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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.
Apple's 80M big smartphone order; new GE jobs in N.C.; Netflix soars; Verizon FiOS upgrade; Yahoo buys apps firm
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Talent management firm Robert Half Technology says 15 percent of chief information officers in the greater Raleigh metro area plan to increase information technology-related hiring over the next six months. That's up sharply from 9 percent for the first half of this year. However, CIOs also say finding talented workers remains a challenge.
Supporters of the North Carolina life sciences industries often tout that business sector as crucial to the state's economic health. And a new report affirms that belief, pointing out that N.C. life science jobs increased 7 percent to more than 66,000 through 2012 while wages grew even faster - up nearly 13 percent to almost $82,000.
When Grifol's new Clayton facility starts operations in 2015, it will double Grifol's capacity and add 200 workers. WRAL TechWire Insider Frank Vinluan reports from the grand opening about the plant - and what it means for the company as well as the potential for new jobs.
After a crowdfunding bill passed decisively in the N.C. House last year, advocates have tried in vain to get the measure passed in the Senate. With the latest session of the general Assembly nearly its close as the last big battle (budget) heads toward a climax, crowdfunding supporters are hoping for a last-second approval. Will they get it?
The IT job market in North Carolina continued the modest expansion its seen incrementally since the beginning of the year in May, with job openings up 4.8 percent more than in April, according to the new IT Jobs Trend report from N.C. Technology Association and SkillProof. While this mirrors the national trend of increasing IT job openings nationwide this year after declining every month during the second half of 2013, only employers in the defense industry has a slightly more pronounced increase in average daily job openings.
Lenovo is expanding its physical footprint in the United States with plans for new offices in Danbury, Conn. The world's No. 1 PC manufacturer also is seeking another U.S. site for growth, a company executive says, and North Carolina could land it.
Lenovo is expanding its physical footprint in the U.S. with plans for new offices in Danbury, Ct. The world's No. 1 PC manufacturer also is seeking another U.S. site for growth, a company executive says.
Job seekers in the Raleigh-Cary metro area can expect better hunting in the third quarter of this year, says a new survey of employers from talent management firm Manpower. Across the state, hiring is forecast as "strong."