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Drug giant Novo Nordisk, which operates a large insulin production plant in Johnston County, says it remains committed to the $1.8 billion expansion underway at the facility. However, the company has imposed a hiring freeze. It also announced 1,000 layoffs Thursday but the N.C. operation is not affected, a company spokesperson says.
Drug giant Novo Nordisk, which operates a large insulin production plant in Johnston County, says it is laying off 1,000 workers. Most of the cuts will be made in Denmark, where the company is based. How many jobs might be lost in Clayton or the U.S. was not specified.
Lenovo is laying off as many as 1,100 workers but isn't specifying where the job cuts are being made. Media reports based on unnamed sources say Lenovo's Motorola unit in Illinois is taking the brunt of the hit. However, Lenovo denies a report that it is moving the Motorola business unit to its North Carolina campus.
Top officials for Monsanto and Bayer defended their proposed $66 billion merger before skeptical senators on Tuesday, insisting that the deal would lead to greater investments in technology that could help American farmers. Syngenta, Dow AgroSciences and DuPont also defend deal plans.
So how can companies drive more diversity within their own ranks of management and employees? Consulting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers cites 10 lessons learned from its own efforts, starting with: Make a business case for diversity then make it "resonate" within your firm.
IBMers are lighting up a Facebook page with reports across the country about a new round of layoffs. IBM's campus in RTP is taking a hit. It's the third cut in jobs so far this year. To add insult to billfold pain, the IBMers have been told their last day at work will be in November, which means they miss out on IBM's 401K contribution this year. IBM confirms that layoffs are underway.
Prescient, which officials said has a design platform that offers a faster and more cost-effective alternative to conventional building, will invest more than $18.8 million in the facility at North Carolina Commerce Park near Mebane.
The US Department of Homeland Security is going to make it easier for foreign entrepreneurs to stay in the country if they and their startup companies meet certain criteria to ensure they provide a "significant public benefit." That includes creating jobs and drawing investors to their US companies.
Metrics Contract Services is investing $3.5 million in a 15,000-square-foot specialized drug stability storage expansion in Greenville that will triple its current capacity as part of a larger $80 million expansion. It plans to hire 110 scientists and technicians.
EmployUs is off to a fast start, having already won an NC IDEA grant and successfully closing on investment capital. The Raleigh startup takes its employer-job seeker message next to CED Tech Venture as a presenting firm.
Backed by Google Ventures and Stanford University's X-fund, emerging entrepreneurial firm MindSumo is helping college students and possible employers avoid mismatches while at the same time crowdsourcing innovation. It's one of the "showcase" companies for the upcoming CED Tech Venture Conference.
A new General Assembly is coming to the Triangle - and it's not made up of politicians. This General Assembly is a fast-growing workforce training startup that plans to open an operation somewhere in RTP in coming months. GA is looking for a local manager - and space. In an exclusive interview, WRAL TechWire talks with the firm's general manager for campus education and operations about why GA is coming to the Triangle plus how GA differs from competitors.
Analysis: Cisco this week announced plans to cut 5,500 jobs as the networking giant continues to pivot from its traditional networking hardware reliance to software and services. Those revenues have grown for 53 consecutive quarters. Technology Business Research analyst Elitsa Bakalova takes a look at what's happening.