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Posts tagged “Employment”

1:18 p.m. yesterday

BASF cutting up to 190 jobs in RTP; most are scientists

BASF is slashing the size of its plant biotechnology unit in half, and more layoffs than expected earlier will hit the BASF operation in Research Triangle Park.

Inside BASF's RTP facility. Inside BASF's RTP facility.

3:01 p.m. Wednesday

Job hunting? 19 startups hiring in the Triangle

Help wanted      We're keeping an eye on cool career opportunities in the Triangle's startup community, and publishing them every so often on ExitEvent. Here's the latest monthly list of companies that need talent.

1:55 p.m. Tuesday

Generic drug maker to open R&D hub, create 275 jobs in Durham

Jobs        Aurobindo Pharma USA Inc. plans to invest $31.7 million in the operation, which will serve as the company's national headquarters for specialty pharmaceutical R&D.

Updated April 22

Premium Lock European bioinformatics firm expands to Durham

Genohm, a European-based bioinformatics firm, is expanding to Durham. And the company is hiring. It's based at The American Underground.

Genohm's SLims technology Genohm's SLims technology

April 20

Raleigh Chamber: Tech firm nixed 1,000 jobs due to HB2

HB2 debate   The Triangle's high-tech and startup communities have been among the most outspoken critics of "HB2," and the Greater Raleigh of Chamber of Commerce weighed in on the battle Tuesday. Its CEO called for "immediate repeal" of the bill, pointing out that a tech company had pulled a possible 1,000 job expansion.

April 20

Argos Therapeutics cutting 13% of work force; COO resigns

Argos Therapeutics, which is the midst of a crucial Phase 3 clinical trial, says it is cutting 13 percent of its work force to help cut costs. The company also says its chief operating officer is stepping down.

Argos' production facilty Argos' production facilty

Updated April 20

Premium Lock Inside Intel: Slashing 12,000 workers is key to reboot toward a new legacy

Intel Analysis: Intel is turning from one legacy - a performance relying on chips for PCs - to a new one focusing on "cloud," mobile devices, 3D and other opportunities. As PC sales tumble, Intel is rebooting, and look for the tech giant to stabilize by mid-2017, says Technology Business Research analyst Krista Macomber.

Updated April 19

Honda Aero breaks ground for $21M engine plant expansion in Burlington

Honda Aero on Tuesday broke ground for a major expansion of its jet engine manufacturing capabilities in Burlington.

A rendering of Honda Aero's new facility A rendering of Honda Aero's new facility

April 19

Premium Lock Executive suite churn: Fewer women CEOs; more firms replacing CEOs -and picking outsiders

Changes at the CEO level are being made at the highest rate in 16 years, but fewer women are taking the top executive's chair and more companies are hiring outsiders to run the shop, says a new survey from PwC's Strategy&.

Women CEO ranks drop Women CEO ranks drop

Updated April 13

Duke prof: CEO activism can boost bottom line

The debate over North Carolina's controversial HB2 includes businesses from large to small whose CEOs are protesting its passage through public statements to delaying economic development and moving events elsewhere. And new research from Duke University finds that companies can benefit financially by being activists on issues such as gender equality as well as the environment.

Updated April 12

Premium Lock 'Bully' is the word, hiring to surge, startup CEOs tell Bull City Venture Partners

The bulls - not bears - are dominate among startup CEOs, according to a first of its kind survey conducted by Triangle investment firm Bull City Venture Partners. In an exclusive, partner Jason Caplain talks about the findings - and what they mean.

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April 12

Premium Lock Q&A: Startup CEOs say in survey 2016 will be 'great year'

Bullish  In a Q&A, Bull City Venture Partners' Jason Caplain talks about the findings of the firm's first public survey of tech startup and emerging firm CEOs. In a word, they are positive. Well, make that very positive.

April 7

Premium Lock Red Hat 5-year plan: $5B in revenue, doubling work force

Red Hat just last year cracked $2 billion in revenue for the first time - a strong growth rate of 15 percent. But CEO Jim Whitehurst is far from satisfied. he wants $5 billion in five years - and he says the Hatters will have to double the size of their work force to get there.

Jim Whitehurst Jim Whitehurst

Updated April 4

Group of startups unveil website opposing HB2

Diversity  Startup executives and employees who are outspoken in their opposition to the recently passed Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act ramped up their efforts Monday with the launching of a website filled with anti-HB2 comments.

Updated April 1

Raleigh-Durham and Charlotte were leaders in job growth in March

Jobs        Both the Triangle and Charlotte were leaders in job growth in March. The number of job openings in Raleigh-Durham increased 3.25 percent (the 2nd largest gain in the U.S.)

Updated April 1

From the big to the small, more tech firms assail HB2

Human Rights Campaign If North Carolina's governor and General Assembly reverse course on the controversial HB2 law, technology firms from small to large will have had a role in that political concession. If they choose not to, then just as a year ago when a so-called religious freedom bill was discussed, the politicos certainly are more aware now of how big a voice that some leaders in the tech industry can generate in opposition.

March 29

Premium Lock Duke Energy awards nearly $1.4M to NC job readiness projects

New Duke Energy logo Duke Energy is investing nearly $1.4 million to jumpstart job readiness through grants to 26 education and nonprofit organizations focused on developing a highly qualified workforce and connecting job seekers with North Carolina employers. Many of the recipients are Triangle organizations. Many also address STEM education.

Updated March 25

Premium Lock Red Hat CEO, Google, IBM assail NC Privacy & Security Act

Jim Whitehurst  Jim Whitehurst, CEO of Raleigh-based Red Hat, and Google, which has a major presence in North Carolina, join a growing number of businesses who are protesting the passage of the N.C. Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act.

Updated March 24

Premium Lock SAS No. 6, Duke U. No. 14 on Forbes' best employers list

Forbes  SAS and Duke University are two of the nation's top large company employers in the U.S., according to a new report from Forbes magazine. UNC-Chapel Hill also makes the list.

March 23

Premium Lock RTI International ranks No. 6 on Forbes list of best midsize company employers

Forbes  RTI International, one of the oldest and most prestigious among Research Triangle Park-based companies, is the No. 6 firm on the second annual Forbes magazine list of America's Best Employers for mid-sized companies.

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