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Foxconn in NC? Scuttlebutt grows about 8,600 job project; Michigan after it, too

Initial wire service reports last Thursday out of Taiwan did not include North Carolina on a list of states under consideration for a huge $10 billion plant investment by Foxconn, a builder of iPhones and other tech products. But a later report did - and now Raleigh is buzzing about the project. Other states want it, too, including Michigan whose governor wants a big incentive package ready to offer the China-based tech giant.

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June 23

Premium Lock Joe Magno: Inside the changing work environment for engineers

Joe Magno The number of engineering students graduating from North Carolina's universities is continuing to grow and the work environment that those engineers will enter continues to change and evolve. Joe Magno of NC COIN takes a look at the report.

June 19

Duke Energy picks Alamance, Chatham, Cumberland, Franklin, Johnston sites for economic development program

Duke Energy Sites in Alamance, Chatham, Cumberland, Franklin and Johnston counties are among six as selected for Duke Energy's economic development program known as "Site readiness."

Updated June 19

Premium Lock Apprenticeships a 'triple bottom line' for employers

Former senior Lenovo and IBM executive Tom Looney is driving apprenticeship programs at Wake Tech, hoping to provide more opportunities for the community college's students as well as workers to be hired by Triangle employers needing skilled talent.

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Updated June 16

Novo Nordisk tops off $2B expansion in Clayton

Novo Nordisk employees in Johnston County signed their names early Friday to the beam that will top off an expansion for the pharmaceutical company and will add about 700 jobs to their ranks.

Updated June 16

Premium Lock Exclusive: Former Lenovo exec Tom Looney talks apprenticeships, giving back

Tom Looney, the retired senior executive at Lenoovo who championed bringing business to North Carolina, is in his latest career seeking to boost the state through apprenticeships for Wake Tech Community College at area employers. In an exclusive Q&A, Looney talks about giving back and how apprenticeships could help address a growing need for skilled workers.

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Updated June 14

Premium Lock Apprenticeships: A solution for employers AND job seekers

North Carolina community colleges are stepping up their efforts to deal with a growing skilled labor shortage through apprenticeship programs. And President Trump, the apprentice in chief from his days as the TV show host, is calling for every high school to offer apprentice programs. But is this an answer to America's labor shortage? NCSU Economist Dr. Michael Walden sees pros and cons.

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Updated June 12

Premium Lock What are 27 careers with highest projected employment growth? A graphical view

New jobs     Where will be the best and most readily available jobs in coming years? CareerTrends and Graphiq take a look at the 27 most promising, based on government data.

June 8

Premium Lock New 'asset map' tool aims to help NC cities drive innovation

Communities looking to promote innovation can now inventory their assets through a new "asset map" tool from the Institute for Emerging Issues, RTI International and several other partners.

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Updated June 1

Lenovo, other Triangle tech firms recruit Wake Tech interns for IT jobs

As high-tech and other firms search to fill information technology job openings, Wake Tech is stepping up efforts to place paid interns at Triangle companies. Lenovo is committing to hire 12 per semester - and a former Lenovo exec is leading the charge to place more interns elsewhere.

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May 22

Premium Lock Think tank: How robots will save the U.S. economy

What America needs to drive economic growth and improve productivity is more computers, mobile broadband, cloud services, software tools, sensor networks, 3-D printing, augmented reality, artificial intelligence and, yes, robots.

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May 15

Premium Lock Robot future: IBM acts for jobs on a best-in-class way forward via public-private partnerships (+ video)

In the second of a two-part report abot robotics' threat to jobs for humans in the future, Geoff Woollacott, Senior Strategy Consultant and Principal Analyst at Technology Business Research, outlines ideas from IBM to help people stay employed.

May 15

Premium Lock Robot future: Before Bill Gates can tax C-3PO, IBM offers a better way forward

We are at the dawn of profound economic change spurred by technological innovation, which The New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman captures in his book "Thank You for Being Late." The underlying economic disruptions and dislocations are felt across the globe, especially in developed countries, where many political pollsters credit innovation for triggering the populist uprisings that led to the Brexit and President Trump and that have permeated the recent French presidential election cycle. So who has a better idea for dealing with this future? Bill Gates and taxing robots or IBM and forming partnerships to train workers?

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May 11

Premium Lock Triangle tech events calendar is packed for May, beyond

A wide variety of events, including Moogfest and InnovateHER programs, are among highlights on the Triangle's tech calendar in coming weeks.

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Updated May 10

Premium Lock Credit Suisse gets $40m in tax breaks, adds 1,200 jobs in NC

​Credit Suisse is adding 1,200 jobs at its technology hub in North Carolina, which approved more than $40 million in tax breaks on Tuesday to lure the jobs away from the New York City area.

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May 10

Premium Lock IT jobs among the 550 insurance company AXA adding in Charlotte

New jobs     Insurance company AXA plans to add 550 jobs in Charlotte over the next five years, nearly doubling its local workforce.

May 9

Premium Lock Glenmark Pharmaceuticals is hiring at NC manufacturing plant

New jobs     Glenmark Pharmaceuticals, an India-based global pharmaceutical company, is hiring at its pharmaceutical manufacturing facility in the Union County community of Monroe, outside Charlotte.

May 9

Premium Lock Sources: Credit Suisse to bring 1,000 jobs to Triangle

Credit Suisse Financial services firm Credit Suisse plans to bring more than 1,000 high-paying jobs to the Triangle, sources tell WRAL News.

Updated May 8

Premium Lock So how did NC earn top business site selection honor despite HB2?

NC tops Site Selection magazine competition Even the editors of Site Selection magazine acknowledge that the naming of North Carolina as the best business location "will come as a shock to some" in the wake of the 2016 controversy that swirled around the "bathroom bill" known as HB2. The editors explain why.

May 4

Premium Lock Apple: We're responsible for nearly 35,000 jobs in NC

Apple    Apple declares in a new report that it is responsible for creating nearly 35,000 jobs across North Carolina. The tech giant maintains multiple operations in the state, including retail stores and a mammoth data facility.

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