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Posts tagged “Employment”

Updated 2:46 p.m. today

Premium Lock Workforce expert: Healthcare jobs will change but the field remains 'hands on'

Healthcare workers are hardly immune from the threat of a jobless future as being explored in this week's Emerging Issues Forum "Future Work" conference. But as one of speakers explains opportunities will remain available for humans in healthcare.

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Updated 6:48 a.m. today

Premium Lock How can workers avoid becoming obsolete? A Q&A with Dr. Mike Walden

Is there a "Moore's Law" for technology-related job losses? Just as decades ago what came to be known as Moore's law forecast ever-increases in computer chip processing power, a new "law" has emerged: The faster technology develops, the more traditional jobs are lost. In a Q&A, NCSU Economist Mike Walden talks about the "jobless future" and how workers can avoid becoming obsolete.

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Updated 6:43 a.m. today

Raleigh forum's focus: How can NC deal with threat of jobless future?

Is a jobless future coming for North Carolina? As robotics, artificial intelligence and technology continue to evolve at a rapid rate, North Carolina faces a staggering 50 percent loss of jobs in the coming decades, according to an NCSU study. How can the state prevent such a debacle is the topic of a major forum in Raleigh.

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February 4

Premium Lock 'State of Technology' report shows NC's numerous strengths, also weaknesses

Information Technology         North Carolina, the nation's ninth largest state, meets or tops that rank in six of 22 statistical categories for technology, according to a report from the North Carolina Technology Association. But there is plenty of room for improvement since in 10 categories the state ranks 21st or lower.

February 4

Credit Suisse, which has big Triangle presence, is cutting 4,000 jobs

Layoffs        Swiss financial services giant Credit Suisse is cutting 4,000 jobs. The layoffs were disclosed Thursday after the bank disclosed a massive pre-tax loss for the fourth quarter. Credit Suisse employs some 1,700 people in the Triangle.

Updated February 3

Yahoo to cut 1,700 jobs + A graphical view of the struggling tech giant

Marissa Mayer Yahoo is laying off about 1,700 employees and shedding some of its excess baggage in a shake-up likely to determine whether CEO Marissa Mayer can save her own job. Plus: an interactive graphical view at Yahoo's shrinking headcount and other financial data.

Updated February 2

Report: NC faces 'at least' 70% loss of jobs in 39 categories

Jobs        Automation threatens more than 700,00 jobs in North Carolina spread across 39 job categories, according to a recent NCSU study. Additional analysis shows that another 1 million jobs are threatened by off-shoring. To help document the threats posed, the Institute for Emerging Issues releases a new suite of tools called the "Future Work Disruption Index."

Updated February 1

Premium Lock How can cities best deal with rise of robot workers?

Four-in-10 of you working in Raleigh right now could lose your job to a robot. Yet a new study says Raleigh is well positioned as a job market where the rapidly approaching tsunami of robotic workers as replacements for humans sweeps worldwide compared to others. And Greensboro is among the most vulnerable. So what are cities supposed to do? Th e study's authors recommend ideas. It's time for "battle speed" to deal with the challenges of "Meet Robbie, my replacement."

Pepper, the robot companion Pepper, the robot companion

Updated January 29

Xerox, which is cutting 178 Cary jobs, will split; losses mount

Xerox  Xerox is separating into two independent publicly traded companies. It operates an outsourcing and call center in Cary where 178 jobs are being cut. The company also reports its 15th consecutive quarter of declining sales. Plus, here's a graphical look at Xerox shares.

Updated January 29

Emerging Issues Forum features 'Rise of Robots' author, tech entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa

Martin Ford, author of the bestselling "Rise of the Robots" and former Triangle tech entrepreneur-turned academic and author Vivek Wadhwa are among the headliners for the upcoming Emerging Issues Forum. It's focus this year is "Future Work."

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Updated January 27

'Watching IBM:' Former union group launches already fiesty Facebook page

Alliance@IBM - the effort to unionize IBMers - is closing down. But a new Facebook page titled "Watching IBM" organized by long-time Big Blue workers Lee Conrad vows to "fulfill the information gathering and dissemination that the Alliance did." Among the first posts: A reiteration of a report that another round of layoffs is about to hit the tech giant.

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January 27

Premium Lock How can NC create more STEM jobs? A UNC-CH exec offers insight

STEM News WalletHub published a report this week that says Raleigh ranks 14th among the nation's top 100 metro areas for STEM-related jobs. In a Q&A, WalletHub talked with Jeff Sackaroff, associated director of career services at UNC-Chapel Hill, about how areas can improve the STEM job environment and also attract more minorities as well as women.

January 27

Xerox cutting 178 jobs in Cary; firms cut 2,400 jobs in NC this month

Layoffs North Carolina's jobless rate declined to 5.6 percent in December, but that doesn't mean companies aren't cutting jobs. A report this week that Xerox is cutting 178 jobs in Cary in just one of nine layoff reports totaling more than 2,400 jobs as reported to the North Carolina Department of Commerce.

January 27

Premium Lock Facing Wall Street headwinds, VMware making layoffs but outlook positive

VMware Analysis: Wariness about how the forthcoming Dell-EMC merger will affect VMware and news in Tuesday's earnings call that the storage technology company is cutting hundreds of jobs are short-term headwinds, writes analyst Andrew Smith of Technology Business Research. Why? In an in-depth analysis, Smith explains why TBR believes VMware is "on the right track."

Updated January 26

Premium Lock Raleigh ranks 14th among top metros for STEM related jobs

STEM education news A new study ranks Raleigh No. 14 among the best and worst metro areas for jobs related to science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM.

Updated January 26

Premium Lock Clean energy industry in NC adds 3K jobs, hits $7B in revenue

Jobs  Despite the expiration of North Carolina's renewable energy tax credit last year, the clean energy industry in the state experienced tremendous growth, with double-digit gains over 2014 in both jobs and revenue.

January 26

As layoff rumors surface, IBM cuts severance pay allowance

IBM layoffs     IBM, which has reported a loss in revenue for 15 consecutive quarters, is reportedly gearing up for layoffs this week. The move comes less that a week after Big Blue cut severance pay allowances from as much as six months pay to one month.

Tags: IBM, Layoffs
January 26

Laid-off tech workers sue Disney, outsourcing firms HCL, Cognizant

Layoffs        Two former technology employees at Walt Disney World in Florida are suing Disney and the outsourcing companies they say colluded to break the law and replace workers with cheaper immigrant labor. HCL, which has a major presence in Cary, and Cognizant, which employs hundreds in N.C., are the two firms named in the suit.

January 22

Mobile app developer WillowTree formally opens Durham office Jan. 26

WillowTree WillowTree, a mobile apps developer based in Charlottesville, Va., formally opens its Durham office on Jan. 26. The firm chose to lease space at the American Tobacco campus.

January 22

LexisNexis, which is looking to hire 60+ people, is also moving jobs to Raleigh

LexisNexis, which operates a large division for its Legal & Professional business group at N.C. State's Centennial Campus, is moving an undisclosed number of jobs to Raleigh from a campus near Dayton, Ohio. The company also lists some 50 open jobs at the Raleigh location.

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