Posts tagged “New jobs”

Updated June 9, 2014

Premium Lock Brookings Institute gives a thumbs up to RTP's future plan

In a new report titled "The New Geography of Innovation," the Research Triangle Park receives high marks for its still-unfolding plan to remake the five-decade-old science and research park. While several cities are recognized for revitalizing urban zones as hubs of entrepreneurship and innovation, RTP is cited as the model for turning traditional office parks into an "urbanized science park."

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June 9, 2014

Premium Lock NC 29th for Silicon Valley talent; you wouldn't guess who is No. 1

A new report breaks down where Silicon Valley firms draw their talent and, yes, North Carolina is on the list. But the state ranks below Missouri (??) and other states not known as high-tech hotbeds. But where is the top talent source? Hint: It's not what you think.

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Updated June 6, 2014

Premium Lock NC wins Cisco expansion - 550 more jobs for RTP

Cisco Systems Inc. is adding more jobs and investing additional money in its RTP campus. State officials formally agreed to a contract with Cisco early Friday as part of a tax incentive package to help lure the new jobs to North Carolina, which beat out Texas and Georgia for the jobs.

Cisco engineer and NCSU grad Bil Dry wows Pat McCrory Cisco engineer and NCSU grad Bil Dry wows Pat McCrory

Updated June 6, 2014

Premium Lock Cisco's D-Day salute to USofA: New jobs in RTP

Cisco Chairman and CEO John Chambers has been fighting corporate U.S. tax policy for years and has said more than once the networking giant wasn't going to hire or grow in the U.S. until policy changed. Then came Friday's news that 550 new jobs - and 143 lost through layoffs - will be added to Cisco's RTP campus. So what's going on?

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June 6, 2014

Premium Lock NC House and Senate give tentative nods to Commerce reorganization

New jobs     The state House and Senate on Thursday gave tentative approval to different versions of a bill designed to turn the marketing and job-recruitment functions carried out by the Department of Commerce to a private nonprofit.

Updated June 5, 2014

Premium Lock Report: New 'strategic direction' for entrepreneurs will drive job growth

A group of organizations across North Carolina, including the Triangle J Council of Government, outlines in a new report stressing four goals that it says if achieved would make the state more competitive and create more jobs. One section focuses on the need to boost the entrepreneurial sector, including a call for more capital.

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Updated June 5, 2014

Premium Lock Lawmakers poised to turn business recruitment over to nonprofit

Commerce committees in both the House and Senate approved legislation Wednesday to turn the state's job-recruitment efforts over to a nonprofit company that would contract with the state but be able to keep more of its activities private.

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May 30, 2014

Premium Lock NetApp's new lab means 'on order of 150' new RTP jobs

Storage technology firm NetApp dedicates a new 155,000 square facility building - the fifth at its RTP campus - and will add "on the order of 150 new positions" to man it, says the company executive who oversees its Triangle operations.

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Updated May 30, 2014

Premium Lock NetApp dedicates huge R&D engineering lab in RTP

NetApp formally opens a new 155,000-square foot research and development lab focused on cloud computing technology and development at its growing campus in Research Triangle Park on Friday morning. Despite two recent rounds of layoffs across the company, NetApp continues to grow in N.C.

NetApp's RTP campus  NetApp's RTP campus

Updated May 26, 2014

Premium Lock RTP Park Center's eventual build-out will be in the billions

The planned Park Center off I-40 in the Research Triangle Park is its first re-development in 50 years. The first, 100-acre phase is in planning and details of when construction will begin and early retail tenants will be forthcoming in late September or early October, Research Triangle Foundation president and CEO Bob Geolas tells WRAL TechWire in an exclusive interview

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Updated May 23, 2014

Premium Lock RJ Reynolds to create 200 jobs for 'e-cig' manufacturing

RJ Reynolds is creating 200 jobs at a plant in Tobaccoville for production of electronic cigarettes, or 'e-cigs.' The company is not receiving any state incentives for the jobs or investment in plant facilities.

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Updated May 23, 2014

Premium Lock Triangle region likely to reach five-year goal of adding 100,000 jobs by June

Location, location, location, used to be the economic developer's mantra. But in the Research Triangle region, it should be education, education, education. So said Charles Hayes, president and CEO of the Research Triangle Regional Partnership and other speakers at the State of the Research Triangle breakfast Thursday. They also had good news: job growth is on the upswing in the RTP.

May 22, 2014

Premium Lock Report: Health care, computing 'clusters' drive Triangle job growth

Industry "clusters" targeted by a 5-year jobs growth plan launched by the Research Triangle Region Economic Partnership have produced 80 percent of the job growth, according to the State of Things to Come report issued Thursday. The goal is 100,000 new jobs, and that number is expected to be reached in June.

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Updated May 22, 2014

Premium Lock NC House begins working on patent troll bill bill at urging of SAS

Court decision Cary-based software developer SAS Institute has been a proponent of the bill. General counsel John Boswell said that one patent troll company had won $85 million from other companies before going after SAS. After $8 million in litigation costs, SAS won. But when SAS tried to recoup damages against the company, it had only $800 in the bank.

Updated May 22, 2014

Premium Lock Crowdfunding bill appears to be on fast track in General Assembly

NC JOBS Act    The North Carolina JOBS Act, which would enable crowdfunding of startups, could become law during the General Assembly's current session, a key backer of the bill tells WRAL TechWire. Insiders get the details.

Updated May 16, 2014

Premium Lock Good news for IT job seekers: NC openings grow 2.6% in April

More information technology jobs were available in April - and that's no joke. The new IT Job Trends report from the North Carolina Technology Association shows that the daily advertised average of IT jobs increased 2.6 percent. Says the report: "Labor demand bottom out earlier this year."

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Updated May 16, 2014

Premium Lock Report: NC is bucking declining national entrepreneurship trend

State of the economy   Nationally, entrepreneurial activity is declining, but activity in North Carolina increased in 2013, bucking the national downward trend. A new Kauffman Foundation report suggests declining entrepreneurship could be a sign that the economy is improving--in good economic times, fewer entrepreneurs begin their businesses out of "necessity" than in poor economic times. Amy Huffman has the details.

Updated May 8, 2014

Premium Lock PowerSecure shares plunge 62% despite CEO's mea culpa

Wall Street is pummeling Wake Forest-based PowerSecure after a disappointing earnings call and a cut in financial projections. Shares plunged 60 percent after the company went from a 4-cent-per-share profit a year ago to a 17-cent-per-share loss in the first quarter even though revenues jumped 17 percent. Outspoken CEO Sidney Hinton went out of his to repeatedly apologize for the energy company's performance. He asked for patience and trusts from customers as well as investors. Five analysts firms downgraded the stock, however, and investors are bailing.

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Updated May 8, 2014

Premium Lock Startup 'Tuee' turns restaurants' craving for customer data into successful recipe

Tuee is short for "The Universal Eating Experience," and the four-person team is turning funding from The Startup Factory as well as angel investors into a fast-growing business. Their aim is to help restaurants' customer data into actionable intelligence. So far, so good, says founder Vikram Rao. And they're hiring.

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May 8, 2014

Premium Lock Looking for a job in Triangle? Try game development

Help wanted          Raleigh's East Coast Game Conference proves there's opportunity for indie studios and developers in the Triangle. And Jivan Achreja, writing at ExitEvent, has the details. This story is part of the news partnership agreement between ExitEvent and WRALTechWire.

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