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For the second year, Paradoxos attracted more than 1,000 people to participate in more than twenty established cultural events in the heart of downtown Durham. Organizers were targeting more than 2,000 people across the twenty events, and seem to have missed that mark by quite a bit. So what happens next?
Clean energy investments have attracted billions of dollars and created thousands of jobs in recent years throughout North Carolina, according to a new study released on Monday.
The daily average of advertised openings for information technology jobs across North Carolina improved slightly last month but remains well below 2013 levels.
The second Paradoxos festival in the Bull City aims to "take over downtown" in an event that celebrates all things tech and culture. After a jobs fair and the launching of a mural, today's schedule includes a "Build-a-Thon" and a talent show featuring teams from tech companies.
Hundreds of people pack "Jobs Under the Big Top," a reverse job fair in which companies recruit people for open positions. One company pays $1,000 for the chance to make a pitch to the crowd at the event in Durham, which kicks off the annual Paradoxos festival. WRALTechWire's Jason Parker reports for our Insiders.
Vivek Wadhwa: For decades, the best and brightest minds from American business schools were attracted to Wall Street. But at least since the financial crisis, high-tech companies have become an increasingly appealing destination. In this spirited debate, two heavyweight thinkers argue over the respective merits of these two diverse career paths.
Joe Procopio, founder of ExitEvent and a columnist for WRALTechWire, offers his perspective on the Jobs Under the Big Top reverse jobs fair event and its tie-in this year with the Pradoxos festival in Durham. ExitEvent and WRALTechWire are news partners.
Lenovo has already secured office space in RTP for some 2,000 IBMers who are expected to be transferred as part of then $2.3 billion deal for Big Blue's x86 server business. But Bloomberg news reports that the deal faces a "perfect storm of issues" in winning U.S. government approval. It's deja vu 2005 all over again.
Smashing Boxes Founder Nick Jordan guarantees he can take 30 people off the streets of Durham and turn them into junior developers in three months. We're not joking. The company today announced a partnership with The Iron Yard, a coding academy based in cities across the southeast, to train up to 30 new developers for the Triangle's tech economy.
The North Carolina JOBS Act enables a new way of funding startups and small business in our state known as investment crowdfunding. The bill could pass in the General Assembly session that opens May 14.
Justin Miller, Raleigh's 'tattooed guy, is having a blast representing the city as its "ambassador" at the South by Southwest festival. He's shown off his "Sir Walter the Bat" tattoo, too. But don't expect to share all that's happened on the RV trip to Austin and back. Sounds like he's been to Vegas ...
The "help wanted" sign remains on at the headquarters of high-tech services firm I-Cubed on N.C. State's Centennial Campus. They have 20 jobs open right now and expect to add more. Just this week, the privately held company bought an analytics group in Chicago. CEO Donald Thompson Jr. talks about what's driving his company's success.
"Today, we're sharing some details of the work Facebook's Connectivity Lab is doing to build drones, satellites and lasers to deliver the internet to everyone," says Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. And Facebook is hiring to support the effort, including two open jobs at its North Carolina data center.
I-Cubed, a 31-year-old Raleigh firm that focuses on helping manufacturing firms solve technical problems and offers product lifecycle management solutions, has acquired a Chicago company focused on supply chain analytics. And it has some big-name customers. Earlier this month, I-Cubed announced an expansion of its headquarters at NCSU's Centennial Campus.
IBM on Monday reportedly began telling workers in its x86 server business whether they would be transferring to Lenovo or not. IBM won't comment, but Lenovo reaffirms its stated commitment to hire some 2,000 IBMers in RTP alone. Meanwhile, the proposed IBM-Lenovo deal receives government approval in India.
A complete technology reboot with new PCs and keeping jobs in North Carolina - Those are the goals of a huge computer purchase that the State Employees' Credit Union is fulfilling in a deal with Lenovo.
Startups are looking a lot different than they did just a few years ago. Founders and even employees are getting older on average, more established in their lives, and with more responsibility than the average early-twenties dorm-room founder. Work/life balance is finally starting to become part of the startup equation, and for the right reasons. It's not that you need to do these things because you'll go crazy if you don't, it's because you'll be a better entrepreneur and make a better startup if you do.
After making a visit to Wilmington, ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman says she is impressed by the "beach town's business prowess and left me excited for future trips back to tell the stories being created there."
"Jobs Under the Big Top" will take place under a real tent, and the jobs fair at which companies pitch for employees will kick off the second Paradoxos festival in Durham next week.