Posts tagged “Employment”

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20+ companies looking to hire hundreds at Triangle job fair

Help wanted         More than 20 companies from around the Triangle will be looking for talent at the "Come Tech Out" Triangle job fair on Wednesday. The event is free for job seekers. Hundreds of jobs are available.

6:57 a.m. today

STEM news: Words matter when math teachers describe student learning

STEM Education News ​Think back to math class in elementary school. Do you remember being assigned to a "high," "middle" or "low" group? If so, you'll relate to a new study from North Carolina State University on the importance of how teachers talk about students' mathematical work.

Updated 2:34 p.m. yesterday

AP Exclusive: Price tag of North Carolina's LGBT law: $3.76B

HB2 debate ​Despite Republican assurances that North Carolina's "bathroom bill" isn't hurting the economy, the law limiting LGBT protections will cost the state more than $3.76 billion in lost business over a dozen years, according to an Associated Press analysis.

7:28 a.m. yesterday

Premium Lock Economist: 'Strong jump' in February boosts NC economy

Economy After a "strong jump" last month in an economic index for North Carolina, NCSU economist Dr. Michael Walden says "2017 may shape up to be the best post-recessionary growth year" for the state. The survey reflects optimistic findings in two recent surveys of corporate executives.

March 24

Premium Lock STEM study: Women trail in education, entrepreneurship, income

STEM Education News A new study finds that there are fewer women involved in STEM education, are far less likely to be STEM entrepreneurs, and also lag in compensation for STEM employment.

Updated March 24

New Raleigh Chamber CEO wants HB2 repeal, to stress eco development

In an exclusive Q&A interview, new Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce CEO Adrienne Cole talks about the challenges of the new job, her priorities and the fact repeal of House Bill 2 is a Chamber priority.

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Updated March 23

Life science firm PPD launches medical apprenticeships, targets vets

Jobs  Pharmaceutical Product Development, an international life science services firm with a major presence in the Triangle, is rolling out an apprenticeship program to train clinical research associates. PPD is especially targeting military veterans with medical backgrounds.

March 23

PPD's apprenticeship program: Clinical Research Associates

PPD Here's a look at the clinical research associate apprenticeship program announced by PPD on Thursday.

Updated March 23

Windsor Circle's CEO on pivot, layoffs: 'Buck stops with me'

When news broke that Windsor Circle, one of the Triangle's best-known emerging entrepreneurial companies, had laid off nearly half its staff, CEO and co-founder Matt Williamson didn't duck media questions. "Buck stops with me," he says. Some senior staff also were reduced to consulting roles, but Williamson insists the company;s culture hasn't been damaged.

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Updated March 23

Community colleges demo their power in workforce development

In a display of community college impact on jobs and the economy, representatives of nine CCs put on a far-reaching display Wednesday in Wilson. The president of Wilson Community College talks about the show, jobs, technology and more.

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March 23

Premium Lock Inside the Windsor Circle pivot: Why the change, why the layoffs?

Windsor Circle co-founder and CEO Matt Williamson explains why the company is changing its focus to larger customers - and why the move meant the layoffs affecting nearly half the firm's staff.

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March 22

Premium Lock SAS steps up analytics talent drive with $3.4M Clemson deal

Noting that "analytical talent is in short supply and high demand in today's business world," SAS is adding Clemson to a growing global university network focusing on creating a larger talent pool of potential data experts. SAS, meanwhile, is looking to fill hundreds of jobs.

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March 20

IBM's pledge to hire vets triggers mix of reactions, anger

IBM                           IBM's announced pledge Friday to hire 2,000 veterans and its public push about open jobs within the tech giant triggered a wave of reactions - many negative. Thinking about working for Big Blue? Check out what ex-IBMers have to say.

Updated March 17

IBM to hire 2,000 vets; hundreds of jobs available in Triangle (+ video)

IBM says it plans to hire 2,000 veterans over the next four years, part of the company's recent pledge to create 25,000 new jobs over the next four years. Several hundred jobs are posted in the Triangle and North Carolina. The tech giant also says it will offer free training for veterans.

Updated March 16

Research Triangle Foundation spells out CEO requirements, hires search firm

A search is underway for a CEO to lead the Research Triangle Foundation with executive search firm Elinvar having been hired to help find a new executive. In spelling out the requirements for the job, the foundation board stresses the importance of hiring an exec to implement the "Master Plan" adopted in 2012.

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March 16

Premium Lock As Oracle cuts jobs, no discussion in trash-talking earnings call

Larry Ellison Is the parking lot at the former, massive Tekelec headquarters in Morrisville a lot more vacant these days? Oracle is continuing to cut jobs, but in a conference call about its latest earnings report Chair Larry Ellison and other execs skip restructuring while Ellison trashes Amazon.

Updated March 15

Duke survey: Exec optimism at 14-year high, 'strong' hiring plans but ...

Optimism among US chief financial officers is at a 14-year high with companies planning "strong hiring and spending" this year, says a new survey from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and CFO Survey. However, they also have some concerns.

March 13

Premium Lock IBM lands 1,900 job, $1.7B outsourcing deal with Lloyds Banking

IBM                           Lloyds Banking in the U.K. is going to transfer some 1,900 computer systems jobs to IBM in a deal worth some $1.7 billion. But the vast majority of the workers transferred won't work at Big Blue for very long, a report says. Plus: IBM puts data on an atom, and IBM is sued by the state of Pennsylvania.

March 10

Durham drug firm Argos to slash 38% of work force - 46 jobs

Argos Durham-based Argos Therapeutics is cutting 38 percent of its work force (46) jobs in a cost-cutting move.

Updated March 9

Study: Transgender, LGBTQ+ communities not a threat to others in public spaces

HB2 debate   Contrary to one of the most often cited premises in so-called "bathroom bills" such as North Carolina's House Bill 2, transgender people do not pose a threat to others in public or private spaces, according to a new study from RTI International. Rather, the report concludes that transgender people as well as other members of the LGBTQ+ communities are at "high risk" of being victims of physical and sexual assault as well as other crimes.

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