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Posts tagged “Employment”

Updated 11:31 a.m. today

Missouri suspends incentives in IBM jobs dispute; lesson for NC?

IBM                       The debate over state and local tax incentives designed to encourage companies to create jobs - an on-going, acrimonious battle in North Carolina - has led to the suspension of benefits for IBM in Iowa where the state says Big Blue isn't meeting its promises. A spokesperson disagrees: "I'm telling you quite directly that IBM has fulfilled its obligation to the state." So who is right?

Updated April 24

Premium Lock NetSuite exec: Look for many new jobs in Durham after $200M Bronto buy

California-based NetSuite is planning to add jobs - a lot of them - in Durham once its $200 million acquisition of Bronto Software, says Andy Lloyd, the firm;s general manager for commerce and products. In addition to growing Bronto's work force, NetSuite will base other people in the Bull City, he says.

NetSuite NetSuite

April 23

NC Senate debates options for jobs incentives programs

Jobs  The N.C. Senate continues to debate multiple options for job incentive programs, reports WRAL.com's Tyler Dukes. One bill already has been approved by the House.

April 22

Tech, pharma import-export firm bringing 96 jobs to Cary, Alamance County

Jobs        CBC Americas, which is part of a Japanese-owned conglomerate, is moving its corporate headquarters to Cary and is opening a distribution center in Alamance County, promising to create 96 jobs over the next five years.

Updated April 17

IBM tells McCrory it opposes NC Religious Freedom Restoration Act

IBM                       In a letter to Gov. Pat McCrory from Robert Greenberg, IBM's senior executive in North Carolina, the tech giant spells out "strong opposition" to North Carolina's proposed N.C. Religious Freedom Restoration Act.

April 16

Report: GSK shutting Pittsburgh office, eliminating 274 jobs

Layoffs       Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline, which already is cutting hundreds of jobs in the Triangle and in the Philadelphia area, is now in the process of closing an office in Pittsburgh where 274 people work, according to the Pittsburgh Business Times.

Updated April 15

Job growth study: Raleigh No. 2 in tech, No. 1 in STEM

Information Technology         A new study finds that the Raleigh metro area ranks just behind Austin in technology job growth over the past decade. But North Carolina's capital area is No. 1 in job growth related to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills. The news comes as GSK donates $1M to kickstart a N.C. STEM initiative.

Updated April 15

Red Hat CEO speaks out against 'divisive' rights legislation

Human Rights Campaign The "religious freedom law" debate is far from over despite recent changes made in Indiana and Arkansas religious freedom legislation, and another prominent voice in the high-tech industry has joined a growing list of executives speaking out against these laws: Red Hat's Jim Whitehurst.

April 13

Eisai cutting some 200 jobs but few at its RTP location

Layoffs       ​Eisai, the Tokyo-based global biopharmaceutical company, said only a "handful" of the company's 200-plus job cuts announced on Friday would involve the company's 190 employees in North Carolina.

April 10

"Blue-Blood Hustle": Building the most diverse tech hub by 2016

Talib Graves-Manns Amy Huffman reports in detail for ExitEvent: How American Underground is moving past rhetoric and into action with help from CODE2040 and a new Entrepreneur-in-Residence.

Updated April 3

Nearly 1/3 of Salix work force cut; new owner plans 'limited presence' in Raleigh

Salix        A total of 258 employees of Salix Pharmaceuticals in North Raleigh are to be laid off following the company's acquisition earlier this week by Canada-based Valeant Pharmaceuticals in a deal valued at more than $11 billion. The new owner plans to maintain a "limited presence" in Raleigh. The cuts - 289 in all - represent nearly a third of the Salix work force.

April 2

More high-tech execs, including Microsoft CEO and Cisco's No. 2, condemning Indiana law

Human Rights Campaign The top exec at Microsoft, the chief operating officer at Cisco and a host of other high-tech execs have added their names to a joint statement from the Human Rights Campaign in protest of the recently passed religious freedom law in Indiana and legislation that is pending in Arkansas. A bill is also planned in North Carolina. The execs join Apple CEO Tim Cook in saying such laws allow discrimination based on sexual orientation.

Updated April 1

High-tech execs join Apple's Cook in condemning Indiana law

Human Rights Campaign Executives from Cisco to Yelp, AirBnB to Zillo have signed a joint statement from the Human Rights Campaign in protest of the recently passed religious freedom law in Indiana and legislation that is pending in Arkansas. A bill is also planned in North Carolina. The execs join Apple CEO Tim Cook in saying such laws allow discrimination based on sexual orientation.

March 30

Experts: Silicon Valley sex bias case will embolden women despite verdict

​A long legal battle over accusations that a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital firm demeaned women and held them to a different standard than their male colleagues became a flashpoint in the ongoing discussion about gender inequity at elite technology and venture capital firms.

Ellen Pao speaks out Ellen Pao speaks out

March 27

Premium Lock Jury deliberations to resume in Silicon Valley sexual bias lawsuit

Silicon Valley Sexual Discrimination ​Jurors who will decide the outcome of a much-watched gender discrimination lawsuit against a prestigious Silicon Valley venture capital firm are set to enter their third day of deliberations.

March 27

Premium Lock Microsoft wants US suppliers to give employees paid time off

New Microsoft logo Microsoft said Thursday that it will push its U.S. suppliers to give their employees paid time off -- but that only applies for the staffers that do work for Microsoft.

March 26

Premium Lock Forbes: Quintiles, SAS, Citrix, Google, UNC Health among top employers

Forbes  In a survey of 20,000 American workers, several technology and life science companies as well as other employers with strong North Carolina connections crack the top ranks of "Forbes' "America's Best Employers" list. Among them: Quintiles, SAS, Citrix, Google, Apple as well as three health systems and two universities.

March 26

Premium Lock Silicon Valley sexual discrimination lawsuit goes to jury

Silicon Valley Sexual Discrimination  ​Jurors were set to begin their second day of deliberations on Thursday in a gender-bias case that has drawn attention to the treatment of women in Silicon Valley.

Updated March 25

Premium Lock Google Fiber expands; Jim Goodnight's venture play; non-GMO food label; new Instagram app; GSK's next HQ in Asia

Bulldog Bulletin In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: Google Fiber is expanding; Jim Goodnight's new venture play is biotech; a proposed label for non-GMO foods; Instagram has a new app; and GSK is building a new Asian headquarters.

March 25

Premium Lock Life beyond GSK: The entrepreneurial career options

Biotech   At an event put on by the North Carolina Biotechnology Center and supported by GlaxoSmithKline, more than 300 people who are losing their jobs at GSK through layoffs gathered to hear about possible options for future employment. "There is life beyond GSK," former GlaxoWellcome CEO Robert Ingram tells the crowd.

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