Posts tagged “Employment”

1:21 p.m. yesterday

Triangle business, economic teams ramp up Amazon HQ2 project bid

Research Triangle Regional Partnership A united front to put together a response to Amazon's request for proposals to land its $5 billion HQ2 project and some 50,000 jobs is being put together by local business and economic development teams. A group met on Tuesday. Here's a look at what's happening.

1:11 p.m. yesterday

Homework or startup? Chapel Hill student balances both with venture Jobalo

Max Alway-Townsend, a senior at East Chapel Hill High School, is balancing his homework with starting a new business that's already raised $70,000. On Wednesday, he also pitched to investors at the CED Tech Venture Conference, one of the largest such events in the southeast.

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Updated 7:23 a.m. Wednesday

Premium Lock Melinda Gates: VC industry 'needs to clean up its act' (+ video)

Only 6% of VC partners today are women, Melinda Gates says, and a mere 3% of companies led by women get VC funding. The venture capital community "needs to clean up its act," she says.

Updated 1:31 p.m. Tuesday

Startup profile: All Elements, aiming to align employers, workforces (+ video)

Can technology help employers better align their workforces with the firm's strategic goals? Yes, says Durham startup All Elements.

Updated 5:51 p.m. Monday

Wilson Community College students get credit they didn't realize they'd earned

In the North Carolina Community College System, credit courses can lead to certification in any number of fields, and usually requires the completion of four courses in that field. These certificates can be résumé boosters and desired by employers.

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Updated September 15

Startup profile: EmployUs, turning employee referrals into hires (+ video)

EmployUs is one of the highest profile emerging companies presenting at the CED Tech Venture Conference, given the increasing challenge of finding and hiring the right employees as the unemployment rate shrinks and a shortage of workers with the right skills grows. Here's the story.

September 14

Premium Lock Report: Simulated work-based learning offers workforce improvement benefits

Workforce training  A new report prepared by Triangle-based RTI International for the U.S. Department of Education finds that worked-based simulated learning programs offers multiple benefits for workforce development.

Updated September 13

Startup profile: Compatica, targeting workplace incident data

Compatica, a startup based in Cary, is bringing to market a workplace incident recording and management system that its CEO says promotes "accurate, timely, and complete of point-of-incident data collection."

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Updated September 13

Infosys President: Workforce talent, education are keys to NC expansion (+ video)

Availability of a talented workforce and access to the North Carolina Community College System are at the top of the list of reasons why Infosys selected Raleigh for 2,000 new jobs, says the firm's president and deputy chief operating officer.

Updated September 12

Exclusive: Infosys 'absolutely' commits to expansion in Raleigh despite management changes, will hire Americans

In an exclusive Q&A, Infosys President Ravi Kumar says the India tech giant remains "absolutely" committed to expansion in North Carolina despite management changes within the company. He explains in detail why Infosys picked Raleigh, as announced Tuesday, for a 2,000 job commitment. He also says Infosys will hire American workers.

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September 12

Tech services firm to hire 300 in Triangle, pay up to $250K

Help wanted sign        Conduent Business Services, a global firm with 95,000 employees spread across 60 countries which was formerly part of Xerox, is looking to hire 300 people in the Triangle. The jobs are full time and offer salaries as high as $250,000, the company says.

Updated September 11

Premium Lock John Kane: Government must 'lead the efforts' to land Amazon HQ2

John Kane, the mastermind behind the continuing evolution of Raleigh's North Hills into one of the southeast's premier multi-use developments, sees the Triangle as being a legitimate contender for Amazon's mammoth HQ2 project. But he also says government has to take the lead in wooing Jeff Bezos and company for the deal.

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September 11

Startup profile: Notable, an app to help employers find, retain handicapped employees (+ video)

A Charlotte-based startup is aiming to tackle both sides of the problem facing handicapped who want to find workers and employers who want to find, train and retain talented employees who have "barriers to employment."

Updated September 8

Premium Lock Duke survey: Hiring 'right employees' is execs' biggest concern (+ video)

Companies' inability to hire the "right employees" and retain current workers is the top concern of executives, according to Duke University's latest business survey. The findings reflect those of a survey from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants last week. Plus: Watch a video summary. And: Execs' top concerns, 1-10.

September 8

NC economic development officials stay mum on Amazon HQ2

New jobs     NC Commerce Secretary Tony Copeland and the Economic Development Partnership for North Carolina are staying mum about the mammoth Amazon HQ2 project, although Copeland says "North Carolina has a great story to tell." But two other groups are very open about their interest.

Updated September 8

Research Triangle Foundation: RTP is 'perfect solution' for Amazon HQ2 project

Leaders at the research Triangle Foundation wasted no time when news broke before dawn that Amazon was shopping for a second headquarters worth $5 billion and 50,000 jobs. They are already working on a proposal and lining up partners.

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Updated September 8

Amazon's HQ2 shopping list is tailor-made for RTP

A review of Amazon's "key preferences and decision drivers" for a new, second headquarters worth $5 billion or more and coming with 50,000 jobs matches very well with Research Triangle Park as a destination. Here's why.

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September 7

Premium Lock So who are the other top contenders for Amazon HQ2?

Speculation is rampant over what metro areas hold the most allure for a second Amazon headquarters and the project's $5 billion investment along with 50,000 jobs. Here are some leaders, based on media and other reports.

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Updated September 7

Amazon plans $5B investment, 50,000 jobs in search for 2nd HQ

Seattle-based Amazon is launching a search for a second headquarters site, promising to invest more than $5 billion and create as many as 50,000 "high-paying jobs." Amazon wants proposals by Oct. 19.

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