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Posts tagged “Employment”

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Experts: Silicon Valley sex bias case will embolden women despite verdict

​A long legal battle over accusations that a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm demeaned women and held them to a different standard than their male colleagues became a flashpoint in the ongoing discussion about gender inequity at elite technology and venture capital firms.

Ellen Pao speaks out Ellen Pao speaks out

March 27

Jury deliberations to resume in Silicon Valley sexual bias lawsuit

Silicon Valley Sexual Discrimination ​Jurors who will decide the outcome of a much-watched gender discrimination lawsuit against a prestigious Silicon Valley venture capital firm are set to enter their third day of deliberations.

March 27

Microsoft wants US suppliers to give employees paid time off

New Microsoft logo Microsoft said Thursday that it will push its U.S. suppliers to give their employees paid time off -- but that only applies for the staffers that do work for Microsoft.

March 26

Forbes: Quintiles, SAS, Citrix, Google, UNC Health among top employers

Forbes  In a survey of 20,000 American workers, several technology and life science companies as well as other employers with strong North Carolina connections crack the top ranks of "Forbes' "America's Best Employers" list. Among them: Quintiles, SAS, Citrix, Google, Apple as well as three health systems and two universities.

March 26

Silicon Valley sexual discrimination lawsuit goes to jury

Silicon Valley Sexual Discrimination  ​Jurors were set to begin their second day of deliberations on Thursday in a gender-bias case that has drawn attention to the treatment of women in Silicon Valley.

Updated March 25

Google Fiber expands; Jim Goodnight's venture play; non-GMO food label; new Instagram app; GSK's next HQ in Asia

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Google Fiber is expanding; Jim Goodnight's new venture play is biotech; a proposed label for non-GMO foods; Instagram has a new app; and GSK is building a new Asian headquarters.

March 25

Life beyond GSK: The entrepreneurial career options

Biotech   At an event put on by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center and supported by GlaxoSmithKline, more than 300 people who are losing their jobs at GSK through layoffs gathered to hear about possible options for future employment. "There is life beyond GSK," former GlaxoWellcome CEO Robert Ingram tells the crowd.

Updated March 25

1,000 tech jobs up for grabs at Triangle job fair on Wednesday

Help wanted sign     More than 20 companies - most of them high-tech, including IBM - from across the Triangle will be looking to fill some 1,000 jobs at the North Carolina Technology Association's "Come Tech Out the Triangle" job fair in Raleigh.

March 25

Help wanted: 13 startups are hiring across the Triangle

Jobs       ExitEvent's latest regular feature on jobs available at startups in the Triangle includes "help wanted" information from 13 startups. ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman provides the details.

March 25

Lawyers in Silicon Valley sex discrimination trial argue: Who's real Ellen Pao?

Silicon Valley Sexual Discrimination ​Jurors who will decide the outcome of a gender discrimination lawsuit against a prestigious Silicon Valley venture capital firm are set to hear more closing arguments on Wednesday, a day after attorneys painted competing portraits of the woman behind the suit.

March 24

Expert: Silicon Valley bias suit spurs closer look by other firms

Silicon Valley Sexual Harassment    ​A sex discrimination trial that has put a spotlight on gender imbalance in Silicon Valley has prompted some technology and venture capital companies to re-examine their cultures and practices -- even before a jury reaches its verdict.

Updated March 23

Glaxo plans 180 layoffs in Durham

GSK's HQ in London GlaxoSmithKline notified the state Monday that it plans to eliminate 180 jobs at its Durham offices effective June 1.

Tags: Layoffs, GSK
Updated March 23

Premium Lock After 7-year run, NCTA pults hold on high-tech jobs report

NCTA The North Carolina Technology Association's monthly information technology job trends report is no longer being published. Why? Will it return? Our Insiders get the details.

March 23

Judge OKs punitive damages in Silicon Valley gender bias case

Silicon Valley Sexual Harassment    A California trial judge ruled Saturday that a woman suing a Silicon Valley venture capital firm in a high-profile gender bias case may seek punitive damages that could add tens of millions of dollars to the $16 million in lost wages and bonuses she is pursuing.

Updated March 19

Premium Lock When will white men ever learn to shut up and listen?

Eric Schmidt  Diversity in the high-tech sector is a hot issue these days - and deservedly so. But an incident at South by Southwest on Monday with a Google diversity exec calling out her company's chair Eric Schmidt for rudeness during a panel discussion on diversity shows we white males still have a l-o-o-o-n-g way to go.

Updated March 18

Crowdfunding event: NC is 'out of business' without incentives, Commerce Secretary says

Crowdfunding Event 21 Right now, North Carolina is "Out of business," when it comes to having a toolbox of incentives to offer job-creating companies the state might want to attract, said North Carolina Commerce Secretary John Skvarla keynoting at the WRAL Crowdfunding event in Raleigh Tuesday morning.

Updated March 17

Premium Lock Crowdfunding event: Takeaways you can use

Jim Verdonik The WRAL Crowdfunding event was an education in the latest startup funding tool, and that's exactly what the experts at the event stressed entrepreneurs need. Do your homework before embarking on a crowdfunding venture if you want to succeed.

Updated March 17

Premium Lock Crowdfunding event: Resources for entrepreneurs

Mark Easley Mark Easley, an angel investor says that if North Carolina passes the Paces Act it could ease the early-stage funding gap.

March 17

Female senior partner: No discrimination at Silicon Valley investment firm

Silicon Valley Sexual Discrimination  ​One of the most powerful women in venture capital and a well-respected tech investor says she never saw or experienced gender discrimination at the firm at the center of a $16 million gender bias lawsuit.

March 16

Experts: Testimony in Silicon Valley gender bias case won't tilt jury

Silicon Valley Sexual Discrimination  ​The trial of a $16 million gender bias lawsuit against one of Silicon Valley's most prestigious venture capital firms had the potential for a dramatic showdown last week when plaintiff Ellen Pao took the witness stand. But experts say her testimony produced no big moments that could tilt the jury for or against her in the case that some say spotlights the gross under-representation of women at elite Silicon Valley investment companies.

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