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Posts tagged “New jobs”

Updated 3:30 p.m. Monday

State to add 105,000 jobs this year, jobless rate to fall says NCSU economist

N.C. flag     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.

June 24

Tech advances changing job descriptions across fields

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.

June 23

MetLife's Cary campus: 427,000 SF of new buildings; 1,000 jobs; still hiring

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.

Work and play at new MetLife campus Work and play at new MetLife campus

June 22

NC budget showdown: Much at stake for startup, life science, tech sectors

Economic development 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?

Updated June 18

High-tech firm Proto Labs adding 170 jobs at Cary facility

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.

3D part manufacturing at Proto Labs 3D part manufacturing at Proto Labs

June 10

Duke survey's good job news: Wages going up, companies keep hiring

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.

Updated May 29

Premium Lock Snapchat closes $537M round; GOP opposes FCC plan; GIFs on Facebook

Bulldog 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.

May 29

Premium Lock Cenduit hiring for RTP business intelligence division

Cenduit Cenduit, a joint venture between Quintiles and Thermo Fisher Scientific, says it is hiring for new positions at its new Research Triangle Park Business Intelligence Division.

Tags: New jobs
Updated May 29

Premium Lock Sequenom expanding Morrisville lab

 Sequenom 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.

Updated May 20

Premium Lock 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

Premium Lock 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

Premium Lock 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.

Startups are bullish in Triangle Startups are bullish in Triangle

Updated April 30

Premium Lock 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.

Tech Jobs Under the Big Top  Tech Jobs Under the Big Top

Updated April 29

Premium Lock 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.

Uber's revenues in NC Uber's revenues in NC

Updated April 28

Premium Lock 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.

NetSuite NetSuite

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.

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