In today’s Bulldog update of technology news: Job fair today at NC State’s McKimmon Center; Facebook building third $200M data center in NC; Cisco opening RTP healthcenter for employees, NC on shortlist for GE HQ?

Job Fair today!

The NC State University Poole College of Management is hosting its fall 2015 Career and Internship Fair today, Friday, October 2, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

“With 128 companies registered, this will be our largest career and internship fair to date,” said Brian Newton, director of career development for the college’s Office of Undergraduate Programs.

Students have been preparing for this day pretty much from the start of the fall semester, with recruiters on campus for resume reviews, the college’s third annual Professional Development Expo, on-campus and other opportunities for recruiters to meet and get know the college’s students. They also will be using a career fair app to plan their time at the career fair.

While this is the business schools’ fall career fair, all NC State students and alumni are invited to stop attend, to learn about career opportunities available with the participating companies.

The career fair will be held at the NC State McKimmon Center at the corner of Gorman and Western Boulevard in Raleigh.

Cisco opening healthcare center for RTP employees

Cisco is opening a new 7,000 sq. ft. healthcare center for employees and their dependents on its RTP campus.

The company will host a tour of the new facilities and ribbon cutting ceremony Wednesday, Oct. 7 at 10 a.m until 12:30 p.m, which features, among others, Bob Geola, president and CEO of the RTP Foundation. There will be refreshments. This event is not open to the public, only Cisco employees, local officials, and UNC execs are attending.

Facebook building third data center in Forest City

Facebook says it will build a third data center in Forest City in Rutherford County, investing $200 million and creating new jobs.

Facebook said in a statement, “We’ve also built one of the most energy efficient data centers in the world, including two data center buildings and one cold storage facility. Today, we’re happy to announce that we’ll be constructing our third data center building in Forest City, which will represent an additional capital investment in excess of $200 million.”

The construction will add to a project that has supported thousands of jobs in the regional economy and generated millions of dollars in economic impact, as highlighted in the economic impact study:

The company says it has more than 125 full-time jobs supporting operations at the site, helping to connect the world through Facebook.
The third building will feature the latest Open Compute Project hardware designs (which we share with the rest of the industry and, like our other buildings, will be cooled using outside air instead of energy-intensive air conditioners.

Facebook says one of its highest priorities in Forest City is being a good neighbor. That’s why it invested more than $575,000 in local schools and nonprofits to support technology, education, and innovation in the region through our Community Action Grants program.

“We have an ongoing commitment to hire local talent, contractors, and service providers to support data center operations. And we’ve partnered with PANGAEA Internet; the Towns of Forest City, Rutherfordton, and Spindale; and Rutherford County Schools to construct a free Wi-Fi network to enable thousands of local students and families to connect to the Internet,” says the company

It also reports it has jobs open. Check out

GE moving HQ, is NC on the shortlist

General Electric (NYSE: GE) may have North Carolina on the short list as a location for its new headquarters, reports the Triangle Business Journal.

GE, which has an aircraft engine manufacturing plant in Durham, is considering North Carolina along with front-runner Georgia and other locations including Florida, Nevada, DC, New Mexico and Rhode Island.

For the TBJ’s report see: