Posts tagged “Employment”
Analysis: Automation was not the primary culprit behind manufacturing job losses, and now too little automation is depressing U.S. output and leading to stagnation in U.S. manufacturing, says a report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.
Three events focusing on various aspects of entrepreneurship are taking place in he Triangle in coming weeks. These are in addition to the CED Life Science conference. Here is an overview of upcoming events as provided by Innovate Raleigh.
As billions of devices become linked to the Internet of Things and people as well as governments and companies generate terabytes of data daily, the "data economy" is flourishing. But how can North Carolina best capitalize on this tech opportunity? A new report outlines several recommendations.
Corning Optical Communications already employs more than 3,000 people in five North Carolina facilities, including two of the world's largest fiber manufacturing sites in Midland and Wilmington and two of the largest fiber cabling plants in Winston-Salem and Hickory.
TBR believes enterprise IT buyers -- the very large American companies using India-centric offshore services vendors -- will continue skipping over the details around their IT vendor's country of establishment and find an IT services company that can offer savings at scale, likely through automation, and can deliver on the emerging technology promises of digital transformation, regardless of substantial policy changes.
There's no doubt that when a site selection consultant provides a report to a client company looking for a new home or expansion of a facility the level of cash incentives can be a tie breaker, and most CEO's will admit that cash incentives that help defray costs can be very attractive in the boardroom. The fact is that incentives are not, and should not, be limited to cash incentives or tax breaks which can have questionable financial impacts on the states or political subdivisions offering them.
In the latest N.C. securities filings news: Convergys, a customer experience outsourcing company, will lay off 169 employees at its Greenville location later this year, and Canopy Financial Advisors raises $1.2 million.
Some IBM workers as well as thousands of other tech company employees at Google and elsewhere continue to speak out against President Donald Trump. But in a letter to IBMers, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty defends her continuing role as a member of a Trump advisory committee.
In a major policy change, IBM has told its large number of remote workers, move into one of six regional offices or leave the company. The Register reports, citing a confidential video message to IBM employees.
More than any other concern as it relates to hiring and retention, finding and hiring top tech talent keeps executives up at night - more than keeping the team they have in place and more than staying competitive with regard to salary and bonuses. According to the just-released Harris Allied Tech Hiring and Retention Survey, half of all executives report that this is their biggest worry and that number has continued to grow.
Analysis: There may be some strong headwinds blowing against the Trump Administration's goal of doubling economic growth. Nonetheless, if the new President and his team want to focus on boosting economic growth, what factors should they consider?
Raleigh real estate mogul John Kane and the board of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership have not only selected a new CEO but also embarked on a new mission: Marketing and support rather than a more direct involvement in economic recruiting and development.
An Iranian researcher may not be able to assist a Duke University project to help paralyzed people walk again because of President Donald Trump's order halting travel to the U.S. from several predominantly Muslim countries.
William Dunk, a widely published author and blogger about all things Wall Street from his Global Province office in Chapel Hill, became one of the first contributors to Local TechWire at its launch 15 years ago. His advice about searching for meaning in career ("Is this all there is?") still rings true today. Here's a look back as part of TechWire's 15th anniversary observation.