Posts tagged “Employment”

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Premium Lock Our next big challenge: Addressing America's job skills gap

Jobs        Analysis: Most employers are providing fewer opportunities for on-the-job training than they have in the past. Yet, they are still looking to hire workers with skills and experience. The result is that the responsibility for developing skills is shifting from employers to job seekers. This shift creates an imperative to develop an education system, especially at the community college and post-high school level, and training programs that recognize the skills and credentials that are needed by employers.

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Think you know millennials? Case survey runs counter to narrative with Trump, conservatism scoring well

Politics  If one draws news simply from the mainstream media or what's happening on Facebook, it's safe to assume the belief is the vast majority of millennials are liberal, favored Hillary Clinton and despised Donald Trump as well as conservatism. By election day, many attitudes had changed, a new survey finds.

Updated 6:56 a.m. Thursday

US suit: Oracle pays white male workers more, favors Asian workers in recruiting

Oracle The Labor Department is suing Oracle, claiming that the technology giant pays white male workers more than their non-white and female counterparts with the same job titles. Oracle says the suit is "politically motivated."

Updated 10:59 a.m. Wednesday

Filings: Call center laying off 160; Asheville firm raises more cash

North Carolina Business News Wire In the latest filing news across N.C.: A call center in Rutherford County is laying off 160 people. Meanwhile, Asheville-based Avadim Technologies is raising more cash.

Updated 7:56 a.m. Wednesday

After Trump meeting, Bayer-Monsanto pledge could mean jobs in RTP

Bayer Crop Science HQ in RTP  Would a Monsanto-Bayer merger mean more jobs for the Triangle if the incoming Trump administration OKs it? President-elect Donald Trump's meeting last week with the CEOs of Bayer and Monsanto is generating a lot of headlines - so much so, in fact, that the two executives issued a joint statement about their plans if a proposed $57 billion wins approval. The deal will have an impact on the Triangle. But would it mean more jobs?

Updated 7:25 a.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock IBM CEO lays out AI development principles, says some jobs will be lost but others created

IBM's Ginni Rometty       IBM chair and CEO Ginni Rometty says artificial intelligence will make some jobs obsolete but will lead to creation of opportunities. "It's not man or machine," she says. Rometty also spells out the three principles IBM is following in cognitive computing development.

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Report: NC clean energy sector adds 8,000 jobs in 2016

Clean energy   North Carolina's clean energy sector produced an additional 8,000 jobs in 2016 - an increase of 31 percent - but overall revenues fell slightly to some $6.4 billion, according to a new report.

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Premium Lock RTI International revenues, work force surge in 2016

2016 goes in the books as another year of major growth for RTI International. The Triangle-based independent, nonprofit research institute grew its employee headcount by some 15 percent and also increased revenues by almost 7 percent.

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Premium Lock The art of successfully closing the deal - 10 Reminders

Closing a deal Signing and closing a merger, acquisition, joint venture, licensing agreement, or other strategic transactions involves many moving parts that are often overlooked or not fully understood for their complexity. Here are 10 reminders about closing a successful deal.

January 12

Amazon, which is growing NC presence, to add 100,000 jobs across 'many states'

Amazon.com    "These new job opportunities are for people all across the country and with all types of experience, education and skill levels -- from engineers and software developers to those seeking entry-level positions and on-the-job training," the Internet giant says.

Updated January 10

Exclusive: Acquisitions a preview of what's ahead for RTI, which is hiring in Triangle

RTI International on Monday disclosed two acquisitions - and more appear to be on the horizon. In an exclusive Q&A interview, RTI's CEO talks about why the huge independent, nonprofit research institute made the deals - and what could be coming in 2017. Plus: RTI is hiring in the Triangle.

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Updated January 6

IBM declares diversity support with new rainbow logo

IBM, one of the big tech companies that spoke out against North Carolina's controversial HB2, is stepping up its support for diversity with a new rainbow logo. Lindsay-Rae McIntyre, Chief Diversity Officer at IBM and a Duke graduate, unveiled the logo Friday.

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Updated January 6

Do techies hate Trump? 76% of 'elites' see best days ahead

A poll of "technology elites" and the U.S. public finds that the techies are much more optimistic about the future of their industry than the public is about the overall economy. Yet well over 50 percent of both groups are positive about the future.

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January 6

Guest opinion: How do we solve our economic growth mystery?

Mike Walden Analysis: The results of my sleuthing do point to how we want to proceed to improve North Carolina's economic performance, writes N.C. economist Dr. Mike Walden. Here's how.

January 3

Premium Lock Think tank: Focus on 'innovation infrastructure,' not steel and concrete

Innovation Any stimulus program needs to focus more on "innovation infrastructure," such as scientific and engineering research, than on traditional concrete and steel, says a new report from the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation.

Updated January 3

NC Economic Outlook: Are happy days here again?

Economy North Carolina will add 100,000 net jobs in 2017 and its aggregate growth will exceed national growth, reversing the post recession trend, says NC State University economist Dr. Mike Walden in his first quarter 2017 economic forecast. Jobless rates will fall to below 4 percent in Durham, Raleigh and Asheville, but remain above 6 percent in Goldsboro and Rocky Mount.

Updated December 30, 2016

Raumedic plans more hiring in Western NC in 2017

 Injection molding inside RAUMEDIC’s new manufacturing facility at Mills River. RAUMEDIC, a family-owned German company, is nearing its first anniversary at its $27 million development and production facility in western North Carolina and plans to hire in 2017.

Updated December 23, 2016

LifeNet Health opening RTP facility for regenerative medicine

LifeNet Health opening RTP facility. The Research Triangle is the place to be in the life sciences. That's one of the reasons LifeNet Health is expanding its cell-based research and processing capacity with the opening of a facility in North Carolina's Research Triangle Park (RTP), near Durham.

December 20, 2016

Premium Lock NCSU to play work force training role in National Biopharmaceutical effort

Jobs        ​North Carolina State University is part of a new initiative aimed at advancing U.S. leadership in the biopharmaceutical sector. The National Institute for Innovation in Manufacturing Biopharmaceuticals (NIIMBL) will be coordinated by the University of Delaware and is supported with a five-year, $70 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce - and at least $129 million from a consortium of 150 companies, educational institutions, research centers, coordinating bodies, non-profits and Manufacturing Extension Partnerships across the country.

Updated December 20, 2016

Premium Lock Angry IBMers protest CEO's outreach to Trump, want benefits back

IBM chair and CEO Ginni Rometty quickly offered an olive branch to President-elect Donald Trump shortly after his upset victory. Now, some IBMers have signed a petition protesting the Rometty letter and threaten "to refuse participation in any U.S. government contracts that violate constitutionally protected civil liberties." They also seek return of some lost benefits, issues that predate the election.

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