Posts tagged “Employment”
If Cisco workers being tossed overboard by John Chambers can find solace in the pain felt by the boss - well, just remember this: What Chambers said Thursday in Chicago about the latest cuts is nearly identical to what he said when layoffs were made last year. Deja vu all over again. Crocodile tears? You decide.
NC award for Bob Ingram; CED's parties; Amazon hiring 80,000; AMD layoffs; FBI warns on phone encryption
In today's Bulldog wrapup on technology and life science news: Former GSK exec Bob Ingram to receive NC honor; the CED plans 30th anniversary parties; Amazon is hiring big time; AMD is cutting jobs; and the FBI director warns against cellphone encryption.
As part of a massive reorganization, Cisco is cutting 5 percent of its RTP-based workforce, or some 225 jobs. The networking giant disclosed the specific number of its in a notice to the state of North Carolina.
Silicon Valley's biggest companies have long offered cushy perks to attract top talent and keep workers happy logging scores of hours on the job. But beyond day-to-day luxuries, Facebook and Apple will now give up to $20,000 in benefits to help employees pay for infertility treatments, sperm donors and even to freeze their eggs. The move comes amid stiff competition for skilled engineers, and as many of the biggest firms try to diversify their male-dominated ranks to include and appeal to more women.
WRAL TechWire Insider columnist Joe Procopio takes his nine-year-old twin daughters to Triangle Startup Weekend: Women for some inspiration. So did it work? Are they on track to become future entrepreneurs? Insider subscribers can find out.
Access to widespread, high-speed, always-on connectivity is a necessity for business and a boon to public safety, leaders involved in the evolution of the internet said Monday at "Fiber Transforms the Triangle," a half-day conference presented by WRALTechWire at SAS.
In what is described as a surprise, the number of information technology jobs publicly advertised on a daily basis across North Carolina fell 6.1 percent last month. So reports the North Carolina Technology Association. But perhaps saddest of all is this: Job openings remain below those posted in September of 2013 and 2012. However, job demand spikes in a few categories.
Analysis: Given the economic benefits a new auto plant would bring, it seems like courting one for North Carolina is a "no-brainer." So what's the issue? The issue is the "I" word - incentives. In today's competitive economic environment, it is unlikely an auto factory will come to a state without being provided incentives.
A 10-story office building at 227 Fayetteville Street - formerly a Wachovia Bank - and touted as a new multi-million-dollar tech hub for Downtown Raleigh has its first major tenant: eTextbooks firm Vital Source.
Cisco is doing more than just laying off some 6,000 workers as part of a reorganization. the company also is switching up to 25,000 people in its routing and switching engineering group to two large work groups from individual teams, sources tell Business Insider.
The co-founders envision MindSumo becoming a sort of LinkedIn for college students and young graduates, eventually providing a critical mass of candidates so recruiters would pay for access to the database. But the bread and butter of the site is that extra level of insight into the candidates as a result of the challenges they complete, writes ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman.
Sprint layoffs; INC's new exec; FCC fines Marriott for Wi-Fi jamming; Red Hat's petabyte upgrade; Facebook's research changes; EU Oks WhatsApp deal
In today's wrapup of tech and life science news: Sprint is cutting jobs; INC Research adds new exec; Marriott fined $600,000 for Wi-Fi jamming; Red Hat scales up enterprise services; Facebook tightens research guidelines; and the EU OKs $19 billion Facebook-WhatsApp deal.
Patheon, a provider of pharmaceutical-related services, is expanding its drug manufacturing plant in Greenville and will add 488 jobs as part of the project. The company is receiving tax incentives as part of the deal.
One of North Carolina's most high-profile homegrown life science companies, Argos Therapeutics, is about to build a 100,000-square-foot state-of-the-art biomanufacturing facility in the Research Triangle Park.
How do you recruit these days? In this environment, where talent is king and startups are plenty, it really is a job seeker's market for those who have the skills and the experience to help us do what we do. So here's first-hand advice from WRAL TechWire Insider Joe Procopio, who also is vice president of product development at fast-growing Automated Insights in Durham.
For more than 15 years, the father-son team that created technology which help turn chicken feathers into chicken feed have heard all the chicken jokes there are. You know, turning chicken droppings into ... well, whatever. But BRI International is serious about feeding the world, and a new product as well as a new distributor program just help make that dream a reality. Oh, BRI also is hiring. WRAL TechWire Insiders get the exclusive story.