Posts tagged “Employment”

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Premium Lock Trade vs. productivity: What caused US manufacturing's decline and how to revive it

Unemployment Analysis: Automation was not the primary culprit behind manufacturing job losses, and now too little automation is depressing U.S. output and leading to stagnation in U.S. manufacturing, says a report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

8:26 a.m. Tuesday

Crowdfunding, 'High Five,' Pendomonium events highlight regional entrepreneurial event calendar

Three events focusing on various aspects of entrepreneurship are taking place in he Triangle in coming weeks. These are in addition to the CED Life Science conference. Here is an overview of upcoming events as provided by Innovate Raleigh.

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Updated 7:28 a.m. Tuesday

Report spells out strategy for how NC can cash in on 'data economy'

Big data  As billions of devices become linked to the Internet of Things and people as well as governments and companies generate terabytes of data daily, the "data economy" is flourishing. But how can North Carolina best capitalize on this tech opportunity? A new report outlines several recommendations.

Updated 6:50 a.m. Tuesday

Corning to expand NC optical fiber plants, add 410 jobs

Fiber optic network                      Corning Optical Communications already employs more than 3,000 people in five North Carolina facilities, including two of the world's largest fiber manufacturing sites in Midland and Wilmington and two of the largest fiber cabling plants in Winston-Salem and Hickory.

6:00 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock Analysis: Automation, not policy, will kill H-1B visas

Immigration graphic TBR believes enterprise IT buyers -- the very large American companies using India-centric offshore services vendors -- will continue skipping over the details around their IT vendor's country of establishment and find an IT services company that can offer savings at scale, likely through automation, and can deliver on the emerging technology promises of digital transformation, regardless of substantial policy changes.

9:59 a.m. Monday

Premium Lock Incentives beyond tax breaks are crucial to economic growth

Economy There's no doubt that when a site selection consultant provides a report to a client company looking for a new home or expansion of a facility the level of cash incentives can be a tie breaker, and most CEO's will admit that cash incentives that help defray costs can be very attractive in the boardroom. The fact is that incentives are not, and should not, be limited to cash incentives or tax breaks which can have questionable financial impacts on the states or political subdivisions offering them.

February 16

Premium Lock QuintilesIMS, ABB, IBM, Cisco crack 'Most Admired Companies' list

Fortune Life science giant QuintilesIMS and several other companies with a major presence in the Triangle are among the firms cracking the latest "World's Most Admired Companies" list from Fortune.

February 15

Premium Lock Filings: Convergys laying off 169 in Greenville; Canopy Financial raises $1.2M

North Carolina Business News Wire In the latest N.C. securities filings news: Convergys, a customer experience outsourcing company, will lay off 169 employees at its Greenville location later this year, and Canopy Financial Advisors raises $1.2 million.

Updated February 14

IBM's top exec defends Trump role in letter to employees

Some IBM workers as well as thousands of other tech company employees at Google and elsewhere continue to speak out against President Donald Trump. But in a letter to IBMers, IBM CEO Ginni Rometty defends her continuing role as a member of a Trump advisory committee.

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Updated February 10

IBM to remote workers: work in an office or leave

IBM In a major policy change, IBM has told its large number of remote workers, move into one of six regional offices or leave the company. The Register reports, citing a confidential video message to IBM employees.

February 10

Premium Lock Finding, keeping tech talent top worry for execs

More than any other concern as it relates to hiring and retention, finding and hiring top tech talent keeps executives up at night - more than keeping the team they have in place and more than staying competitive with regard to salary and bonuses. According to the just-released Harris Allied Tech Hiring and Retention Survey, half of all executives report that this is their biggest worry and that number has continued to grow.

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February 6

Premium Lock Red Hat adding 60 jobs in Ireland, investing $13M

Red Hat Red Hat is investing some $13 million and adding as many as 60 jobs as part of an expansion of its operations in Ireland.

February 3

Economist: How can we get to 4% economic growth?

Mike Walden Analysis: There may be some strong headwinds blowing against the Trump Administration's goal of doubling economic growth. Nonetheless, if the new President and his team want to focus on boosting economic growth, what factors should they consider?

Updated February 2

John Kane's vision for Research Triangle Regional Partnership: Marketing, branding

Raleigh real estate mogul John Kane and the board of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership have not only selected a new CEO but also embarked on a new mission: Marketing and support rather than a more direct involvement in economic recruiting and development.

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February 1

Premium Lock Recruiting firm: Google dominates in talent poaching

Help wanted        Research from talent recruiting firm Talentful shows that Google dominates other high-tech firms when it comes to poaching talent. Microsoft is its biggest target, Talentful says.

January 31

Charter Communications hiring 215 for sales jobs

Help wanted sign        Charter Communications is adding 160 new jobs and hiring 215 people overall for inbound sales positions.

Updated January 31

Travel ban could block Iranian researcher from Duke project

Immigration debate An Iranian researcher may not be able to assist a Duke University project to help paralyzed people walk again because of President Donald Trump's order halting travel to the U.S. from several predominantly Muslim countries.

January 31

TechWire@15: Advice for the ages on careers - 'Is this all there is?'

William Dunk, a widely published author and blogger about all things Wall Street from his Global Province office in Chapel Hill, became one of the first contributors to Local TechWire at its launch 15 years ago. His advice about searching for meaning in career ("Is this all there is?") still rings true today. Here's a look back as part of TechWire's 15th anniversary observation.

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