Posts tagged “Employment”

March 10

Durham drug firm Argos to slash 38% of work force - 46 jobs

Argos Durham-based Argos Therapeutics is cutting 38 percent of its work force (46) jobs in a cost-cutting move.

Updated March 9

Study: Transgender, LGBTQ+ communities not a threat to others in public spaces

HB2 debate   Contrary to one of the most often cited premises in so-called "bathroom bills" such as North Carolina's House Bill 2, transgender people do not pose a threat to others in public or private spaces, according to a new study from RTI International. Rather, the report concludes that transgender people as well as other members of the LGBTQ+ communities are at "high risk" of being victims of physical and sexual assault as well as other crimes.

Updated March 9

Survey: Execs' economic optimism highest since 2004

A new survey of finance executives finds enthusiasm about the U.S. economy at the highest level since 2004, the latest in a series of reports from consumer confidence to job growth that point to economic growth. That enthusiasm is likely to mean more jobs and corporate hiring with execs saying they plan more of both.

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Updated March 9

Key Findings in 'Violence and LGBTQ+ Communities What Do We Know, and What Do We Need to Know?'

HB2 debate The authors of RTI's newly published study of "Violence and LGBTQ+ Communities" cite five "key findings."

March 9

RTI: 3 'potential strategies' to deal with anti-LGBTQ+ victimization

Diversity  The lead author of RTI International's study of victimization against members of LGBTQ+ communities spells out three "potential strategies" for dealing with public safety issues.

Updated March 8

Oracle won't comment on report of 'huge' layoffs in Morrisville

Layoffs described as "huge" that hit "all departments" at Oracle's operations in Morrisville on Tuesday have cost a lot of former Tekelec workers their jobs, but Oracle refuses to comment.

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Updated March 6

Energy storage firm adding 200+ jobs in $251M Concord expansion (+ video)

​Alevo Group S.A., a Swiss-based energy storage company, will add more than 200 jobs to its manufacturing facility in Cabarrus County as part of a $251 million expansion. Plus: Watch a video about the company's technology.

March 6

Pendomonium event highlights regional entrepreneurial event calendar

Three events focusing on various aspects of entrepreneurship are taking place in he Triangle in coming weeks. These are in addition to the CED Life Science conference. Here is an overview of upcoming events as provided by Innovate Raleigh.

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Updated March 1

Report: NC's life science sector drives double-digit job growth

New data shows that North Carolina's life science ecosystem continues to flourish with companies across the state increasing employment by 11 percent since 2010. But even more impressive is the industry's impact on related employment with jobs tied to life science surging by 15 percent. After a dip in 2014, related jobs surged by 31,000 in 2016.

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Updated February 28

Premium Lock Commerce Secretary: Life science industry helping create NC's future

Biotech   "North Carolina is one of the best places in the world for life sciences and a rich place to invest because of our universities and our talent," Anthony Copeland tells the CED Life Science Conference in Raleigh. "It's one of the few states where a product can go from lab to manufacturing. Time and again, people find inspiration in NC."

Updated February 28

Premium Lock Cempra cuts 2/3 of workers, stock falls 21% after drug falls short in study

Layoffs        ​Clinical-stage drug maker Cempra saw its stock price fall 21 percent after it cut 67 percent of its workforce and reported earnings that missed analyst expectations, according to the financial results released Tuesday.

February 28

Premium Lock Startup EmployUs raises another $230,000 (+ video)

EmployUs, a Triangle startup that has developed a mobile hiring app, has raised another $230,000 in capital.

February 21

Premium Lock Trade vs. productivity: What caused US manufacturing's decline and how to revive it

Unemployment Analysis: Automation was not the primary culprit behind manufacturing job losses, and now too little automation is depressing U.S. output and leading to stagnation in U.S. manufacturing, says a report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

February 21

Premium Lock Crowdfunding, 'High Five,' Pendomonium events highlight regional entrepreneurial event calendar

Three events focusing on various aspects of entrepreneurship are taking place in he Triangle in coming weeks. These are in addition to the CED Life Science conference. Here is an overview of upcoming events as provided by Innovate Raleigh.

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Updated February 21

Premium Lock Report spells out strategy for how NC can cash in on 'data economy'

Big data  As billions of devices become linked to the Internet of Things and people as well as governments and companies generate terabytes of data daily, the "data economy" is flourishing. But how can North Carolina best capitalize on this tech opportunity? A new report outlines several recommendations.

Updated February 21

Premium Lock Corning to expand NC optical fiber plants, add 410 jobs

Fiber optic network                      Corning Optical Communications already employs more than 3,000 people in five North Carolina facilities, including two of the world's largest fiber manufacturing sites in Midland and Wilmington and two of the largest fiber cabling plants in Winston-Salem and Hickory.

February 21

Premium Lock Analysis: Automation, not policy, will kill H-1B visas

Immigration graphic TBR believes enterprise IT buyers -- the very large American companies using India-centric offshore services vendors -- will continue skipping over the details around their IT vendor's country of establishment and find an IT services company that can offer savings at scale, likely through automation, and can deliver on the emerging technology promises of digital transformation, regardless of substantial policy changes.

February 20

Premium Lock Incentives beyond tax breaks are crucial to economic growth

Economy There's no doubt that when a site selection consultant provides a report to a client company looking for a new home or expansion of a facility the level of cash incentives can be a tie breaker, and most CEO's will admit that cash incentives that help defray costs can be very attractive in the boardroom. The fact is that incentives are not, and should not, be limited to cash incentives or tax breaks which can have questionable financial impacts on the states or political subdivisions offering them.

February 16

Premium Lock QuintilesIMS, ABB, IBM, Cisco crack 'Most Admired Companies' list

Fortune Life science giant QuintilesIMS and several other companies with a major presence in the Triangle are among the firms cracking the latest "World's Most Admired Companies" list from Fortune.

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