Posts tagged “Employment”

1:05 p.m. Friday

Premium Lock Joe Magno: Inside the changing work environment for engineers

Joe Magno The number of engineering students graduating from North Carolina's universities is continuing to grow and the work environment that those engineers will enter continues to change and evolve. Joe Magno of NC COIN takes a look at the report.

10:47 a.m. Friday

Mike Walden: Can pro sports spur economic development?

Mike Walden A pro sports team and its complementary playing facility is not necessarily a "home run", "slam dunk", "touchdown" or "shot-on-goal" for economic development. When public money is involved several hard questions must be considered and addressed, and lessons should be learned from the experiences of other cities and regions.

10:26 a.m. Thursday

Who will Uber hire as CEO? Sheryl Sandberg not interested

Uber Uber seeks a strong manager who can repair a broken image, juggle multiple lawsuits and government investigations, develop and nurture a new corporate culture and lead a successful IPO. But at least two prominent female executives have already taken their names out of the running: Facebook's Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Arianna Huffington, a current member of Uber's board.

8:15 a.m. Tuesday

Laura Baverman: CloudFactory a growing case study in doing good, making money

With 2,500 workers in the developing world, venture capital funding and a growing base of customers, this Durham startup is proving it can make money and do good.

Updated 6:13 a.m. Tuesday

Trump asks tech CEOs for help in modernizing government

The White House Apple CEO Tim Cook and Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google parent company Alphabet, were among those attending an afternoon of working groups on issues like technology infrastructure, cybersecurity and visas for foreign workers.

1:53 p.m. Monday

Duke Energy picks Alamance, Chatham, Cumberland, Franklin, Johnston sites for economic development program

Duke Energy Sites in Alamance, Chatham, Cumberland, Franklin and Johnston counties are among six as selected for Duke Energy's economic development program known as "Site readiness."

10:12 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Nonpartisan biz group: 'Upgrading American government - it's not rocket science'

Innovation DisruptDC, a new nonpartisan business group, calls on Washington to make changes in government in order to develop a more prosperous economy. The group publishes a letter to government leaders on the day the White House is hosting technology CEOs to discuss modernization and innovation.

Updated 7:56 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Apprenticeships a 'triple bottom line' for employers

Former senior Lenovo and IBM executive Tom Looney is driving apprenticeship programs at Wake Tech, hoping to provide more opportunities for the community college's students as well as workers to be hired by Triangle employers needing skilled talent.

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Updated June 16

Novo Nordisk tops off $2B expansion in Clayton

Novo Nordisk employees in Johnston County signed their names early Friday to the beam that will top off an expansion for the pharmaceutical company and will add about 700 jobs to their ranks.

Updated June 16

Premium Lock Exclusive: Former Lenovo exec Tom Looney talks apprenticeships, giving back

Tom Looney, the retired senior executive at Lenoovo who championed bringing business to North Carolina, is in his latest career seeking to boost the state through apprenticeships for Wake Tech Community College at area employers. In an exclusive Q&A, Looney talks about giving back and how apprenticeships could help address a growing need for skilled workers.

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Updated June 14

Premium Lock Apprenticeships: A solution for employers AND job seekers

North Carolina community colleges are stepping up their efforts to deal with a growing skilled labor shortage through apprenticeship programs. And President Trump, the apprentice in chief from his days as the TV show host, is calling for every high school to offer apprentice programs. But is this an answer to America's labor shortage? NCSU Economist Dr. Michael Walden sees pros and cons.

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June 14

Duke Energy provides $2.7M for STEM, other programs

STEM education news  Duke Energy is charging up summertime education programs, including numerous ones focusing on STEM and work force development, with $2.7 million in grants.

Updated June 12

Premium Lock Twitter cuts 9 percent of workforce + Graphical view: Slowing user growth

Twitter Twitter, seemingly unable to find a buyer and losing money, is cutting about 9 percent of its employees worldwide. Plus: A graphical view of its slowing growth.

Updated June 12

Premium Lock What are 27 careers with highest projected employment growth? A graphical view

New jobs     Where will be the best and most readily available jobs in coming years? CareerTrends and Graphiq take a look at the 27 most promising, based on government data.

Updated June 12

Premium Lock 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 June 12

Premium Lock 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.

June 9

Mike Walden: Are there changes ahead for state pensions?

Mike Walden Analysis: State pension plans - including North Carolina's - are facing some major decisions about both the type of pension plan and the way those pension plans are invested. There is one thing certain in these decisions. If there are looming problems, addressing them now is a way of limiting their severity.

June 8

Hey, Lowe's - Consider The Skinny an 'outsourced' customer after offshoring jobs

Layoffs        For years, The Skinny has been a very loyal customer at Lowe's buying everything from appliances to flowers, fertilizer to tools. No more. The Mooresville-based company says it is laying off some 125 IT workers, and "many" positions are being outsourced to India. So The Skinny is outsourcing home improvement shopping elsewhere. It's time to take a stand.

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