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Updated March 17

Premium Lock IBM to hire 2,000 vets; hundreds of jobs available in Triangle (+ video)

IBM says it plans to hire 2,000 veterans over the next four years, part of the company's recent pledge to create 25,000 new jobs over the next four years. Several hundred jobs are posted in the Triangle and North Carolina. The tech giant also says it will offer free training for veterans.

Updated March 15

Premium Lock Duke survey: Exec optimism at 14-year high, 'strong' hiring plans but ...

Optimism among US chief financial officers is at a 14-year high with companies planning "strong hiring and spending" this year, says a new survey from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business and CFO Survey. However, they also have some concerns.

Updated March 9

Premium Lock Survey: Execs' economic optimism highest since 2004

A new survey of finance executives finds enthusiasm about the U.S. economy at the highest level since 2004, the latest in a series of reports from consumer confidence to job growth that point to economic growth. That enthusiasm is likely to mean more jobs and corporate hiring with execs saying they plan more of both.

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Updated March 6

Premium Lock Energy storage firm adding 200+ jobs in $251M Concord expansion (+ video)

‚ÄčAlevo Group S.A., a Swiss-based energy storage company, will add more than 200 jobs to its manufacturing facility in Cabarrus County as part of a $251 million expansion. Plus: Watch a video about the company's technology.

March 6

Premium Lock Pendomonium event highlights regional entrepreneurial event calendar

Three events focusing on various aspects of entrepreneurship are taking place in he Triangle in coming weeks. These are in addition to the CED Life Science conference. Here is an overview of upcoming events as provided by Innovate Raleigh.

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Updated March 1

Premium Lock Report: NC's life science sector drives double-digit job growth

New data shows that North Carolina's life science ecosystem continues to flourish with companies across the state increasing employment by 11 percent since 2010. But even more impressive is the industry's impact on related employment with jobs tied to life science surging by 15 percent. After a dip in 2014, related jobs surged by 31,000 in 2016.

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February 21

Premium Lock Trade vs. productivity: What caused US manufacturing's decline and how to revive it

Unemployment Analysis: Automation was not the primary culprit behind manufacturing job losses, and now too little automation is depressing U.S. output and leading to stagnation in U.S. manufacturing, says a report from the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation.

February 21

Premium Lock Crowdfunding, 'High Five,' Pendomonium events highlight regional entrepreneurial event calendar

Three events focusing on various aspects of entrepreneurship are taking place in he Triangle in coming weeks. These are in addition to the CED Life Science conference. Here is an overview of upcoming events as provided by Innovate Raleigh.

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Updated February 21

Premium Lock Report spells out strategy for how NC can cash in on 'data economy'

Big data  As billions of devices become linked to the Internet of Things and people as well as governments and companies generate terabytes of data daily, the "data economy" is flourishing. But how can North Carolina best capitalize on this tech opportunity? A new report outlines several recommendations.

Updated February 21

Premium Lock Corning to expand NC optical fiber plants, add 410 jobs

Fiber optic network                      Corning Optical Communications already employs more than 3,000 people in five North Carolina facilities, including two of the world's largest fiber manufacturing sites in Midland and Wilmington and two of the largest fiber cabling plants in Winston-Salem and Hickory.

February 21

Premium Lock Analysis: Automation, not policy, will kill H-1B visas

Immigration graphic TBR believes enterprise IT buyers -- the very large American companies using India-centric offshore services vendors -- will continue skipping over the details around their IT vendor's country of establishment and find an IT services company that can offer savings at scale, likely through automation, and can deliver on the emerging technology promises of digital transformation, regardless of substantial policy changes.

February 20

Premium Lock Incentives beyond tax breaks are crucial to economic growth

Economy There's no doubt that when a site selection consultant provides a report to a client company looking for a new home or expansion of a facility the level of cash incentives can be a tie breaker, and most CEO's will admit that cash incentives that help defray costs can be very attractive in the boardroom. The fact is that incentives are not, and should not, be limited to cash incentives or tax breaks which can have questionable financial impacts on the states or political subdivisions offering them.

February 6

Premium Lock Red Hat adding 60 jobs in Ireland, investing $13M

Red Hat Red Hat is investing some $13 million and adding as many as 60 jobs as part of an expansion of its operations in Ireland.

January 31

Premium Lock Charter Communications hiring 215 for sales jobs

Help wanted sign        Charter Communications is adding 160 new jobs and hiring 215 people overall for inbound sales positions.

Updated January 25

Premium Lock What to expect at SAS after another year of growth: Modest hiring, possible Asia expansion

Facing currency headwinds thanks to a stronger US dollar, SAS still grew revenues in 2016 in a streak dating back to 1976. As for what's to come in 2017, SAS Chief Marketing Officer Randy Guard projects more growth, jobs, possible expansion in Asia, and continuing development of new products as well as services.

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Updated January 24

Premium Lock LaunchRaleigh: A new program to boost Southeast Raleigh entrepreneurs

A new partnership of seven organizations, including Shaw University, the Rotary Club of North Raleigh and Wake Tech, welcomes its first 24 entrepreneurs for the first cadre of the new LaunchRaleigh entrepreneurship program.

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Updated January 20

Premium Lock Our next big challenge: Addressing America's job skills gap

Jobs        Analysis: Most employers are providing fewer opportunities for on-the-job training than they have in the past. Yet, they are still looking to hire workers with skills and experience. The result is that the responsibility for developing skills is shifting from employers to job seekers. This shift creates an imperative to develop an education system, especially at the community college and post-high school level, and training programs that recognize the skills and credentials that are needed by employers.

January 17

Premium Lock Report: NC clean energy sector adds 8,000 jobs in 2016

Clean energy   North Carolina's clean energy sector produced an additional 8,000 jobs in 2016 - an increase of 31 percent - but overall revenues fell slightly to some $6.4 billion, according to a new report.

January 12

Premium Lock Amazon, which is growing NC presence, to add 100,000 jobs across 'many states'

Amazon.com    "These new job opportunities are for people all across the country and with all types of experience, education and skill levels -- from engineers and software developers to those seeking entry-level positions and on-the-job training," the Internet giant says.

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