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Posts tagged “New jobs”

1:01 p.m. yesterday

Spectra Growth to add 250 IT jobs in Charlotte

IT jobs          A state committee that approves North Carolina's main tax break to attract businesses on Tuesday allowed Spectra Growth Inc. to save up to $3 million over 12 years if it meets job and investment projections.

6:39 a.m. yesterday

Apple's 80M big smartphone order; new GE jobs in N.C.; Netflix soars; Verizon FiOS upgrade; Yahoo buys apps firm

Bulldog In today's wrapup of technology news: Apple reportedly is ordering up to 80 million large-screen iPhones; GE adds jobs in Mebane; Netflix hits 50M subscribers; Verizon ups its FiOS service; and Yahoo buys apps firm Flurry.

July 17

Drug firm Merz moving HQ, 250 jobs to Raleigh from Greensboro

Merz bringing HQ, jobs to Raleigh Pharmaceutical company Merz North America is shifting its headquarters from Greensboro to Raleigh and consolidating other operations in the Triangle.

Updated July 16

Premium Lock A rare look into economic recruitment, requirements: Cary's disappearing 1,237 jobs document

IT jobs The Town of Cary published, albeit briefly, a document spelling out details of a job recruitment proposal that could lead to the addition of 1,237 information technology jobs from an "international information technology and engineering services firm." For those interested in how economic recruitment works, this is interesting reading. The package includes $17 million in state tax credits and a $123,700 matching grant from Cary for a state One North Carolina Fund grant.

Updated July 16

Commerce: Jobs announcement today is not about Cary

Information Technology   Gov. Pat McCrory is scheduled to make what the state Commerce department describes as "significant." But it does not involve a project involving 1,200 IT jobs for Cary. The Cary Town Council is considering providing $123,700 in incentives to the unidentified company. The incentives would provide a local match for a similar One North Carolina Fund grant from the state.

Updated July 15

IBM joins $635M semiconductor effort in New York

IBM              IBM is joining a public-private sector consortium targeting semiconductor research and production in the state of New York. It's the second largest commitment to chips IBM has made in the past two weeks even as rumors continue to swirl that Big Blue is trying to sell its big chip complex in East Fishkill, N.Y.

July 2

The Startup Factory looks to hire venture associate, marketer

The Startup Factory With talk about raising a new fund and possibly expanding beyond the Triangle, The Startup Factory is gearing up for growth. It's looking to hire two full-time people with partners Chris Heivly and Dave Neal saying they "need rockstars."

Updated June 27

Premium Lock Immigration visa caps cost Triangle more than 2,500 tech jobs, report says

The Triangle's tech and life sciences sectors lost out on adding more than 2,500 jobs tech due to the denial of visas to foreign-born workers. Read more about the findings from an immigration reform group.

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Updated June 27

Premium Lock Attention high-tech job hopefuls: It's 'absolutely a job-seekers market'

Chief Information Officers in the Triangle area are either ramping up plans for hiring or are looking to fill open positions. Yet they are having trouble finding candidates. Why? And if you are looking for a job, what advice can help you land a coveted position? A talent management executive offers his insight.

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June 25

More Raleigh area execs plan to boost technology job hiring

IT jobs          Talent management firm Robert Half Technology says 15 percent of chief information officers in the greater Raleigh metro area plan to increase information technology-related hiring over the next six months. That's up sharply from 9 percent for the first half of this year. However, CIOs also say finding talented workers remains a challenge.

Updated June 25

Who is hiring? N.C. life science employment up 7% since recession

Supporters of the North Carolina life sciences industries often tout that business sector as crucial to the state's economic health. And a new report affirms that belief, pointing out that N.C. life science jobs increased 7 percent to more than 66,000 through 2012 while wages grew even faster - up nearly 13 percent to almost $82,000.

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Updated June 25

Governor signs N.C. Commerce privatization bill

North Carolina  The state is turning its marketing and job recruitment functions over to a private nonprofit under a bill that cleared the legislature last week and was signed by Gov. Pat McCrory on Tuesday.

June 18

Premium Lock Commerce privatization bill clears legislature

North Carolina  The state will turn its marketing and job recruitment functions over to a private nonprofit under a bill that cleared the legislature Wednesday.

Updated June 18

Premium Lock New Grifols facility will double plasma capacity, could mean more jobs

When Grifol's new Clayton facility starts operations in 2015, it will double Grifol's capacity and add 200 workers. WRAL TechWire Insider Frank Vinluan reports from the grand opening about the plant - and what it means for the company as well as the potential for new jobs.

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Updated June 17

Premium Lock Crowdfunding advocates launch last-second appeal for support in NC Senate

NC JOBS Act After a crowdfunding bill passed decisively in the N.C. House last year, advocates have tried in vain to get the measure passed in the Senate. With the latest session of the general Assembly nearly its close as the last big battle (budget) heads toward a climax, crowdfunding supporters are hoping for a last-second approval. Will they get it?

Updated June 13

Premium Lock IT job openings in NC rise again, continuing monthly trend

The IT job market in North Carolina continued the modest expansion its seen incrementally since the beginning of the year in May, with job openings up 4.8 percent more than in April, according to the new IT Jobs Trend report from N.C. Technology Association and SkillProof. While this mirrors the national trend of increasing IT job openings nationwide this year after declining every month during the second half of 2013, only employers in the defense industry has a slightly more pronounced increase in average daily job openings.

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Tags: NCTA, New jobs
Updated June 12

Premium Lock Lenovo: North Carolina in the running for a new facility

Lenovo is expanding its physical footprint in the United States with plans for new offices in Danbury, Conn. The world's No. 1 PC manufacturer also is seeking another U.S. site for growth, a company executive says, and North Carolina could land it.

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Updated June 12

Premium Lock Lenovo picks Connecticut for expansion, seeks another US site

Lenovo         Lenovo is expanding its physical footprint in the U.S. with plans for new offices in Danbury, Ct. The world's No. 1 PC manufacturer also is seeking another U.S. site for growth, a company executive says.

Updated June 10

Premium Lock Raleigh-Cary metro ranks 8th on Forbes' 'battle for information jobs' list

IT jobs          A new report from Forbes says the Raleigh-Cary metro area is among the national leaders for information technology job creation. Forbes recently cited Raleigh-Cary fourth overall for job creation.

Updated June 10

Premium Lock Looking for work? 'Bullish' hiring in Raleigh-Cary, Manpower says

Jobs    Job seekers in the Raleigh-Cary metro area can expect better hunting in the third quarter of this year, says a new survey of employers from talent management firm Manpower. Across the state, hiring is forecast as "strong."

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