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Clayton and Johnston County celebrated a big win in the competition for high-paying jobs Wednesday when Novo Nordisk announced plans to expand its plant there by almost 700 employees.
Novo Nordisk is expanding its drug-making presence in Johnston County with a facility that will add 691 jobs. The average wage will be $68,420. Novo Nordisk plans to invest $1.2 billion in the new facility. The state commits more than $18 million in incentives to the project.
State and county executives are expected to announcement a big economic development project that will create "several hundred full-time" jobs in Johnston County. And WRAL TechWire is told that the deal is with a life science company.
Over the past five years, few names have been more associated with economic development in Wake County than Jennifer Bosser. But as of Sept. 1, Bosser will become the first executive director of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership's CleanTech cluster. Why is she taking the job? What's the mission?
CEOs at private companies seldom - if ever - openly disclose revenues and profits. But each year thousands open the books hoping to make the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest-growing private companies. And the latest list offers interesting insight into some of the Triangle's prize up-and-comers.
Uber lawsuit grows; pushback at Netflix over benefits; Twitter stock falters; K4Connect makes deal; Duke's drone lab
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and science news: San Francisco broadens lawsuit against Uber; Netflix faces protests over baby benefit; Twitter's stock falters; good news for Raleigh startup K4Connect; and Duke is opening a drone lab on the coast.
Sprout Pharmaceuticals' little pink pill hasn't even hit pharmacy shelves, but it's already having an effect on the Raleigh company and on women's relationships with their physicians. Plus, there are more jobs coming at the company.
Netflix recently announced an unlimited paid-leave policy that allows employees to take off as much time as they want during the first year after a child's birth or adoption. It is trying to one-up tech companies that offer unlimited vacation as a benefit. These are all public-relations ploys and recruiting gimmicks. No employee will spend a year as a full-time parent; hardly any will go on month-long treks to the Himalayas. Employees will surely take a couple of weeks off, but they will still be working--wherever they are. That is the new nature of work.
NC launches app for job seekers; Google's wireless router and a new cheap phone; Dish can't use credits for FCC bid; Darkcode guilty plea
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology news: North Carolina's Department of Commerce releases a new app for job seekers; Google launches a wireless router; Google also unveils a new, cheap smartphone; the FCC says Dish Network can't use credits in airwave auction; and a guilty plea in the Darkcode.com marketplace.
Apex is the No. 1 place to live in the U.S. says Money magazine. In addition to a "charming downtown" and "top-notch schools," the town of 42,150 also draws high marks for "high-paying tech-industry jobs that help make the quality of life here second to none."
Consulting and energy industry firms are looking for people with skills beyond what you might expect for tech-related firms. Their "other" needed skills rank higher than software and programming as well as engineers, a new survey from RTI International finds. So what do these firms need?
One company is expecting to add 200 jobs and 84 percent of companies participating in a new survey say they will be looking to hire people over the next one to five years. But the survey conducted by RTI International for the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster so finding people with certain high-tech skills remains difficult.
In a new survey conducted by RTI International for the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, 123 executives from tech and energy firms were asked what "kind of support" they wanted in order to boost economic growth. From lower taxes to more marketing, education, mass transit and training, here is the full list.
A reorganization of Lenovo's smartphone operations in June included the ousting of its top mobile executive. On Thursday, Lenovo went much further:Motorola will take over as the lead on smartphone development but at the same time its Chicago headquarters work force is being gutted by 25 percent. Lenovo is making other cuts, too, but those include 7 percent in the Triangle and 10 percent overall across corporate white collar jobs.
Lenovo, the world's top PC manufacturer and a leader in mobile phone, tablet and server sales, is slashing 3,200 white-collar jobs in a cost-cutting move. The cuts come after the company, which operates its global executive headquarters in Morrisville, says profits plummeted in its most recent quarter amid falling smartphone and struggling PC sales. Most of the cost-cutting talk focuses on Motorola.
Xellia Pharmaceuticals, a company based in Denmark, is moving its North American headquarters to Raleigh from Illinois. The move means an expansion of the company's existing operations in the Triangle.
Kristen DeMaria, a senior at Elon University and an intern at Red Hat, writes in a blog at opensource.com that everyone in the IT industry needs to pitch in to help address the gender gap. How? By educating young women and girls about potential career possibilities.