Business briefs

Oct. 08, 2013 @ 06:06 PM

NC IT job openings down in September
RALEIGH – Information technology job openings in North Carolina declined for the third consecutive month in September, according to a new N.C. Technology Association report.
According to the “IT Job Trends Report,” which is prepared for the association by SkillPROOF, IT job openings were down in the state by 1.1 percent in September compared to August. Employers posted a daily average of 3,730 jobs.
Only companies in financial services and banking posted more openings compared to the month before, according to the report.

CED to hold entrepreneur speaker series
DURHAM – The Durham-based Council for Entrepreneurial Development, a nonprofit that promotes and supports entrepreneurs in the Triangle, is launching a monthly speaker series.
The lunch, which will highlight regional entrepreneurs’ successes, is designed to allow Triangle-area entrepreneurs to learn directly from their peers.
“We know that entrepreneurs like to learn from each other, so we are creating this series to build a supportive environment and encourage networking,” said Joan Siefert Rose, president of CED, in a prepared statement.
The first session will be given by Ginger Krieg Dosier, CEO of bioMASON, who led the start-up company to win the Postcard Lottery Green Challenge 2013.
It will run from noon to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 23 in the American Underground classroom.
Attendance is limited to representatives from entrepreneurial companies. The price is $5 for CED, American Underground and HQ members, and $20 for all other entrepreneurs. Lunch will be provided.

Quintiles to develop neuromuscular disease registry
DURHAM – Quintiles, a Durham-based multinational company that provides contract services for pharmaceutical companies, has been tapped by the Muscular Dystrophy Association for patient registry development and implementation work.
The association will use the registry to study the natural history of muscular dystrophy and related muscle diseases, to collect information on practice patterns, inform care guidelines and improve quality of care for patients, according to a news release.
It’s currently available at 25 medical clinics within the organization’s national network, but there are plans to expand it to the association’s full network of 200 clinics by 2015.
The company has a three-year contract for the work. The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.