July 16

Commerce: Jobs announcement today is not about Cary

Information Technology   Gov. Pat McCrory is scheduled to make what the state Commerce department describes as "significant." But it does not involve a project involving 1,200 IT jobs for Cary. The Cary Town Council is considering providing $123,700 in incentives to the unidentified company. The incentives would provide a local match for a similar One North Carolina Fund grant from the state.

Updated July 15

IBM joins $635M semiconductor effort in New York

IBM              IBM is joining a public-private sector consortium targeting semiconductor research and production in the state of New York. It's the second largest commitment to chips IBM has made in the past two weeks even as rumors continue to swirl that Big Blue is trying to sell its big chip complex in East Fishkill, N.Y.

July 15

Report: Microsoft is planning thousands of layoffs

Layoffs      Microsoft, which has a large software-related operation in Charlotte, is planning its "biggest round of job cuts in five years," reports Bloomberg news. The restructuring could be the biggest in the company's history.

July 11

NC tech jobs market continues month to month growth

While average daily tech job openings in June were up more than 21 percent over May, the figures were actually down compared to previous years. Read more about the report.

IT Job trends through June 2014 IT Job trends through June 2014

July 10

Goodnight, Triangle business leaders call for immigration reform

Several Triangle business leaders, including SAS CEO Jim Goodnight, participated in the National Day of Action on Wednesday, as groups nationwide called on Congress to push forward on stalled immigration reform measures.

Jim Goodnight Jim Goodnight

Updated July 7

Vivek Wadhwa's book 'Innovating Women' hits markets Sept. 2

How have some of the most successful women in technology found success? What lessons can they share to others who hope to crack the "glass ceiling?" Former Triangle tech entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa, now an academic and author, examines the challenges women face in the tech industry through a new book based on input from hundreds of female executives and tech workers around the world.

Vivek Wadhwa's new book Vivek Wadhwa's new book

July 2

The Startup Factory looks to hire venture associate, marketer

The Startup Factory With talk about raising a new fund and possibly expanding beyond the Triangle, The Startup Factory is gearing up for growth. It's looking to hire two full-time people with partners Chris Heivly and Dave Neal saying they "need rockstars."

Updated July 2

Lenovo's chairman expects IBM server deal to win approval

Lenovo         "There is no change to the plan," says Lenovo Chairman and CEO Yang Yuanqing about his company's plan to acquire IBM's x86 server businesses for some $2.3 billion.

Updated July 1

Fed up IBMers protest in France over working conditions

For the second time this year, IBM faces a rebellion by workers. This time, the strike is taking place in France where IBMers are protesting job cuts that they say "have deeply damaged working conditions." IBM's proposed x86 server sale to Lenovo triggered a March strike in China. But don't hold your breath that a walkout might occur in the U.S.

Five unions back IBM protest in France Five unions back IBM protest in France

June 30

European Union approves Lenovo's Google Motorola acquisition

Google Motorola     Good news for Lenovo comes from the European Union, which has given approval to it's proposed $2.8 billion acquisition of Google Motorola Mobility.

June 30

Insiders praise North Carolina's workforce prep

BIO Insiders Workforce was the topic as three biomanufacturing leaders sat down to chat last week at the North Carolina pavilion during BIO 2014.

Updated June 27

Premium Lock Immigration visa caps cost Triangle more than 2,500 tech jobs, report says

The Triangle's tech and life sciences sectors lost out on adding more than 2,500 jobs tech due to the denial of visas to foreign-born workers. Read more about the findings from an immigration reform group.

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