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Posts tagged “Employment”

Updated 8:49 p.m. Wednesday

Clayton celebrates 'huge' Novo Nordisk expansion

Clayton and Johnston County celebrated a big win in the competition for high-paying jobs Wednesday when Novo Nordisk announced plans to expand its plant there by almost 700 employees.

Updated 7:12 p.m. Wednesday

Novo Nordisk adding nearly 700 jobs in Johnston County expansion

Novo Nordisk in Clayton Novo Nordisk is expanding its drug-making presence in Johnston County with a facility that will add 691 jobs. The average wage will be $68,420. Novo Nordisk plans to invest $1.2 billion in the new facility. The state commits more than $18 million in incentives to the project.

7:29 a.m. Wednesday

Look for big life science jobs announcement today in Johnston County

New jobs    State and county executives are expected to announcement a big economic development project that will create "several hundred full-time" jobs in Johnston County. And WRAL TechWire is told that the deal is with a life science company.

3:38 p.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock Exclusive Q&A: Why Jennifer Bosser took Triangle Cleantech Cluster job

Over the past five years, few names have been more associated with economic development in Wake County than Jennifer Bosser. But as of Sept. 1, Bosser will become the first executive director of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership's CleanTech cluster. Why is she taking the job? What's the mission?

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Updated 6:23 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock North Carolina's Inc. 5000 members - with a Triangle spin

Dollar sign      CEOs at private companies seldom - if ever - openly disclose revenues and profits. But each year thousands open the books hoping to make the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest-growing private companies. And the latest list offers interesting insight into some of the Triangle's prize up-and-comers.

August 21

Uber lawsuit grows; pushback at Netflix over benefits; Twitter stock falters; K4Connect makes deal; Duke's drone lab

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and science news: San Francisco broadens lawsuit against Uber; Netflix faces protests over baby benefit; Twitter's stock falters; good news for Raleigh startup K4Connect; and Duke is opening a drone lab on the coast.

August 20

Sprout's 'little pink pill' OK means more jobs, questions for doctors

Addyi Sprout Pharmaceuticals' little pink pill hasn't even hit pharmacy shelves, but it's already having an effect on the Raleigh company and on women's relationships with their physicians. Plus, there are more jobs coming at the company.

August 19

White collars turning blue? Possible impact on employers of proposed revisions to regulations governing overtime pay for 'white collar' workers

Ward and Smith, P.A.   TechLaw: The Department of Labor has proposed rules to dramatically limit the ability of employers to classify "white collar" employees as exempt from overtime pay requirements.

August 18

Vivek Wadhwa: You can leave the office, but there's no getting away from work

Vivek Wadhwa Netflix recently announced an unlimited paid-leave policy that allows employees to take off as much time as they want during the first year after a child's birth or adoption. It is trying to one-up tech companies that offer unlimited vacation as a benefit. These are all public-relations ploys and recruiting gimmicks. No employee will spend a year as a full-time parent; hardly any will go on month-long treks to the Himalayas. Employees will surely take a couple of weeks off, but they will still be working--wherever they are. That is the new nature of work.

August 18

NC launches app for job seekers; Google's wireless router and a new cheap phone; Dish can't use credits for FCC bid; Darkcode guilty plea

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: North Carolina's Department of Commerce releases a new app for job seekers; Google launches a wireless router; Google also unveils a new, cheap smartphone; the FCC says Dish Network can't use credits in airwave auction; and a guilty plea in the marketplace.

Updated August 17

Money magazine: Apex is No. 1 place to live

Apex Apex is the No. 1 place to live in the U.S. says Money magazine. In addition to a "charming downtown" and "top-notch schools," the town of 42,150 also draws high marks for "high-paying tech-industry jobs that help make the quality of life here second to none."

August 17

Premium Lock Consulting, energy firms need 'other' skills beyond software, engineers

Cleantech Consulting and energy industry firms are looking for people with skills beyond what you might expect for tech-related firms. Their "other" needed skills rank higher than software and programming as well as engineers, a new survey from RTI International finds. So what do these firms need?

Updated August 17

Premium Lock Tech execs' wish list for Triangle education: STEM and more

STEM education news High-tech and energy sector employers have a "wish list" for educators and policy makers to follow if Triangle firms are going to find workers in the future that meet skill set demand. What's on it?

Updated August 17

Survey: RTP tech, energy firms look to hire 3,300 - with right skill sets

Help wanted sign      One company is expecting to add 200 jobs and 84 percent of companies participating in a new survey say they will be looking to hire people over the next one to five years. But the survey conducted by RTI International for the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster so finding people with certain high-tech skills remains difficult.

August 17

Premium Lock Triangle tech, energy execs offer A-to-Z wish list for how to boost economic growth

Economic development In a new survey conducted by RTI International for the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, 123 executives from tech and energy firms were asked what "kind of support" they wanted in order to boost economic growth. From lower taxes to more marketing, education, mass transit and training, here is the full list.

Updated August 14

The Chicago massacre: Lenovo gutting 25% of Motorola work force

A reorganization of Lenovo's smartphone operations in June included the ousting of its top mobile executive. On Thursday, Lenovo went much further:Motorola will take over as the lead on smartphone development but at the same time its Chicago headquarters work force is being gutted by 25 percent. Lenovo is making other cuts, too, but those include 7 percent in the Triangle and 10 percent overall across corporate white collar jobs.

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Updated August 13

Lenovo to cut 7% of work force in Triangle - 230 jobs

Lenovo banner at a trade show        Lenovo, the world's top PC manufacturer and a leader in mobile phone, tablet and server sales, is slashing 3,200 white-collar jobs in a cost-cutting move. The cuts come after the company, which operates its global executive headquarters in Morrisville, says profits plummeted in its most recent quarter amid falling smartphone and struggling PC sales. Most of the cost-cutting talk focuses on Motorola.

Updated August 13

Premium Lock Why the cuts? Lenovo's top exec explains in his own words

Yang Yuanqing    In a conference call with analysts, Lenovo chair and CEO Yang Yuanqing spells out his reasons for cutting 3,200 jobs - all in white-collar positions - and reorganizing the smartphone business.

Updated August 13

Pharmaceutical firm moving North American HQ to Raleigh

Xellia Pharmaceuticals, a company based in Denmark, is moving its North American headquarters to Raleigh from Illinois. The move means an expansion of the company's existing operations in the Triangle.

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Updated August 10

We need your help to tackle IT gender gap, writes Red Hat intern

Diversity Kristen DeMaria, a senior at Elon University and an intern at Red Hat, writes in a blog at that everyone in the IT industry needs to pitch in to help address the gender gap. How? By educating young women and girls about potential career possibilities.

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