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Posts tagged “New jobs”

Updated August 25

Premium Lock Inside Iron Yard Durham's 'Code School:' Who's hiring?

So the question I wanted answered about the Iron Yard coding school, which held its first graduation and demo day on Friday at the Full Frame Theater in the American Tobacco campus in Durham, was this: Would any local company actually hire one of the graduates? Would the graduates be more suitable for startups or larger companies or both? And could they make an impact right away or would they be more like project hires, with a bunch of upside at a lower price?

Code School's alumni at Demo Day Code School's alumni at Demo Day

Updated August 25

Premium Lock Inside 'Code School:' Graduating into a jobs market

Students pay some $10,000 for an intense 12-week course in learning and writing code. They are basically guaranteed jobs within six months of graduation. But two of the first class in Durham had secured jobs even before graduation. WRAL TechWire's Jason Parker reports from graduation day.

An elated Festiv.it team at "Demo Day" An elated Festiv.it team at "Demo Day"

Updated August 25

Going inside Iron Yard Durham 'Code School' Demo Day

Iron Yard Durham graduated its first "Code School" graduates on Friday at a special "Demo Day." And WRAL TechWire was there. Insiders Jason Parker and Joe Procopio provide in-depth coverage and analysis of the event. Their stories are now available for Insider subscribers.

It's celebration time at "Code School." It's celebration time at "Code School."

Updated August 21

Prediction: Failure to pass crowdfunding, other economic development bills will hurt N.C.

NC JOBS Act   North Carolina had a chance to establish itself as a leader in the emerging trend of crowdfunding for startup businesses. The state also could have had more money to invest in economic development. But the General Assembly failed to pass the bills. And don't be surprised if our state suffers.

August 20

Premium Lock Inside Inc. 5000: Two Toasters' mobile apps deliver 579% growth

Founded in 2008, Durham-based Two Toasters has turned an app development niche into a booming business. The bootstrapped startup ranks No. 787 on the latest Inc. 5000 list with revenue surging 579 percent over the past three years. In an exclusive Insider interview, CEO Rachit Shukla explains why Two Toasters is so hot.

An app built by Two Toasters An app built by Two Toasters

Updated August 20

Cisco's COO: Big layoffs 'just the wrong way to do it'

A blogger about Cisco obtained access to internal video and audio recordings of company execs discussing the tech giant's new layoff round that will affect some 6,000 workers. Business Insider published some of the information, including an interesting remark from Chief Operating Officer Gary Moore. Plus, a new report shows one reason why Cisco is facing challenges: Its router market share has plunged.

Cisco COO Gary Moore talks jobs as Gov. McCrory listens Cisco COO Gary Moore talks jobs as Gov. McCrory listens

August 15

Premium Lock Inside Windsor Circle's new round: Why Comcast as investor, how Steve Case helps, new jobs, expansion

Ecommerce startup Windsor Circle went national in searching for new venture capital. Why? And how is AOL founder Steve Case helping as an investor? How does the Durham firm plan to spend its new cash, and are new offices on the horizon? CEO Matt Williamson goes on the record for WRAL TechWire Insiders.

Windsor Circle aims to improve customer retention Windsor Circle aims to improve customer retention

August 14

High-tech job openings in N.C. fall 5.5% in July

The daily average of information technology job openings advertised across N.C. fell 5.5 percent in July from June, but the new IT Job Trends report from the N.C. Technology Association says the employment picture is better than the statistics indicate.

Tracking IT job openings in N.C. Tracking IT job openings in N.C.

August 4

Premium Lock Crowdfunding bill on ropes but backers refuse to give up

The N.C. House and Senate meet again this week to try to wrap up businesses, and a bill that contains crowdfunding as well as economic development legislation remains in limbo. Backers are calling for crowdfunding to be voted on separately by the Senate but it's "hard to say" if the politicians will go along.

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Updated July 29

Premium Lock Vivek Wadhwa: We're heading into a jobless future, no matter what the government does

Within two decades, we will have almost unlimited energy, food, and clean water; advances in medicine will allow us to live longer and healthier lives; robots will drive our cars, manufacture our goods, and do our chores. The catch? There won't be much work for human beings, writes former Triangle entrepreneur turned academic and author Vivek Wadhwa.

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July 28

Premium Lock N.C. Senate hopes to drive more rural job growth with new Job Catalyst Fund

The state Senate last week passed legislation that includes the launch of a "Job Catalyst Fund," which could be used by the N.C. Department of Commerce as a recruiting tool. No funding is specified, but the bill is geared toward large manufacturing projects that would be built in economically "distressed" counties.

New jobs New jobs

July 22

Premium Lock Spectra Growth to add 250 IT jobs in Charlotte

Information Technology      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.

July 22

Premium Lock 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

Premium Lock 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

Premium Lock 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

Premium Lock 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

Premium Lock 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.

Jobs lost due to H-1B visa caps Jobs lost due to H-1B visa caps

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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