Posts tagged “Employment”

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Premium Lock Think tank: How robots will save the U.S. economy

What America needs to drive economic growth and improve productivity is more computers, mobile broadband, cloud services, software tools, sensor networks, 3-D printing, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and, yes, robots.

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May 18

Finally! Media wakes to IBM telling remote workers to head back to office - or quit

News broke in February that IBM was going to start making remote workers head back to Big Blue Offices or leave the company. That means change-or-quit for thousands of workers, including an unknown number of Big Blue employees in North Carolina. The controversial topic has been discussed quite often since then but now The Wall Street Journal has made the mandate a front-page story. Finally, an important employment story should attract global attention.

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May 15

Premium Lock Robot future: IBM acts for jobs on a best-in-class way forward via public-private partnerships (+ video)

In the second of a two-part report abot robotics' threat to jobs for humans in the future, Geoff Woollacott, Senior Strategy Consultant and Principal Analyst at Technology Business Research, outlines ideas from IBM to help people stay employed.

May 15

Premium Lock Robot future: Before Bill Gates can tax C-3PO, IBM offers a better way forward

We are at the dawn of profound economic change spurred by technological innovation, which The New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman captures in his book "Thank You for Being Late." The underlying economic disruptions and dislocations are felt across the globe, especially in developed countries, where many political pollsters credit innovation for triggering the populist uprisings that led to the Brexit and President Trump and that have permeated the recent French presidential election cycle. So who has a better idea for dealing with this future? Bill Gates and taxing robots or IBM and forming partnerships to train workers?

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May 12

Facebook exec Sandberg talks life, death, equality at Bragg

Sheryl Sandberg, the No. 2 executive at Facebook, on Thursday thanked soldiers, military spouses and others at Fort Bragg for all of their sacrifices.

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May 11

Triangle tech events calendar is packed for May, beyond

A wide variety of events, including Moogfest and InnovateHER programs, are among highlights on the Triangle's tech calendar in coming weeks.

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Updated May 10

Credit Suisse gets $40m in tax breaks, adds 1,200 jobs in NC

​Credit Suisse is adding 1,200 jobs at its technology hub in North Carolina, which approved more than $40 million in tax breaks on Tuesday to lure the jobs away from the New York City area.

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May 10

IT jobs among the 550 insurance company AXA adding in Charlotte

New jobs     Insurance company AXA plans to add 550 jobs in Charlotte over the next five years, nearly doubling its local workforce.

May 9

SAS, Duke University, RTI top NC employers on Forbes 'Best Employers' lists

Forbes  SAS, Duke University and RTI International are among the world's best employers, according to two lists compiled by Forbes.

May 9

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals is hiring at NC manufacturing plant

New jobs     Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, an India-based global pharmaceutical company, is hiring at its pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in the Union County community of Monroe, outside Charlotte.

May 9

Sources: Credit Suisse to bring 1,000 jobs to Triangle

Credit Suisse Financial services firm Credit Suisse plans to bring more than 1,000 high-paying jobs to the Triangle, sources tell WRAL News.

Updated May 8

So how did NC earn top business site selection honor despite HB2?

NC tops Site Selection magazine competition Even the editors of Site Selection magazine acknowledge that the naming of North Carolina as the best business location "will come as a shock to some" in the wake of the 2016 controversy that swirled around the "bathroom bill" known as HB2. The editors explain why.

May 4

Apple: We're responsible for nearly 35,000 jobs in NC

Apple    Apple declares in a new report that it is responsible for creating nearly 35,000 jobs across North Carolina. The tech giant maintains multiple operations in the state, including retail stores and a mammoth data facility.

May 4

NY-based investor upset with Xerium Technologies over CEO change

Xerium A New York-based investor that owns 5.9 percent of Youngsville-based Xerium Technologies is upset with the paper products manufacturing company for replacing its chief executive officer just as its turnaround strategy begins to show results.

May 2

Survey: Triangle entrepreneurs remain optimistic for sales, hiring

Startups   Entering the second quarter of 2017, Triangle entrepreneurs remain just about as optimistic as they were when the new year began, according to the Quarterly Outlook of Triangle Entrepreneurs. And that's good news, says the exec running the survey.

May 2

Moogfest, Big Top partnering for reverse job fair

Moogfest Moogfest is partner with Chris Heivly's Big Top to put on a reverse job fair on the eve of the entertainment festival in Durham.

Updated May 2

NCSU study: Women face gender bias in open-source programming

Writing code   A study comparing acceptance rates of contributions from men and women in an open-source software community finds that, overall, women's contributions tend to be accepted more often than men's - but when a woman's gender is identifiable, they are rejected more often.

May 2

Cooper backs NC economic partnership, names new chair

Economy A Charlotte attorney who has been heavily involved in the city's chamber of commerce is the choice of Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's to head the board of North Carolina's private economic development arm, an effort Cooper said on Monday that he supported.

April 28

Mike Walden: What's the real story behind unemployment rates?

Mike Walden In any given month in North Carolina the unemployment rate varies by a wide margin among our 100 counties. For example, in February of this year, the jobless rate ranged from a low of 4.1 percent in Alexander and Orange Counties to a high of 15.3 percent in Hyde County. What's behind this big difference?

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