Posts tagged “Employment”
A record crowd turns out for the fifth annual East Coast Game Conference in Raleigh, but attendees hear the truth about surviving in the rough-and-tumble industry. WRALTechWire Insider Joe Procopio gets the real story beyond the hype of the Triangle's videogame industry hub.
Opinion: It wasn't long ago that age was equated with knowledge. The apprentice learned from the master and the disciple from the guru. Older workers earned higher salaries because of their experience. Even today, we feel more comfortable with doctors, airline pilots, and Presidents who have grey hair. Yet older workers in many industries can't even get interviews. Whether it is in computer programming or entrepreneurship, older workers have many advantages - they still are the experts.
By delivering what the Wall Street Journal describes as a "reprimand" to the entire company through an internal video and in reassigning top hardware executive Rod Adkins - who had been a contender for the CEO job - IBM CEO Ginny Rometty shows that Big Blue is in trouble. Can she right the ship?
Andrew Witty says Glaxo will sell off two popular nutritional drinks and reorganize how 50 major products are managed in order to drive more efficiency as the company continues to revamp its structure.
Drug giant GlaxoSmithKline will create a "distinct team" to oversee 50 "established products" and formally decides to sell off two nutritional drinks under CEO Andrew Witty's strategy that is revamping the company.
A new survey from Silicon Valley Bank finds that virtually all startups - especially in hardware, software and cleantech - are hiring. Most firms also say they are having trouble finding qualified workers. Note: STEM skills are often required.
Life science companies looking to hire in North Carolina and individuals seeking employment have a new resource to use: the N.C. Life Sciences Talent Community.
Opinion: The harsh reality is that if you are middle-aged, write computer code for a living, and earn a six-figure salary, you're headed for the unemployment lines. Your market value declines as you age and it becomes harder and harder to get a job.
After an earnings report that missed analysts' expectations for the first time since 2005, IBM's CFO says the tech giant anticipates in $1 billion in costs for "workforce rebalancing." Most of that expense will come over the next two months. The cost-cutting could mean big layoffs, but affected workers are likely to get chances to apply for other positions.
The search engine giant also embraces an evolving plan from Duke Energy that would provide more renewable energy offerings. Greenpeace embraces the idea. No word yet on how many new jobs would be created in Lenoir, which Google chose for a data center in 2007.
The search engine giant is scheduled to announce a major investment in its huge $600 million Lenoir, N.C. data center. But don't expect Google to hire very many people.
Following media reports that Lenovo is in negotiations to buy at least a portion of IBM's server business, the world's No. 2 PC maker tells the Hong Kong Stock Exchange that a "potential acquisition" of some kind could be in the works.
Big Blue Chief Financial Officer Mark Loughridge wouldn't discuss a report that IBM is negotiating to sell its x86 server business to Lenovo. But the tech giant has made clear it's intentions of continuing a strategy to dump hardware in favor of software and services. Analysts see IBM selling at least parts of the group.
"Tech Jobs Under the Big Top" brings out the kind of job seekers you wouldn't normally find at a typically dreadful job fair: Super bright, A-level talent, incredibly ambitious free-thinkers with new ideas, and people who already had jobs but are looking for something more. And 13 Triangle companies make their best pitches in trying to recruit them.
Slide show: WRALTechWire Insider Joe Procopio takes a camera to Thursday night's "Tech Jobs Under the Big Top" to offer our readers an inside view of the event where companies make pitches to hire new workers.
Lenovo and IBM won't comment about the report, but Computer Reseller News, a widely ready PC and tech industry publication, says IBM is in active negotiations to sell its x86 brand of servers to Lenovo in a deal that could cost up to $6 billion. IBM maintains an x86 facility at its RTP campus.
6fusion, the "cloud" computing technology startup based at N.C. State's Centennial Campus, is expanding its presence in the Asia-Pacific as demand for cloud-related services continues to grow.