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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.
MetLife played host to dignitaries and the media at its new campus in Cary, unveiling two buildings covering 427,000 square feet where some 1,000 people have already been hired. The campus, which covers 26.5 acres, overlooks Lake Crabtree.
So will North Carolina gain anew venture capital fund? Will the budget of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center be slashed to zero? Will crowdfunding ever pass? What will happen in terms of economic incentives? Bottom line: Who will fight for what to get passage?
Proto Labs says it will invest more than $25 million and add 170 jobs at its facility in Cary over the next five years. The high-tech firm receives $150,000 in a state grant along with a local match.
There's good news for workers wanting raises as well as for people seeking work in a new survey from Duke University and CFO Magazine: Companies are hiring more full-time workers and outsourcing less. Meanwhile, wages are expected to rise more 3 percent.
In today's Bulldog roundup of tech news: Snapchat closes $537M funding; GOP opposes FCC plan to subsidize Internet access for the poor; French server firm picks Chapel Hill for HQ; Google+changing but not dead yet; gifs on Facebook; Amazon same-day delivery.
A genetic testing laboratory recruited to the state in 2011 with help from the North Carolina Biotechnology Center is about to expand. The Sequenom Center for Molecular Medicine, a $19 million Morrisville laboratory opened in 2012, will be taking over operations of a sister lab that the company is closing in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Volvo's decision to build a $500 million vehicle manufacturing plant in South Carolina not too far from a Boeing aircraft assembly plant and across the state for a booming auto-related corridor near Greenville is just another slap in the face for the future of economic growth in North Carolina. As our state's battle over incentives - and crowdfunding - drags on, North Carolina's rivals cash in. So even though CEOs in a new survey say they like N.C., does the General Assembly like CEOs?
Ride-sharing service Uber, which says it has already created 8,000 jobs for drivers in North Carolina, is looking to hire thousands more. To help meet that goal, the company will work with several nonprofits in the Triangle to train drivers.
Even the most casual inspector of the Triangle entrepreneurial startup scene can find examples of growth and new jobs all across the Triangle. The Tech Jobs Under the Big Top event next week will draw hundreds of people where tech firms small to IBM are hiring. Uber is hiring. And a new survey from NCSU says many startups are planning to boost hiring in the near future.
IBM and a growing list of other technology firms in the Triangle will be pitching themselves as a place to work to potential recruits during the "Tech Jobs Under the Big Top" so-called reverse job fair next week. Organizer Chris Heivly is expecting a record crowd at a new venue - a real tent this time.
Ride-sharing service Uber says it has created more than 8,000 jobs for drivers in the 19 months that it has provided service in parts of North Carolina. Now serving 10 metro areas, the startup forecasts 120,000 jobs for drivers by 2020.
The debate over state and local tax incentives designed to encourage companies to create jobs - an on-going, acrimonious battle in North Carolina - has led to the suspension of benefits for IBM in Missouri where the state says Big Blue isn't meeting its promises. A spokesperson disagrees: "I'm telling you quite directly that IBM has fulfilled its obligation to the state." So who is right?
California-based NetSuite is planning to add jobs - a lot of them - in Durham once its $200 million acquisition of Bronto Software, says Andy Lloyd, the firm;s general manager for commerce and products. In addition to growing Bronto's work force, NetSuite will base other people in the Bull City, he says.
CBC Americas, which is part of a Japanese-owned conglomerate, is moving its corporate headquarters to Cary and is opening a distribution center in Alamance County, promising to create 96 jobs over the next five years.
Right now, North Carolina is "Out of business," when it comes to having a toolbox of incentives to offer job-creating companies the state might want to attract, said North Carolina Commerce Secretary John Skvarla keynoting at the WRAL Crowdfunding event in Raleigh Tuesday morning.