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North Carolina, the nation's ninth largest state, meets or tops that rank in six of 22 statistical categories for technology, according to a report from the North Carolina Technology Association. But there is plenty of room for improvement since in 10 categories the state ranks 21st or lower.
Automation threatens more than 700,00 jobs in North Carolina spread across 39 job categories, according to a recent NCSU study. Additional analysis shows that another 1 million jobs are threatened by off-shoring. To help document the threats posed, the Institute for Emerging Issues releases a new suite of tools called the "Future Work Disruption Index."
Four-in-10 of you working in Raleigh right now could lose your job to a robot. Yet a new study says Raleigh is well positioned as a job market where the rapidly approaching tsunami of robotic workers as replacements for humans sweeps worldwide compared to others. And Greensboro is among the most vulnerable. So what are cities supposed to do? Th e study's authors recommend ideas. It's time for "battle speed" to deal with the challenges of "Meet Robbie, my replacement."
Despite the expiration of North Carolina's renewable energy tax credit last year, the clean energy industry in the state experienced tremendous growth, with double-digit gains over 2014 in both jobs and revenue.
LexisNexis, which operates a large division for its Legal & Professional business group at N.C. State's Centennial Campus, is moving an undisclosed number of jobs to Raleigh from a campus near Dayton, Ohio. The company also lists some 50 open jobs at the Raleigh location.
Unlike the gloomy forecasts of recent years, economists were bullish Wednesday on North Carolina's prospects for 2016. But in talking about the longer term, NCSU economist says "technology unemployment may be the issue of the future."
North Carolina's life science community saw it all in 2015: billion-dollar deals, expansions, relocations, acquisitions, venture capital funding, an IPO, government grants, global accolades, a new pharmacy school and even two Nobel Prizes. Here's a look at the big expansions.
It's the season for economic forecasts of the New Year, and 2016 is looking pretty good for the Triangle, according to two economists at Wells Fargo. Look for "strong gains" with growth in tech and biotech leading the way.
Oracle, which has had a major presence in the Triangle since acquiring Tekelec since buying that company for $1 billion in 2013, is gearing up for a big expansion and hiring of more employees. A new campus also will be built in Austin, Texas.
Cary-based Global Knowledge, a provider of information technology training and other services for more than 250,000 people a year worldwide, has a new CEO: Former Juniper Networks executive Sean Dolan.
As AT&T continues to expand its GigaPower high-speed Internet and entertainment network across the Triangle, the communications giant needs workers. On Friday, AT&T is holding a job fair as it looks to fill more than 80 technician jobs.
A personal blog from the editor: Three months ago, I should have died in my yard. That's what the health professionals keep telling me, anyway. Someone Else had other plans. How else can you explain escaping what one doctor told me was a "Widow Maker"? Today I am recovering, savoring my "third life," and I'm very thankful.
Google Fiber is looking to hire numerous people as it prepares to launch service in the Triangle area. It's also picked office locations in Durham, Raleigh and Chapel Hill. Just when service will be available is not yet known, but the job postings and office news are clear signs the countdown for delivery is well underway.
A surge in hiring could push the U.S. unemployment rate "below 4 percent," something not since 2000 as companies gear up for business growth in 2016, says Duke University in its latest economic forecast. There's good news for wages, too, with pay likely to grown nearly 3 percent.
In one of the most closely economic forecasts focusing on North Carolina, UNC Charlotte Economist John Connaughton foresees "modest growth" and a "stable new year" for 2016. A recent forecast for the national economy was not as optimistic.
Cary-based Global Knowledge, a provider of information technology training and other services for more than 250,000 people a year worldwide, is looking for a permanent CEO after replacing long-time leader Brian Branson. Interim CEO Richard Pryor-Jones says the company is "very bullish" about the future and is recruiting new talent.
A closely watched business barometer report says corporate executives are heading into 2016 with a "Bah, humbug" gloomy attitude - the worst in three years. But there's good news from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants for job seekers: Many companies are still hiring and the outlook for layoffs appears low.