Posts tagged “Employment”

10:31 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Opinion: Trump tax plan is silent on boosting productivity, competitiveness

Innovation The Trump administration released [on Wednesday] the outlines of the president's proposal for tax reform. While some of the provisions are critical for boosting U.S. economic growth, like a lower corporate tax rate and a so-called "territorial" system for taxing companies' foreign profits, the plan is silent on many other key measures that are necessary to boost productivity and competitiveness

10:02 a.m. Monday

'Rewriting the Code:' Shepherding college women into tech careers

Triangle-founded nonprofit accepts inaugural class of 150 female student fellows in computer science and technology majors.

Lucy Zhang and Annie Haueter are two Rewriting Code's fellows Lucy Zhang and Annie Haueter are two Rewriting Code's fellows

Updated 9:53 a.m. Monday

Sheryl Sandberg picks 'Option B' in her book on resilience

Though perhaps best known as Facebook's No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg is also a mentor, a mother, a billionaire and an author. When her husband Dave Goldberg died suddenly in 2015 while they were vacationing in Mexico, she added "widow" to the list.

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7:09 a.m. Monday

Report: IBM's top exec pay package 'now worth $65M'

IBM's Ginni Rometty        IBM's total compensation package for Chair and CEO Ginni Rometty is worth far more than $33 million, says Bloomberg news service. "[H]er compensation is now worth $65 million, or almost twice as much as her reported pay," Bloomberg says. citing how IBM values stock options. She's now among the top 10 best-paid CEOs even though IBM has posted declining revenues over the past five years under her leadership.

Updated April 20

Premium Lock Datathon at Duke offers big talent recruiting opportunity, says former Red Hat exec

A datathon taking place at Duke on Friday offers a significant recruiting opportunity for Citadel, a $26 billion hedge fund, and Citadel Securities, says the former Red Hat executive L.J. Brock who is chief people officer at Citadel. He explains the event and what the firms are looking for in an exclusive interview. (Plus, Brock discusses his favorite Red Hat memories.)

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Updated April 20

Report: Raleigh/Cary makes top 10 list of job markets for college grads

Raleigh's growing skyline  Raleigh and Cary tied for the 10th spot on a list of the top 20 best job markets for new college graduates by online employment site, ZipRecruiter. Healthcare leads industry employers in the region, the report says.

Updated April 19

Smart grid firm moving HQ to Cary from Silicon Valley, bringing 130 jobs

A smart grid software and communications company plans to move its headquarters from Silicon Valley to Cary, bringing 130 jobs to the Triangle, officials said Tuesday.

April 19

Trump orders review of H-1B visas + A look at the program

Turning back to the economic populism that helped drive his election campaign, President Donald Trump signed an order Tuesday he said should help American workers whose jobs are threatened by skilled immigrants. Plus: A detailed look at the H-1B program, which is designed to help recruit immigrant workers.

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April 18

Premium Lock Tech foundation warns Trump on H-1Bs: Mend program, don't end it

Immigration As President Trump signs an executive order regarding the H-1B Visa program, the head of the Information Technology and Innovation says the president should aim to "mend" not end the program.

April 18

H-1B applications plunge as Trump prepares to sign crackdown

Immigration debate Applications by employers wanting H-1B visas plunged below 200,00 - the first decline since 2013 - as President Trump prepares to sign an executive order in a crackdown on the program.

April 11

Google refutes charges, says there is no gender pay gap

Google The company said it conducts "rigorous analyses" that its pay practices are gender-blind and found "no gender pay gap" in 52 major job categories it analyzed last year. Google added that analysts who calculate suggested pay don't have access to employees' gender data.

April 10

Premium Lock Real apprenticeships: Building a work force, not a TV show

New jobs     Shifting dynamics in the work place and the potential work force, i.e. lack of skilled workers, create an imperative to develop education systems and training programs, especially at the community college and post-high school level, that recognize the skills and credentials that are needed by employers to properly grow their businesses. An apprentice program being offered by Duke Energy is an example of what some companies are doing.

April 10

Triangle tech events calendar is packed for April

Three events focusing on various aspects of entrepreneurship are taking place in the Triangle in coming weeks. Here is an overview of these and other upcoming events as provided by Innovate Raleigh.

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April 6

Lule eGames, WRAL TechWire awards, Band Together concert highlight regional entrepreneurial event calendar

Three events focusing on various aspects of entrepreneurship are taking place in the Triangle in coming weeks. Here is an overview of these and other upcoming events as provided by Innovate Raleigh.

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Updated April 4

'Putting American Workers First:' Trump cracks down on H-1B visas

Immigration debate The Trump Administration is cracking down on the H-1B visa program, best known for use by high-tech firms to recruit foreign workers to fill highly skilled positions. The Customs and Immigration department set up a site for workers to report abuse, and the Justice Department issued a warning against companies abusing the program.

April 3

Will HB2 repeal help with biz? WedPics' CEO, others aren't so sure

House Bill 2 Justin Miller, the founder and CEO of Raleigh startup WedPics who was among numerous tech executives opposed to House Bill 2, says the repeal signed into law last week doesn't fully erase the problem. Business still may be hurt by a "watered down" solution.

Updated March 31

IBM confirms new layoffs as part of a talent 'remix'

IBM layoffs     A Facebook page set up to give voice to IBM workers lit up Thursday with employees reporting another round of layoffs. An IBM spokesperson confirms that some jobs are being cut but affected workers "are being offered jobs" elsewhere within the company.

Updated March 31

HB2 repealed, but many unhappy with 'reset'

House Bill 2 As quickly as House Bill 2 was enacted 53 weeks ago, the controversial state law limiting LGBT rights and transgender bathroom access was knocked down on Thursday. Plus: How two bills differ.

March 29

Putting the Triangle on the map for women in STEM

STEM education news  Triangle Women in STEM and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina are hosting a conversation with APCO Worldwide's Lisa Ross to explore the current challenges and opportunities in attracting, promoting and retaining local female professionals in STEM fields. Jo Abernathy, Chief Information Officer for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina, previews the event and talks about Triangle Women in STEM's efforts.

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