Posts tagged “Employment”
President Obama's changes in immigration don't go far enough to satisfy the high-tech sector, which has been demanding more visas. Entrepreneurs and venture capitalists had sought broader changes as well.
Avalara, a venture capital-backed company focused on providing sales tax compliance solutions, is opening a new office in Durham and expanding its Triangle headcount by some 80 jobs. A local office will be moved to Durham from Raleigh.
Forbes' "America's Smartest Cities" report shows North Carolina has plenty of "smarts" outside of the Capital City. While Raleigh ranks No. 7 among the 51 largest cities, Wilmington actually scores better nationally at No. 5 overall among 380 metro areas. Asheville and Durham-Chapel Hill also crack the top 15.
Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers is transforming the hardware-focused networking gear giant into what he wants to be the world's No. 1 "full IT" company. That means offering more services. And the executive leading that transition tells an investors conference how Cisco is creating a services-oriented workforce. Cisco has laid off thousands of workers over the past two years but has continued to hire in service-oriented areas and in new efforts such as its "Intercloud." So What did Edzard Overbeek have to say?
A new survey from the Human Rights Campaign finds that a record number of companies, including seven in North Carolina, received perfect scores in corporate inclusion for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender employees. Bank of America, Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC and GlaxoSmithKline are among those receiving a "100" on the Corporate Equality Index.
Analysis: It's time for the political quagmire and stalemate to give way to compromise and good governance. Immigration reform surely cannot wait. President Obama should turn his party's Senate defeat into a victory for America, writes former Triangle tech entrepreneur turned academic and author Vivek Wadhwa.
Good news for information technology job seekers: The daily average of advertised job listings across North Carolina surged 6 percent in October to 3,780. Leading the way is a big demand for systems and engineering support.
Charlotte business executive is the chair and 16 other men and women from across the state will sit on the newly formed board of directors which will oversee the recently formed N.C. Economic Development Partnership.
Information technology services and consulting firm says it will add 500 jobs in Charlotte at a new service center by 2018. North Carolina commits some $5 million in tax incentives if job commitments are met.
Republicans may have won on a vast scale nationally in elections last week but a local loss in the Triangle has cost backers of crowdfunding legislation in North Carolina a key ally. However, supporters of the NC JOBS Act plan to keep pushing.
Quintiles, Metabolon CEOs headline CED biotech conference; diversity in emojis?; AT&T hiring in Triangle; AT&T's big buy; YouTube amends copyright
In today's Bulldog wrapup of technology and life science news: The CEO of Quintiles along with the CEO of Metabolon headline the CED's biotech conference; Those emojis you like to use may soon come in colors; AT&T is hiring in Raleigh; AT&T making a big buy in Mexico; and YouTube amends copyright form.
IBM is said to be making huge job cuts but few people in the U.S. know about it because the reductions are taking place in India. Some reports say the cuts are hitting as many as one third of the 165,000 Big Blue workers there. Meanwhile, IBM's CEO is replacing the head of Global Technology Services, the biggest revenue driver for the tech giant.
North Carolina's newly minted public-private partnership set up to create jobs across the state revealed its five major donors last week, among them Duke Energy and software firm Red Hat as well as Lenovo, the world's No. 1 PC manufacturer. In all, the group has raised $440,000 - $190,000 more than required by law authorizing the organization.
IT service providers continue to consolidate headcount across regions while seeking to optimize global delivery operations though automation. Technology Business Research Inc.'s (TBR) semiannual Global Delivery Benchmark documents vendor performance, attrition and utilization rates, as well as market, growth and profit drivers across 14 of the largest systems integrators.
A small start-up company said Monday it would create hundreds of jobs when it moves into a massive, former Philip Morris USA cigarette plant to build batteries that it says will help power companies save energy and work more efficiently.
#WTWTrends for Wednesday: Tech Out, Building Q, Venture Atlanta, #UNCReport, TwitterFlight Trending in the Triangle
Trending in the Triangle: Get the pulse of technology in the Triangle with the best in local technology, venture, biotech, and life science news on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 as curated by @WRALTechWire.
Big names, like Allscripts and DeutscheBank Global Technology, sat alongside up-and-comers like Ansible, growing companies like Dude Solutions and Bronto, and newcomers like Avalara. All of the companies were vying for talent ranging from developers to marketers, and everything in between. And hundreds of applicants showed up. What do employers want? And what are workers looking for? WRAL TechWire Insider Ann Revell offers an exclusive report with plenty of answers.