Posts tagged “Employment”

Updated July 10, 2008

Premium Lock Eaton to take over abandoned Flextronics plant in Youngsville

Eaton International manufacturing firm plans to transfer 100 people who will make electrical products at Franklin County facility. Some new jobs could be created, company says.

Tags: Layoffs
Updated July 8, 2008

Premium Lock INC Research lays off 3% of North American workforce

 Global contract research organization says it remains committed to expanding headquarters in Raleigh.

Updated July 3, 2008

Premium Lock CED lays off five staff members as part of ‘right-sizing’ moves

 The entrepreneurial organization had become ‘too large,’ says incoming board chair Stephen Wiehe. Board wants CED to be better stewards of members’ donations, funds, he adds. Current chair Mary Musacchia says moves follow a review of CED’s focus and purpose.

July 1, 2008

Premium Lock EA star leaves to start iPhone games company Ngmoco

 VentureBeat: ‘We are finally at the place where we can reinvent the experiences and the economics of the mobile games business,’ says former EA exec Neil Young. ‘The industry has been stagnant for a few years. I feel the iPhone is a real opportunity to change that industry.’

Updated June 27, 2008

Premium Lock Insomniac Games hopes to clone its mega-selling success in Raleigh

Alien on the prowl in Resistance 2. Presence of other gaming companies, region’s workforce and support for interactive entertainment industry are key factors to expand to Triangle, says Insomniac founder.

Updated June 24, 2008

Premium Lock Nortel’s troubled past in headlines once again

 Analysis: The charges are yet another reminder to many investors that Nortel was rocked by an accounting scandal and that it has taken years and a lot of work by senior management to push the company forward.

Updated June 20, 2008

Premium Lock State jobless rate jumps to 5.8% – highest in four years

Unemployment More people are seeking jobs to help cope with gas, food prices while companies are hiring fewer people. Number of people holding jobs is down 9,700 from a year ago.

Updated June 17, 2008

Premium Lock A lot fewer people are ‘standing’ at N&O, McClatchy today as newspapers struggle to change

 Update: Layoffs should have come as no surprise. However, the AP in its coverage of the story noted that the McClatchy move – about 1,400 jobs across the nation’s third largest newspaper chain – was an “unusually broad and deep effort to contain costs”

Tags: Layoffs
June 12, 2008

Premium Lock Nanotechnology pioneer, IBM vet to lead new nano program in Greensboro

nanotech Joint effort of UNC Greensboro, North Carolina A&T picks James Ryan as first dean.

Updated June 12, 2008

Premium Lock Signs of new media times: Google CEO wants to 'help' newspapers, Web publishers

Google In rapidly changing media world, Eric Schmidt says his firm has a 'moral imperative' to monetize the Web.

Updated June 11, 2008

Premium Lock Report: GSK is trimming some R&D positions in RTP

GlaxoSmithKline GlaxoSmithKline is laying off some 350 people involved in research and development, and an unspecified number of those affected work at GSK's operations in the Triangle.

Updated June 11, 2008

Premium Lock Politics stall Golden LEAF hiring process for new president

 Current leader Valeria Lee agrees to stay on the job for another three months.

Updated June 9, 2008

Premium Lock Mobile software developer picks Triangle for new office, plans 50 hires

 Novarra, a venture-backed firm based in Illinois, plans to open technical operation in RTP area by end of the month. Among its recruiting targets: Employees laid off by Motricity.

Updated May 28, 2008

Premium Lock WUNC radio general manager to lead Council for Entrepreneurial Development

Joan Siefert Rose CED board picks Joan Siefert Rose to replace long-time leader Monica Doss. Rose has served on CED board over past four years. Rose led aggressive growth campaign at public radio station.

May 28, 2008

Premium Lock High-tech firm to pour $5M into augmented reality development at Georgia Tech

 Media Power also opens office in Atlanta for subsidiary that will work with Tech’s visualization lab on ‘AR’ research.

Updated May 19, 2008

Premium Lock Targeting government, SAS establishes new subsidiary

 More than 50 people will be reassigned to new group, other hires to be made, software giant says.

Updated May 19, 2008

Premium Lock Brighter future looms for Kannapolis where biotech is replacing textiles

Five years after a cataclysmic shutdown, a Kannapolis site will hum again – but to the sound of PCs, not looms

Updated May 16, 2008

Premium Lock N.C. unemployment rate rises to 5.4% – highest since August 2005

Unemployment State did add 3,306 jobs, but unemployment jumped by 7,882. Jobs are available, but landing one can be challenging, the N.C. Employment Security Commission says.

Tags: Layoffs
May 14, 2008

Premium Lock H-1Bs: Can I recoup the costs of my visa holders who quit?

 TechLaw: Most tech companies do not flinch at the prospect of sponsoring a highly qualified foreign national for an H-1B visa. Nor are the fees incurred in obtaining the visa important – at least not until the visa holder quits only a few months after the fees have been paid. Can the employer require the employee to pay those fees back if the employee leaves before the end of the visa term?

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