When information technology services company Capgemini announced last week that it will open a Charlotte office and hire nearly 600 locals, it was welcome news in an area with a double-digit unemployment rate. But the announcement might not be good ...Read More »
A call by the local NAACP to boycott the CIAA basketball tournament and other large sporting events is not sitting well with some black businesspeople in Charlotte who say it would hurt black businesses. During an executive board meeting Tuesday ...
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Alonzo Ordonez left Costa Rica about 13 years ago for the United States. Like many others in his position, he was searching for opportunity. College educated, Ordonez was a music teacher before moving to Charlotte. But to make ends meet ...Read More »
Paris-based Capgemini will open a $4.2 million office in Charlotte, creating 550 new jobs over the next three years, Gov. Beverly Perdue said today in an announcement at the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce in uptown. Capgemini provides consulting, technology and outsourcing ...Read More »
RALEIGH — The North Carolina Court of Appeals heard arguments Monday in a lawsuit claiming legislators violated the state constitution by giving a private school millions of dollars to move to Charlotte. A three-judge appeals court panel will consider whether ...
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When the last donation was dropped off the night of Dec. 31, the number of donations made to Goodwill Industries of the Southern Piedmont was up 7.9 percent over 2009. Donations in the last week of the year accounted for ...Read More »
Mecklenburg County’s unemployment rate jumped to 10.4 percent in November from 10 percent in October, staying above the state’s November rate of 9.9 percent, the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina said today. In the Charlotte, Gastonia and Rock Hill, S.C., ...Read More »
Charlotte was the eighth-highest city for job openings in 2010, job-search website CareerBliss said today. A CareerBliss study that analyzed the number of posted jobs in metro areas found that job availability in the Charlotte area is outranking larger cities, such as Dallas, ...Read More »
Edmund Walker was furious. Last week he had four job openings on his roster to fill and started making calls to potential workers. One after another, they declined the opportunities. “These are the same people who had been begging for ...Read More »
The staff at Charlotte-based general contracting firm A.M. King has resorted to cold-calling potential clients in an effort to generate business. The practice has been working for the small company, said Tiffani Shoop, marketing coordinator for A.M. King, which handles ...Read More »