Business briefs

Jun. 18, 2013 @ 07:42 PM

 Quintiles makes Computerworld list

DURHAM – Durham-based Quintiles, a publicly traded biopharmaceutical services company that manages clinical trials for pharmaceutical companies, made it on the list of IDG’s Computerworld “100 Best Places to Work in IT list.”
The company said in a news release that this was the fifth time that it’s landed on the list. Computerworld has recognized the top companies for information technology professionals since 1994 based on criteria such as diversity, career development, training, and retention, according to the release.
The company, based in Durham, has more than 27,000 employees in approximately 100 countries.
Other local employers on the list included Cary-based SAS and San Diego, Calif.-based Qualcomm.

Seeds from Burt’s Bees
DURHAM – Burt’s Bees, a personal care products company that’s a division of California-based The Clorox Co., is giving away free seed packets through its website in honor of National Pollinator Week.
The Durham-based business is giving away 85,000 bee-friendly wildflower seed packs, according to a news release, among other initiatives.
For information, go to the website