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On Tuesday, Silicon Valley-based IXL, an education technology company already with global reach for its products and services, disclosed the opening of its first East Coast office, picking Raleigh. The company also is hiring with nine jobs available and more to come. Why come to Raleigh? An IXL exec explains for our Insiders.
When a chorus of cheers accompanies announcements like the $1.85 billion Novo Nordisk expansion in Clayton, the echo is a reminder: it only happens because a lot of behind-the-scenes work quietly makes it possible.
Mayne Pharma, which already operates a big production plant in Greenville, is going to add as many as 110 jobs as part of a $65 million expansion plan. Jobs include scientists, manufacturing and other positions. It's the second big life science expansion announced in N.C. this week.
Clayton and Johnston County celebrated a big win in the competition for high-paying jobs Wednesday when Novo Nordisk announced plans to expand its plant there by almost 700 employees.
Novo Nordisk is expanding its drug-making presence in Johnston County with a facility that will add 691 jobs. The average wage will be $68,420. Novo Nordisk plans to invest $1.2 billion in the new facility. The state commits more than $18 million in incentives to the project.
State and county executives are expected to announcement a big economic development project that will create "several hundred full-time" jobs in Johnston County. And WRAL TechWire is told that the deal is with a life science company.
Over the past five years, few names have been more associated with economic development in Wake County than Jennifer Bosser. But as of Sept. 1, Bosser will become the first executive director of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership's CleanTech cluster. Why is she taking the job? What's the mission?
CEOs at private companies seldom - if ever - openly disclose revenues and profits. But each year thousands open the books hoping to make the Inc. 500/5000 list of fastest-growing private companies. And the latest list offers interesting insight into some of the Triangle's prize up-and-comers.
Sprout Pharmaceuticals' little pink pill hasn't even hit pharmacy shelves, but it's already having an effect on the Raleigh company and on women's relationships with their physicians. Plus, there are more jobs coming at the company.
Netflix recently announced an unlimited paid-leave policy that allows employees to take off as much time as they want during the first year after a child's birth or adoption. It is trying to one-up tech companies that offer unlimited vacation as a benefit. These are all public-relations ploys and recruiting gimmicks. No employee will spend a year as a full-time parent; hardly any will go on month-long treks to the Himalayas. Employees will surely take a couple of weeks off, but they will still be working--wherever they are. That is the new nature of work.
Consulting and energy industry firms are looking for people with skills beyond what you might expect for tech-related firms. Their "other" needed skills rank higher than software and programming as well as engineers, a new survey from RTI International finds. So what do these firms need?
One company is expecting to add 200 jobs and 84 percent of companies participating in a new survey say they will be looking to hire people over the next one to five years. But the survey conducted by RTI International for the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster so finding people with certain high-tech skills remains difficult.
In a new survey conducted by RTI International for the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster, 123 executives from tech and energy firms were asked what "kind of support" they wanted in order to boost economic growth. From lower taxes to more marketing, education, mass transit and training, here is the full list.
Xellia Pharmaceuticals, a company based in Denmark, is moving its North American headquarters to Raleigh from Illinois. The move means an expansion of the company's existing operations in the Triangle.
Layoffs continue at some of the largest tech and life science firms in the Triangle, and a survey last week noted that startups are less inclined to hire right now, too. But there are jobs available as Red Hat reported in its own survey. Plus, ExitEvent reports 15 startups are hiring as well as the Council for Entrepreneurial Development.
Layoffs have recently hit several large high-tech firms in the Triangle with Qualcomm becoming the latest to announce job cuts on Wednesday. Now a new survey finds optimism among the Triangle's booming startup community is cooling with more firms planning job cuts and less hiring.
North Carolina employers will add 105,000 jobs this year, with most of those coming in the Triangle and other metro areas, and the state's unemployment rate will drop to 5.5 percent, says N.C. State economist Dr. Michael Walden in a new analysis.
Top career options look different than they did at the end of the recession six years ago, and they will likely look even more different a decade from now.
- Boeing names its new Apollo-style spacecraft the Starliner
- US stocks drop; mixed jobs report clouds rate outlook
- US jobless rate falls to 7-year low; Fed move still unclear
- White-collar, tech salaries expected to increase next year
- Institute for Emerging Issues picks 5 NC cities for economic development program