Posts tagged “Employment”

May 4

NY-based investor upset with Xerium Technologies over CEO change

Xerium A New York-based investor that owns 5.9 percent of Youngsville-based Xerium Technologies is upset with the paper products manufacturing company for replacing its chief executive officer just as its turnaround strategy begins to show results.

May 2

Survey: Triangle entrepreneurs remain optimistic for sales, hiring

Startups   Entering the second quarter of 2017, Triangle entrepreneurs remain just about as optimistic as they were when the new year began, according to the Quarterly Outlook of Triangle Entrepreneurs. And that's good news, says the exec running the survey.

May 2

Moogfest, Big Top partnering for reverse job fair

Moogfest Moogfest is partner with Chris Heivly's Big Top to put on a reverse job fair on the eve of the entertainment festival in Durham.

Updated May 2

NCSU study: Women face gender bias in open-source programming

Writing code   A study comparing acceptance rates of contributions from men and women in an open-source software community finds that, overall, women's contributions tend to be accepted more often than men's - but when a woman's gender is identifiable, they are rejected more often.

May 2

Cooper backs NC economic partnership, names new chair

Economy A Charlotte attorney who has been heavily involved in the city's chamber of commerce is the choice of Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper's to head the board of North Carolina's private economic development arm, an effort Cooper said on Monday that he supported.

April 28

Premium Lock Mike Walden: What's the real story behind unemployment rates?

Mike Walden In any given month in North Carolina the unemployment rate varies by a wide margin among our 100 counties. For example, in February of this year, the jobless rate ranged from a low of 4.1 percent in Alexander and Orange Counties to a high of 15.3 percent in Hyde County. What's behind this big difference?

April 27

Premium Lock Opinion: Trump tax plan is silent on boosting productivity, competitiveness

Innovation The Trump administration released [on Wednesday] the outlines of the president's proposal for tax reform. While some of the provisions are critical for boosting U.S. economic growth, like a lower corporate tax rate and a so-called "territorial" system for taxing companies' foreign profits, the plan is silent on many other key measures that are necessary to boost productivity and competitiveness

April 24

Premium Lock 'Rewriting the Code:' Shepherding college women into tech careers

Triangle-founded nonprofit accepts inaugural class of 150 female student fellows in computer science and technology majors.

Lucy Zhang and Annie Haueter are two Rewriting Code's fellows Lucy Zhang and Annie Haueter are two Rewriting Code's fellows

Updated April 24

Premium Lock Sheryl Sandberg picks 'Option B' in her book on resilience

Though perhaps best known as Facebook's No. 2 executive, Sheryl Sandberg is also a mentor, a mother, a billionaire and an author. When her husband Dave Goldberg died suddenly in 2015 while they were vacationing in Mexico, she added "widow" to the list.

April 24

Premium Lock Report: IBM's top exec pay package 'now worth $65M'

IBM's total compensation package for Chair and CEO Ginni Rometty is worth far more than $33 million, says Bloomberg news service. "[H]er compensation is now worth $65 million, or almost twice as much as her reported pay," Bloomberg says. citing how IBM values stock options. She's now among the top 10 best-paid CEOs even though IBM has posted declining revenues over the past five years under her leadership.

IBM's Ginni Rometty        IBM's Ginni Rometty

Updated April 20

Premium Lock Datathon at Duke offers big talent recruiting opportunity, says former Red Hat exec

A datathon taking place at Duke on Friday offers a significant recruiting opportunity for Citadel, a $26 billion hedge fund, and Citadel Securities, says the former Red Hat executive L.J. Brock who is chief people officer at Citadel. He explains the event and what the firms are looking for in an exclusive interview. (Plus, Brock discusses his favorite Red Hat memories.)

L.J. Brock L.J. Brock

Updated April 20

Premium Lock Report: Raleigh/Cary makes top 10 list of job markets for college grads

Raleigh's growing skyline  Raleigh and Cary tied for the 10th spot on a list of the top 20 best job markets for new college graduates by online employment site, ZipRecruiter. Healthcare leads industry employers in the region, the report says.

Updated April 19

Premium Lock Smart grid firm moving HQ to Cary from Silicon Valley, bringing 130 jobs

A smart grid software and communications company plans to move its headquarters from Silicon Valley to Cary, bringing 130 jobs to the Triangle, officials said Tuesday.

April 19

Premium Lock Trump orders review of H-1B visas + A look at the program

Turning back to the economic populism that helped drive his election campaign, President Donald Trump signed an order Tuesday he said should help American workers whose jobs are threatened by skilled immigrants. Plus: A detailed look at the H-1B program, which is designed to help recruit immigrant workers.

April 18

Premium Lock Tech foundation warns Trump on H-1Bs: Mend program, don't end it

As President Trump signs an executive order regarding the H-1B Visa program, the head of the Information Technology and Innovation says the president should aim to "mend" not end the program.

April 18

Premium Lock H-1B applications plunge as Trump prepares to sign crackdown

Applications by employers wanting H-1B visas plunged below 200,00 - the first decline since 2013 - as President Trump prepares to sign an executive order in a crackdown on the program.

April 11

Premium Lock Google refutes charges, says there is no gender pay gap

The company said it conducts "rigorous analyses" that its pay practices are gender-blind and found "no gender pay gap" in 52 major job categories it analyzed last year. Google added that analysts who calculate suggested pay don't have access to employees' gender data.

April 10

Premium Lock Real apprenticeships: Building a work force, not a TV show

Shifting dynamics in the work place and the potential work force, i.e. lack of skilled workers, create an imperative to develop education systems and training programs, especially at the community college and post-high school level, that recognize the skills and credentials that are needed by employers to properly grow their businesses. An apprentice program being offered by Duke Energy is an example of what some companies are doing.

Joe Magno Joe Magno

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