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Posts tagged “New jobs”

Updated May 20

CEOs want our state, but does General Assembly want CEOs?

Economy 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?

Updated May 8

Looking to add thousands of drivers, Uber to offer training with Triangle nonprofit partners

Uber 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.

April 30

Startups to boost hiring, NCSU entrepreneur survey finds

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.

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Updated April 30

IBM, 11 other tech firms pitching jobs to recruits at 'Big Top'

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.

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Updated April 29

Uber: We've created 8,000 jobs in NC, aiming for 120,000

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.

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Updated April 28

Missouri suspends incentives in IBM jobs dispute; lesson for NC?

IBM                        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?

Updated April 24

Premium Lock NetSuite exec: Look for many new jobs in Durham after $200M Bronto buy

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.

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April 22

Premium Lock Tech, pharma import-export firm bringing 96 jobs to Cary, Alamance County

Jobs        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.

Updated March 18

Premium Lock Crowdfunding event: NC is 'out of business' without incentives, Commerce Secretary says

Crowdfunding Event 21 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.

Updated March 17

Premium Lock Crowdfunding event: Takeaways you can use

Jim Verdonik The WRAL Crowdfunding event was an education in the latest startup funding tool, and that's exactly what the experts at the event stressed entrepreneurs need. Do your homework before embarking on a crowdfunding venture if you want to succeed.

Updated March 17

Premium Lock Crowdfunding event: Resources for entrepreneurs

Mark Easley Mark Easley, an angel investor says that if North Carolina passes the Paces Act it could ease the early-stage funding gap.

March 13

Premium Lock Startups hiring in the Triangle

ExitEvent is keeping an eye on cool career opportunities in the Triangle's startup community, and publishing them every so often. Here are 8 hiring now.

Updated March 10

Premium Lock Latest news on Obama's tech hire initiative, Cisco jobs, Epic Games

Bulldog Bulletin In the latest Bulldog roundup of life science and technology news:Obama announces new $100 million Tech HIre Initiative; Envisia names a new president; Epic Games buys more land ; Cisco says some new jobs could be coming to the RTP.

Tags: New jobs
Updated March 2

Premium Lock Report: NC biotech sector produces $73B, responsible for 61,000 jobs

Biotech   A newly released report from research firm Battelle documents the continuing growth of the biotech industry across North Carolina. Jobs are up, economic impact is surging, and average salaries are at $81,000. In fact, biotech employment grew more than 30 percent between 2000 and 2012 compared to an overall job growth rate of 1 percent.

February 18

Premium Lock IBM's Watson in dino toys; Windsor Circle hiring; AT&T-Alltel deal closes; Lenovo's 'flash' sale streak; BlackBerry sues Seacrist

Another "flash" sellout for Lenovo In today's Bulldog wrapup: IBM's "Watson" to speak in dinosaur toys; Durham-based startup Windsor Circle is hiring and looking for interns; AT&T-Alltel deal in N.C. closes; another "flash" sale sellout for Lenovo; and BlackBerry sues Ryan Seacrist again.

February 16

Premium Lock Report criticizes performance of state's jobs incentive program

Economic development A new analysis of one of the state's largest programs to entice job growth in North Carolina says a majority of those projects fail to deliver on promises of hiring, wages and investment.

February 13

Premium Lock Crowdfunding is part of economic development package from House lawmakers

N.C. flag    Crowdfunding legislation is one of three pillars contained in proposed legislation that will be introduced next week in the N.C. House, reports WRAL's Mark Binker.

February 10

Premium Lock Report: Clean energy sector adds 5,000 jobs; many firms hiring

Clean energy  Clean energy-related firms employ nearly 23,000 people across North Carolina and now represent nearly $5 billion a year in economic impact, according to an annual survey conducted by the North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association. Plus, many firms are hiring.

Updated February 10

Premium Lock New report to show $14B jump in biotech impact on NC

Biotech   To those doubters who question the value of the biotechnology industry to North Carolina's economy, a forthcoming report will show how misplaced such thinking is. We've got a sneak peek for our Insiders.

January 30

Premium Lock With revenue up, Biogen Idec looks to add new jobs in Triangle

Biogen Idec Revenue for the Triangle's largest biotech company was up 40 percent over the prior year, and they are adding 100 new jobs at all levels of the organization in the next couple of months while also committing to the local talent pool.

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