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Updated August 16

Premium Lock Raleigh rises to No. 4, Durham tumbles in best cities for tech workers survey

North Carolina's capital city, which didn't even make the top 25 in a 2014 study and was No. 25 just two years ago, is now the nation's No. 4 best city for tech workers, according to a new study. Durham, meanwhile, fell to No. 37 from No. 2.

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August 15

Premium Lock Amazon to create 600 jobs at new Kannapolis distribution center

Amazon    Amazon will expand its footprint in North Carolina with a new distribution center to be built in Kannapolis that will employ at least 600 people.

August 15

Premium Lock Jobs, jobs: NC lands chemical plant, Revlon, Allstate expansions

Help wanted sign        North Carolina's economy is getting a boost from three different companies with a mix of high-tech positions included.

August 14

Premium Lock Dystopia or utopia? Jobs, education, the future and you

Help wanted          What is the future for jobs? Is it dystopian or utopian? Seems technology really isn't giving we humans much of a choice. Unless we continue to fight back. Thus a WRAL TechWire package about the challenges facing us in workforce development.

Updated August 14

Premium Lock 21st century's biggest challenge? Tech changing how we work, who works

We are going through what many economists think is the big issue of the 21st century, Dr. Mike Walden, North Carolina State University economist, says. That is, "How technology is rapidly changing how we work and who works."

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August 14

Premium Lock Jobs and work: 'What won't technology be able to do next?'

Parents, students, employers, educators, workers - those still working and those hoping to find and keep jobs - face remarkable challenges in coming years: What havoc and opportunities will the continuing rapid evolution of technology create?

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August 11

Premium Lock Wake Tech president: Avoid 'analysis paralysis' in attacking skills gap

Too often, people in education suffer from "analysis paralysis," Dr. Stephen Scott, president of Wake Technical Community College tells the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce Conference. Don,'t, he says. Attack in partnership with private sector.

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Updated August 11

Premium Lock How to win job wars: Execs talk strategies for workforce readiness

New jobs     IBM says it "can't hire enough creatives." Many other firms are looking to fill jobs. How can N.C. produce more workers to address a growing skills gap? Strategies for workforce readiness were a key topic of discussion at the North Carolina Chamber of Commerce Conference on Education. Here are some examples.

Updated August 10

Premium Lock 'Smart' building tech firm opens office in Raleigh, is hiring (+ video)

Site 1001, a Kansas City-based company that offers smart building services through a software platform built in part through artificial intelligence, is opening a new office in Raleigh. The firm is looking to add more staff, too.

Updated August 10

Premium Lock Hopscotch festivals, Entrepalooza among Triangle tech calendar highlights

A wide variety of events, including Moogfest and InnovateHER programs, are among highlights on the Triangle's tech calendar in coming weeks.

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Updated July 27

Premium Lock Study: Raleigh one of top 8 metros for $100,000-plus tech jobs

A new study ranks the Raleigh-Cary metro as one of the eight top metropolitan areas for tech jobs that pay $100,000 or more. The same study ranks North Carolina's capital as No. 5 in tech job postings.

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Updated July 27

Premium Lock International nutrition firm eyes RTP for manufacturing plant

Premex, a global technology company that develops, manufactures and markets animal nutrition ingredients, is opening a new lab facility in RTP and is hiring. But bigger news may come down the road, the president of the firm tells WRAL TechWire.

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Updated July 27

Premium Lock Well, maybe NC will get next Foxconn plant ....

New jobs     Foxconn picked Wisconsin for its $10 billion plant, but more facilities are expected. Maybe our state will land one of those.

Updated July 27

Premium Lock Trump announces $10 billion Foxconn plant in Wisconsin

A Foxconn facility President Donald Trump says that electronics giant Foxconn will build a $10 billion factory in Wisconsin that's expected to initially create 3,000 jobs, the largest economic development project in state history.

Updated July 26

Premium Lock Top Verizon reseller picks Raleigh for new HQ, 250 jobs

A Wireless, the largest independent selling agent for Verizon with more than 1,000 retail outlets, is moving its headquarters to Raleigh and plans to create some 250 jobs that will pay an average wage of $93,000.

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July 24

Premium Lock Associated Press: Here are 7 states in running for Foxconn plant

The Associated Press is reporting that seven states are in the running for possible expansion by Foxconn. Thousands of jobs are expected to be created if the high-tech manufacturer follows through with plans to expand in the United States.

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Updated July 20

Premium Lock Tech exec Steve Malik uses entrepreneurial skills in Major League Soccer, stadium pitches

Steve Malik's entrepreneurial success combined with his love for soccer could bring a major league soccer team to the Triangle as well as a new stadium. Presentations on Wednesday show Malik's entrepreneurial touch with his plans for a stadium in downtown Raleigh.

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Updated July 18

Premium Lock RTP's job market: Thousands of open positions but tough to fill

Help wanted sign        Even with unemployment well below 5 percent in the Research Triangle market, many companies are looking for workers. But their demands are high with a heavy emphasis on college degrees, work experience and technical skills. Here's a look at what employers are seeking.

July 14

Premium Lock Durham's newest HQ: Fast-growing software firm Prescient (+ video)

Three months after raising a whopping $40 million in venture capital, Colorado-based construction software startup Prescient is moving its headquarters to Durham. The move follows the firm's decision a year ago to construct a 200-employee plant in the Triad.

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