Posts tagged “Employment”

October 20

Premium Lock Intervention could stem the decline of women in the US computing workforce

The share of women in the U.S. computing workforce will decline from 24 percent to 22 percent by 2025, according to new research from Accenture and Girls Who Code.But interventions beginning in junior high school could make a big difference

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Updated October 14

Cutting nearly 20% of Charlotte workers, Charter says workers could relocate, keep jobs

Layoffs        Charter Communications, the new parent of Time Warner Cable, will lay off 258 employees at its Charlotte location starting this November, according to a notice filed to the state Commerce Department. In a statement, Charter says the affected workers were offered the opportunity to keep their jobs if they chose tor elocate.

October 14

Analysis: Are there 'excesses' building that will trigger a recession?

Mike Walden Recessions can result when some part of the economy develops excesses. At the time of the excess build-up everything looks good. Indeed, the buildup occurs when individuals and businesses are optimistic. But like extra pieces of pie that might burst my belt, too much of an economic buildup can lead to an implosion sending the economy into a tailspin.

Updated October 13

Nearly 1,000 tech jobs available at today's RTP job fair

Looking for a job in high tech? Nearly 1,000 jobs from more than 15 Triangle area companies will be available at the "Come Tech Out" job fair today in Raleigh. Among the 16 highlighted employers participating are Cisco, SAS, and Allscripts.

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Updated October 10

Premium Lock Merged Dell-EMC confirms layoffs begin; up to 3K expected

Dell Technologies, the name for the recently merged Dell and EMC, has begun laying off some of the combined company's 140,000 employees. As many as 3,000 cuts are predicted, according to Bloomberg news. Dell confirmed layoffs started earlier this week but calls the number "not material." EMC has a large operation in the Triangle.

EMC has a data center in Durham EMC has a data center in Durham

October 7

Premium Lock Cree names president for lighting (+ career highlights), cuts some jobs

Cree logo Durham-based Cree is adding a new executive to help lead its LED lighting business. Plus: A look at the career experiences of the new executive. Meanwhile, the company is also making some layoffs.

October 5

Joan Siefert Rose: Why US should put out welcome mat for foreign entrepreneurs

Joan Siefert Rose We have been fortunate to attract people who see opportunities the rest of us miss. That's why I'm hopeful that the "startup visa" program for international entrepreneurs proposed by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will continue to put out the welcome mat for foreign-born innovators who create companies that, in turn, provide jobs and wealth.

Updated October 5

ABB to keep Power Grids unit which employs 500 in Raleigh

ABB, the international power and technology company that employs hundreds in the Triangle, says it will keep its Power Grids business unit rather than spin it off. That group has a huge presence in Raleigh, including a center of excellence for smart grids.

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October 3

Premium Lock North Carolina ranks 2nd in new bioproducts jobs

Biofuels   North Carolina's bioproducts-focused industry, ranging from biofuels to forest products and textiles, generated some 90,000 jobs and added more than $6 billion to the U.S. economy to rank among the nation's leaders, a new study says.

October 3

Pfizer workers brace for hundreds of layoffs in Rocky Mount

Pfizer Drug giant Pfizer could begin making hundreds of layoffs at its manufacturing plant in Rocky Mount as early as Tuesday.

Updated October 3

Premium Lock Exec: Expiring tax incentives to hurt clean energy jobs

Clean energy   The number of people employed in North Carolina's clean energy sector is up from 2015's 26,000 despite legislative setback. Preliminary 2016 numbers will be disclosed at the NC Sustainable Energy Association conference in Raleigh today and Tuesday. NCSEA updates what's happening in an exclusive interview with WRAL TechWire.

September 29

Novo Nordisk: Clayton expansion proceeds, no NC layoffs despite cost cuts

Drug giant Novo Nordisk, which operates a large insulin production plant in Johnston County, says it remains committed to the $1.8 billion expansion underway at the facility. However, the company has imposed a hiring freeze. It also announced 1,000 layoffs Thursday but the N.C. operation is not affected, a company spokesperson says.

Rendering of huge Novo Nordisk expansion Rendering of huge Novo Nordisk expansion

Updated September 29

Novo Nordisk cutting 1,000 jobs; impact in NC not yet clear

Drug giant Novo Nordisk, which operates a large insulin production plant in Johnston County, says it is laying off 1,000 workers. Most of the cuts will be made in Denmark, where the company is based. How many jobs might be lost in Clayton or the U.S. was not specified.

Rendering of huge Novo Nordisk expansion Rendering of huge Novo Nordisk expansion

Updated September 27

Lenovo cutting some 2% of work force, denies moving Motorola HQ to NC

Lenovo    Lenovo is laying off as many as 1,100 workers but isn't specifying where the job cuts are being made. Media reports based on unnamed sources say Lenovo's Motorola unit in Illinois is taking the brunt of the hit. However, Lenovo denies a report that it is moving the Motorola business unit to its North Carolina campus.

September 26

Corning Optical Communications adding 205 jobs in NC

Help wanted sign        Corning Optical Communications plans to add 205 jobs over the next five years at its facilities in Hickory and Winston-Salem.

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