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Expansions by technology and law firms are driving job growth in Raleigh. Wake County Economic Development says seven expansions were announced in April. So far this year, Wake County says there have been 15 new and expansion announcements totaling 431 jobs and $19.5 million in investment.
A new survey from Money magazine finds that employees who learn how to use statistical analysis, data mining, data warehousing and data modeling - some of the key skills offered by Cary-based SAS - will earn pay boosts of 5 percent or more. At 6.1 percent, statistical analysis is tops for pay bumps. Other needed skills: Wrangling new tech, strategic thinking and managing the bottom line.
WalkMe's decision to locate a regional operation in Raleigh, which could lead to hundreds of jobs, is a major economic win for Raleigh, Wake County and the Triangle. In these post-HB2 days, how did the victory come about - especially without the lure of tax incentives? WRAL TechWire gets the inside story from two of the economic development execs who helped secure the Silicon Valley startup's expansion.
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: HP Enterprise is selling its services group; Microsoft cuts jobs in mobile unit; Toyota decides to invest in Uber; and a new report says the federal government is spending billions on antiquated technology.
What is it? Reggie Watts, Janelle Monae and others discuss and debate somewhat nebulous Afrofuturism movement at Moogfest. Jon Mareane of ExitEvent reports.
The top North Carolina executive for Cisco, which is one of the largest high-tech employers in Research Triangle Park with some 5,000 workers and contractors, holds a teleconference to discuss the controversial House Bill 2. Cisco says it is "extremely disappointed and concerned" about HB2.
A new round of layoffs - the second in the last three months - is sweeping across IBM with numerous reports of job cuts at Big Blue's Research Triangle Park campus. IBM confirms cuts are being made but also says it has 25,000 open positions as it "aggressively" transforms the company. However, IBMers say few of those jobs are in the U.S.
Veteran blogger and entrepreneur Joe Procopio offers some advice to work-till-you-drop startup executives: "This is about choosing to work, because it's what pays the bills, whether you're a CEO, a cubicle drone, a firefighter, or a rock star. And it's about how your life should influence your job, and not the other way around."
In a wrapup of technology and life science news being reported by Triangle media outlets: TransEnterix cuts jobs after FDA rejects robot; G1 Therapeutics adds to a big fundraiser; and a look at the joint UNC-NCSU biomedical engineering effort.
In a touching Mother's Day weekend post on Facebook, Sheryl Sandberg says the odds are stacked against single moms. Many live in poverty, work two jobs or don't get paid leave to care for themselves or children if they get sick, she says. So what's to be done? Read her key points of action.
"While more and more firms are focused on addressing gender equality in the workplace, we've lacked a holistic set of data to better understand the issues facing companies, employees and clients," a Bloomberg exec says. The BFGEI gives investors an important new decision-making tool by providing objective, concrete data around difficult-to-measure areas like policies and products."
Any time companies merger, they talk about cost savings and "synergies." That often means layoffs with redundant services and more often being cut. So will there be an immediate impact in Durham at Quintiles' global headquarters? And why merge with IMS Health Services? WTW asks a Quintiles exec for details.
INC Research's latest earnings report reflects growth in earnings, revenue and hiring. But a separate SEC filing discloses 175 layoffs as part of a reorganization. More are coming. Company execs also say they are using more contractors, which often are more expensive than full-time employees. What's going on? CROs such as INC, and Quintiles are battling for a particular kind of talent. They are known as CRAs.
BASF says its layoffs in Research Triangle Park are expected to affect "only 106 jobs," not as many as 190 as cited in a mass layoff filing with the state of North Carolina.