Business briefs

May. 10, 2013 @ 06:11 PM

NC IT April job openings down year-over-year

RALEIGH – Information technology job openings in North Carolina were down 28 percent to a total of 3,960 in April compared to the same month last year. They nearly held steady with March, with a 0.8 percent gain.

That’s according to the N.C. Technology Association’s IT Workforce Market Analysis and Job Trends Report, sponsored by The Select Group. The job openings estimate was prepared by SkillProof.

“Though slight, the April results mean that the first four months of the year have each shown an increase in openings,” said Brooks Raiford, CEO of the association, in a statement in a news release.  “This pattern has not been achieved in the same period during the past two years, so this is an encouraging trend.” 

FCP plans June construction start for Durham apartments

CHEVY CHASE, Md. -- Real estate investment firm Federal Capital Partners, the majority owner of the downtown West Village development, announced Friday iintends to start construction in June of its planned apartment project in Durham.

The six story, 156-apartment community will be built on the block between West Main and West Morgan streets.

The company said it will be moving the West Village leasing office to a location on West Main Street, and is planning community improvements.

Starting this month, residents will have access to the billable car-sharing Zipcar program, according to the release. Two cars will be available at the parking lot adjacent to the leasing center on West Main Street.

Architect presentations to be held Tuesday

DURHAM – Architect Ross Chapin will host presentations in Durham and Chapel Hill Tuesday about “pocket neighborhoods,” developments of small groups of homes or apartments oriented around shared areas.

A presentation will be in Durham from 12:30 to 2 p.m. at the Trotter Building, 410 W. Geer St. A presentation will be in Chapel Hill from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Seymour Center,  2551 Homestead Road.

Chapin is an architect and author from the Seattle area who has previously developed pocket neighborhoods.