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Posts tagged “Employment”

7:42 a.m. yesterday

Wake Tech lands $3.9M grant to train 450 for cybersecurity jobs

Wake Tech Wake Tech, along with support from Wake County Economic Development and the Capital Area Workforce Development Board, plan to launch a program for "at least" 450 people to train for jobs in cybersecurity after winning a $3.9 million federal grant.

Updated 2:18 p.m. Monday

CRO Veristat to open Triangle office, is already hiring

New jobs     Veristat, a contract research organization that works with life science companies, plans to open an office in the Triangle area later this year. Some positions are already being filled.

Updated June 22

New NCSU-led hub to focus on worker skills, tech adoption costs

A new federally backed high-tech hub to be hosted at N.C. State will have a mission of addressing worker skills as well as adoption costs for new technology. The Obama Administration named NCSU as the host of a southeast hub for the new Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute.

President Obama announces new initiative President Obama announces new initiative

June 20

Industry group hails new solar manufacturing jobs

Solar energy      An India-based company's decision to build a solar panel manufacturing facility in Halifax is good news for North Carolina's clean industry sector, says the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association.

June 16

Vivek Wadhwa: Democracy is a great thing, except in the workplace

Vivek Wadhwa Guest opinion: Business leadership is not a popularity contest; the best companies are run by enlightened dictators, writes former Triangle tech entrepreneur turned academic and author Vivek Wadhwa.

June 16

Silicon Valley startup brings emerging cloud tech, jobs to Triangle

CloudGenix, an emerging player in "cloud" technology through its software-defined networking rather than traditional routers, will formally open its new Raleigh operation next week. CEO Kumar Ramachandran will be in the Triangle to discuss the company, its technology, and the new jobs it's bringing.

June 15

Startup InHerSight explores workplace gender diversity

InHerSight InHerSight recently relocated to Durham with hopes to grow its 45,000-user job search and rating platform for women.

Updated June 9

NC life science jobs surge past 70,000 for first time

New jobs     North Carolina's life science jobs continue to grow at more than triple the national average, pushing the total number of people employed in the sector statewide above 70,000 for the first time, according to a new report.

Updated June 8

Triangle headlines: NC in Fortune 500; TWC being 'bullied;' H-1Bs in Charlotte; Metabolon deal

Triangle headlines In our latest wrapup of Triangle headlines from other publications, catch up on reports about the new Fortune 500 and what North Carolina firms made it as well as news about Time Warner Cable, Metabolon and an investigation into H-1B visas in Charlotte.

June 8

Premium Lock Good news for workers (job demand, pay) in new surveys

Headlines about a new Duke University economic survey focus on how political worries are driving down optimism. But buried inside the report is good news for people wanting jobs - and those who have them, such as bigger pay raises. Another survey also forecasts growth in hiring.

Updated June 7

Report: $2B-plus wave of 'offshore' life science projects boosts NC

North Carolina's Biotechnology Center will be touting growth in the state's life science industry this week at the BIO conference in San Francisco. Among the highlights: At least 12 new or expansion projects over the past year from companies not based in the US with stated commitments totaling well over $2 billion.

Rendering of huge Novo Nordisk expansion Rendering of huge Novo Nordisk expansion

Updated May 31

Premium Lock Citing need for tech workers, report says computer science ed must be 'urgent priority'

STEM News "Despite surging demand, computer science education is only just beginning to gain traction in U.S. school systems," says a new report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation. "Policymakers should expand access to rigorous, high-quality courses in both high school and college."

Updated May 31

Premium Lock Red Hat CEO seeks to drive change with 'Catalyst-in-Chief,' his 2nd book

If running global open source leader Red Hat wasn't taxing enough already ... CEO Jim Whitehurst continues to contemplate the many challenges facing corporations as they seek to manage ongoing digital disruption. He shares some of those thoughts in a new book.

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Updated May 30

Premium Lock Did you know you can learn SAS skills for free?

Help wanted      If you want to cash in on the results of a new Money survey that shows knowledge of SAS skills leads to higher pay, you can acquire those skills for free. Here's how.

Updated May 27

Premium Lock Tech, law firms drive recent job growth, expansions in Raleigh

Jobs        Expansions by technology and law firms are driving job growth in Raleigh. Wake County Economic Development says seven expansions were announced in April. So far this year, Wake County says there have been 15 new and expansion announcements totaling 431 jobs and $19.5 million in investment.

May 27

Premium Lock Survey: If you want to make more $$$, learn SAS

A new survey from Money magazine finds that employees who learn how to use statistical analysis, data mining, data warehousing and data modeling - some of the key skills offered by Cary-based SAS - will earn pay boosts of 5 percent or more. At 6.1 percent, statistical analysis is tops for pay bumps. Other needed skills: Wrangling new tech, strategic thinking and managing the bottom line.

Money Magazine SAS Career Skills Money Magazine SAS Career Skills

Updated May 26

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: Trump's iPhone manufacturing in US idea isn't crazy

Vivek Wadhwa Former Triangle tech entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa, now an author, academic and frequent blogger, says Apple bringing iPhone manufacturing to the U.S. from China is not a far-fetched idea.

Updated May 25

Premium Lock Exclusive: Development execs explain how Raleigh won Silicon Valley firm's expansion, jobs

WalkMe's decision to locate a regional operation in Raleigh, which could lead to hundreds of jobs, is a major economic win for Raleigh, Wake County and the Triangle. In these post-HB2 days, how did the victory come about - especially without the lure of tax incentives? WRAL TechWire gets the inside story from two of the economic development execs who helped secure the Silicon Valley startup's expansion.

Welcoming WalkMe to Raleigh Welcoming WalkMe to Raleigh

Updated May 25

Premium Lock Silicon Valley software firm WalkMe plans to hire 'hundreds' in Raleigh

New jobs     WalkMe, a Silicon Valley-based software firm, has opened an office in Raleigh and plans to hire "hundreds" of people over the next several years. The firm already lists 11 open positions in Raleigh.

May 25

Premium Lock HPE gets smaller; Microsoft job cuts; Toyota backs Uber; fed's IT antiquated

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: HP Enterprise is selling its services group; Microsoft cuts jobs in mobile unit; Toyota decides to invest in Uber; and a new report says the federal government is spending billions on antiquated technology.

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