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The debate over state and local tax incentives designed to encourage companies to create jobs - an on-going, acrimonious battle in North Carolina - has led to the suspension of benefits for IBM in Iowa where the state says Big Blue isn't meeting its promises. A spokesperson disagrees: "I'm telling you quite directly that IBM has fulfilled its obligation to the state." So who is right?
California-based NetSuite is planning to add jobs - a lot of them - in Durham once its $200 million acquisition of Bronto Software, says Andy Lloyd, the firm;s general manager for commerce and products. In addition to growing Bronto's work force, NetSuite will base other people in the Bull City, he says.
CBC Americas, which is part of a Japanese-owned conglomerate, is moving its corporate headquarters to Cary and is opening a distribution center in Alamance County, promising to create 96 jobs over the next five years.
In a letter to Gov. Pat McCrory from Robert Greenberg, IBM's senior executive in North Carolina, the tech giant spells out "strong opposition" to North Carolina's proposed N.C. Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline, which already is cutting hundreds of jobs in the Triangle and in the Philadelphia area, is now in the process of closing an office in Pittsburgh where 274 people work, according to the Pittsburgh Business Times.
A new study finds that the Raleigh metro area ranks just behind Austin in technology job growth over the past decade. But North Carolina's capital area is No. 1 in job growth related to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills. The news comes as GSK donates $1M to kickstart a N.C. STEM initiative.
The "religious freedom law" debate is far from over despite recent changes made in Indiana and Arkansas religious freedom legislation, and another prominent voice in the high-tech industry has joined a growing list of executives speaking out against these laws: Red Hat's Jim Whitehurst.
A total of 258 employees of Salix Pharmaceuticals in North Raleigh are to be laid off following the company's acquisition earlier this week by Canada-based Valeant Pharmaceuticals in a deal valued at more than $11 billion. The new owner plans to maintain a "limited presence" in Raleigh. The cuts - 289 in all - represent nearly a third of the Salix work force.
The top exec at Microsoft, the chief operating officer at Cisco and a host of other high-tech execs have added their names to a joint statement from the Human Rights Campaign in protest of the recently passed religious freedom law in Indiana and legislation that is pending in Arkansas. A bill is also planned in North Carolina. The execs join Apple CEO Tim Cook in saying such laws allow discrimination based on sexual orientation.
Executives from Cisco to Yelp, AirBnB to Zillo have signed a joint statement from the Human Rights Campaign in protest of the recently passed religious freedom law in Indiana and legislation that is pending in Arkansas. A bill is also planned in North Carolina. The execs join Apple CEO Tim Cook in saying such laws allow discrimination based on sexual orientation.
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.
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.
Google Fiber expands; Jim Goodnight's venture play; non-GMO food label; new Instagram app; GSK's next HQ in Asia
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.
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.