Posts tagged “Employment”

6:55 a.m. Tuesday

Premium Lock Longtime board member rips Infosys founder in management dispute

Infosys  The in-fighting among top management at India tech giant Infosys is breaking out in the open with a new letter from a former board member and senior executive lambasting Infosys founder Narayana Murthy for disputes that led to the sudden departure of CEO Vishal Sikka on Friday.

2:14 p.m. Monday

32 emerging NC tech startups receive $1.9M in state matching grants

Grants Thirty-two emerging tech and life science companies across North Carolina are getting more startup runway funding thanks to nearly $2 million in North Carolina funding that matches federal grants they won earlier.

7:01 a.m. Monday

Infosys reaffirms commitment to bring 2,000 jobs to Wake County

Infosys, the India-based high-tech firm that recently announced plans to bring 2,000 jobs to Wake County, has reaffirmed its commitment to that expansion following the resignation of its CEO on Friday.

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August 18

How RTP's 'The Future of Talent' strives to prevent Uber-like culture crises

A New York nonprofit funding and supporting social ventures partners with the Research Triangle Foundation on "The Future of Talent" event series and research project.

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Updated August 18

Mike Walden: Should everyone have a basic income?

Mike Walden Mark Zuckerberg, the billionaire founder of Facebook, recently caused a stir by throwing his support behind the idea of a guaranteed basic income. Just speaking to my neighbors, colleagues at work and friends at the gym, I've noticed that he certainly has set off some passionate conversation about the merits - or demerits - of the idea.

August 18

CEO of Infosys, which is bringing 2,000 jobs to Wake County, resigns

Vishal Sikka, managing director and CEO of Infosys, resigned on Friday during a board of directors meeting. The board accepted his resignation, effective immediately.

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August 17

Startup profile: Jobalo aims to help high schoolers find jobs

Jobalo, a Chapel Hill startup, wants to make more job opportunities available for high school students. Jobalo is among the emerging companies participating in the CED's annual Tech Venture Conference.

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Updated August 16

Premium Lock WeWork to open 81K square feet coworking space in Raleigh

Fast-growing WeWork confirms that it will open a coworking space operation in Raleigh. Plus: A list of amenities WeWork offers.

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Updated August 16

Raleigh rises to No. 4, Durham tumbles in best cities for tech workers survey

North Carolina's capital city, which didn't even make the top 25 in a 2014 study and was No. 25 just two years ago, is now the nation's No. 4 best city for tech workers, according to a new study. Durham, meanwhile, fell to No. 37 from No. 2.

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August 16

How a lack of business coverage is hurting our state

News coverage  Guest opinion: The decline of business news coverage in the main media outlets in the state is harming the economy. A lack of objective news and information about what's going on at businesses, particularly small, entrepreneurial companies that dominate the state, means that investors, consumers and executives often don't know what's going on.

August 15

Amazon to create 600 jobs at new Kannapolis distribution center

Amazon  Amazon will expand its footprint in North Carolina with a new distribution center to be built in Kannapolis that will employ at least 600 people.

August 15

Jobs, jobs: NC lands chemical plant, Revlon, Allstate expansions

Help wanted sign        North Carolina's economy is getting a boost from three different companies with a mix of high-tech positions included.

August 14

Dystopia or utopia? Jobs, education, the future and you

Help wanted          What is the future for jobs? Is it dystopian or utopian? Seems technology really isn't giving we humans much of a choice. Unless we continue to fight back. Thus a WRAL TechWire package about the challenges facing us in workforce development.

Updated August 14

Premium Lock 21st century's biggest challenge? Tech changing how we work, who works

We are going through what many economists think is the big issue of the 21st century, Dr. Mike Walden, North Carolina State University economist, says. That is, "How technology is rapidly changing how we work and who works."

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August 14

Premium Lock Jobs and work: 'What won't technology be able to do next?'

Parents, students, employers, educators, workers - those still working and those hoping to find and keep jobs - face remarkable challenges in coming years: What havoc and opportunities will the continuing rapid evolution of technology create?

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Updated August 14

Premium Lock UNC President: Higher education needs to change

Margaret Spellings, president, University of North Carolina, said she has been reading some disturbing polling. "No one thinks the status quo in higher education is working well." And she says changes are in order.

Margaret Spellings, president, University of North Carolina Margaret Spellings, president, University of North Carolina

Updated August 11

Execs: NC must change education to win job wars

States and countries that figure out how to compete in the coming jobs wars will be big economic winners, Lewis Ebert, president and CEO of the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce declared e at the Chamber's 2017 Education Conference. Many corporate and government leaders agreed with him.

Reading matters panel at NC Chamber Educaition Conference Reading matters panel at NC Chamber Educaition Conference

August 11

Premium Lock Wake Tech president: Avoid 'analysis paralysis' in attacking skills gap

Too often, people in education suffer from "analysis paralysis," Dr. Stephen Scott, president of Wake Technical Community College tells the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce Conference. Don,'t, he says. Attack in partnership with private sector.

Dr. Stephen Scott, president, Wake Technical Community College Dr. Stephen Scott, president, Wake Technical Community College

Updated August 11

Premium Lock How to win job wars: Execs talk strategies for workforce readiness

New jobs     IBM says it "can't hire enough creatives." Many other firms are looking to fill jobs. How can N.C. produce more workers to address a growing skills gap? Strategies for workforce readiness were a key topic of discussion at the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce Conference on Education. Here are some examples.

August 11

Google CEO Pichai cancels 'town hall' on gender dispute (+ videos)

Google CEO Sundar Pichai has canceled an internal town hall meant to address gender discrimination on Thursday after employee questions for management began to leak online from the company's internal messaging service. Plus: Watch videos from Bloomberg and ABC about James Damore who was fired by Google but stands by his memo.

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