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Posts tagged “Employment”

Updated October 17

Premium Lock Cisco's Chambers on layoffs: '13 cuts 'most painful decision;' '14 layoffs 'hardest decision'

If Cisco workers being tossed overboard by John Chambers can find solace in the pain felt by the boss - well, just remember this: What Chambers said Thursday in Chicago about the latest cuts is nearly identical to what he said when layoffs were made last year. Deja vu all over again. Crocodile tears? You decide.

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October 17

NC award for Bob Ingram; CED's parties; Amazon hiring 80,000; AMD layoffs; FBI warns on phone encryption

Bulldog In today's Bulldog wrapup on technology and life science news: Former GSK exec Bob Ingram to receive NC honor; the CED plans 30th anniversary parties; Amazon is hiring big time; AMD is cutting jobs; and the FBI director warns against cellphone encryption.

October 16

Cisco is cutting 5% of its work force in RTP

Cisco's campus on Kit Road in RTP As part of a massive reorganization, Cisco is cutting 5 percent of its RTP-based workforce, or some 225 jobs. The networking giant disclosed the specific number of its in a notice to the state of North Carolina.

October 15

Baby benefit: Facebook, Apple pay for egg freezing, sperm donors

Women in business Silicon Valley's biggest companies have long offered cushy perks to attract top talent and keep workers happy logging scores of hours on the job. But beyond day-to-day luxuries, Facebook and Apple will now give up to $20,000 in benefits to help employees pay for infertility treatments, sperm donors and even to freeze their eggs. The move comes amid stiff competition for skilled engineers, and as many of the biggest firms try to diversify their male-dominated ranks to include and appeal to more women.

Updated October 14

Premium Lock Father knows best? My 2 daughters learn plenty at Triangle Startup Weekend: Women

WRAL TechWire Insider columnist Joe Procopio takes his nine-year-old twin daughters to Triangle Startup Weekend: Women for some inspiration. So did it work? Are they on track to become future entrepreneurs? Insider subscribers can find out.

Joe Procipio's daughters sign up for Startup Weekend Joe Procipio's daughters sign up for Startup Weekend

Updated October 14

Fiber changes face and place of Triangle work force

Access to widespread, high-speed, always-on connectivity is a necessity for business and a boon to public safety, leaders involved in the evolution of the internet said Monday at "Fiber Transforms the Triangle," a half-day conference presented by WRALTechWire at SAS.

October 10

September surprise: NC high-tech job openings tumble 6%

In what is described as a surprise, the number of information technology jobs publicly advertised on a daily basis across North Carolina fell 6.1 percent last month. So reports the North Carolina Technology Association. But perhaps saddest of all is this: Job openings remain below those posted in September of 2013 and 2012. However, job demand spikes in a few categories.

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October 10

Should NC go after new auto plant? Incentives are at core of debate

Tax incentives Analysis: Given the economic benefits a new auto plant would bring, it seems like courting one for North Carolina is a "no-brainer." So what's the issue? The issue is the "I" word - incentives. In today's competitive economic environment, it is unlikely an auto factory will come to a state without being provided incentives.

Updated October 9

227, the renovated former Wachovia building in Downtown Raleigh, lands big tenant

A 10-story office building at 227 Fayetteville Street - formerly a Wachovia Bank - and touted as a new multi-million-dollar tech hub for Downtown Raleigh has its first major tenant: eTextbooks firm Vital Source.

A logo for the 227 project A logo for the 227 project

Updated October 9

Premium Lock 'We are not done:' Massive Cisco reorganization affects 25,000 workers

Cisco's campus on Kit Road in RTP Cisco is doing more than just laying off some 6,000 workers as part of a reorganization. the company also is switching up to 25,000 people in its routing and switching engineering group to two large work groups from individual teams, sources tell Business Insider.

October 8

Google-backed MindSumo, which matches students and jobs, opens Durham office

The co-founders envision MindSumo becoming a sort of LinkedIn for college students and young graduates, eventually providing a critical mass of candidates so recruiters would pay for access to the database. But the bread and butter of the site is that extra level of insight into the candidates as a result of the challenges they complete, writes ExitEvent Editor Laura Baverman.

Updated October 6

Premium Lock Quintiles shutting down its continuing education business

Quintiles       Quintiles, the world's largest life science services company, is closing down its medical education business, the company tells WRAL TechWire, as part of a reorganization.

Updated October 6

Sprint layoffs; INC's new exec; FCC fines Marriott for Wi-Fi jamming; Red Hat's petabyte upgrade; Facebook's research changes; EU Oks WhatsApp deal

Bulldog In today's wrapup of tech and life science news: Sprint is cutting jobs; INC Research adds new exec; Marriott fined $600,000 for Wi-Fi jamming; Red Hat scales up enterprise services; Facebook tightens research guidelines; and the EU OKs $19 billion Facebook-WhatsApp deal.

Updated October 3

Drug firm Patheon adding 488 jobs in Greenville expansion

Help wanted sign  Patheon, a provider of pharmaceutical-related services, is expanding its drug manufacturing plant in Greenville and will add 488 jobs as part of the project. The company is receiving tax incentives as part of the deal.

October 3

Durham drug firm Argos to add 230 jobs, gets $9.5M in incentives

One of North Carolina's most high-profile homegrown life science companies, Argos Therapeutics, is about to build a 100,000-square-foot state-of-the-art biomanufacturing facility in the Research Triangle Park.

Architect's rendering shows planned 100,000-square-foot Argos biomanufacturing facility in RTP. Architect's rendering shows planned 100,000-square-foot Argos biomanufacturing facility in RTP.

Updated October 2

Premium Lock How to recruit talent: Selling your company to potential employees

How do you recruit these days? In this environment, where talent is king and startups are plenty, it really is a job seeker's market for those who have the skills and the experience to help us do what we do. So here's first-hand advice from WRAL TechWire Insider Joe Procopio, who also is vice president of product development at fast-growing Automated Insights in Durham.

Here's a recruiting tool: View of the Bulls from AI's office Here's a recruiting tool: View of the Bulls from AI's office

Updated October 2

Premium Lock Enough with 'tastes like chicken' jokes: Durham firm is serious about feeding world

For more than 15 years, the father-son team that created technology which help turn chicken feathers into chicken feed have heard all the chicken jokes there are. You know, turning chicken droppings into ... well, whatever. But BRI International is serious about feeding the world, and a new product as well as a new distributor program just help make that dream a reality. Oh, BRI also is hiring. WRAL TechWire Insiders get the exclusive story.

September 30

Pearl Therapeutics expanding, adding jobs in Durham

IT jobs Pearl Therapeutics, a California-based respiratory drug development subsidiary of AstraZeneca, is hiring and expanding its Durham operations.

September 30

RTP happenings: 'Reverse' job fair, Internet of Things meetup

Tech Jobs Under the Big Top More than 80 open jobs will be available Tuesday evening at the Big Top Reverse Job Fair in Durham. Meanwhile, advocates for the emerging Internet of Things will gather in Raleigh.

September 29

#WTWTrends for Monday: CellBreaker, IBM, Lenovo, Durham Innovation District trending in the Triangle

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 Monday as curated by @WRALTechWire.

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