Business briefs

Mar. 11, 2013 @ 10:47 AM

Chatham Walmart employment office opening

DURHAM – Walmart is opening an employment office to help with the staffing of a new store that’s opening in Chatham County.

The store’s management team expects to hire about 200 people for the new store, which is expected to open in June at the intersection of U.S. 15-501 and Smith Level Road, according to information from the Chatham County Economic Development Corp.

Applicants are asked to fill out an online application at and should specify that they are interested in employment at Store 3182. They should call the employment center at 919-942-7830 to schedule an interview.
The employment center is in the Bold Building at 50101 Governors Drive, Suite 168, in Chapel Hill. It will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday. Management also plans to hold job fairs in Chatham, Lee, and Orange counties in March and April.

For more information about hiring, contact the employment center at 919-942-7830.

Oxygen raises $2.1 million for pharmaceutical development

MORRISVILLE -- Oxygen Biotherapeutics raised $2.1 million, the company reported in a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing Friday.

The company issued $1.6 million’s worth of B-1 stock, $500,000’s worth of Series B-2 Stock and associated warrants.

The pharmaceutical company, which is developing products to deliver oxygen to tissues, had announced agreements in February to issue registered shares of convertible preferred stock to an institutional investor.

The company had planned to use the transaction proceeds to develop its product candidates and to further its clinical trials and get regulatory approval of Oxycte, an oxygen carrier that’s in clinical and preclinical studies for intravenous delivery to treat traumatic brain injury, decompression sickness and stroke.

RDU officials prepare for spring break

MORRILSVILLE – Raleigh-Durham International Airport officials are preparing for the weekend as some college student return from spring break, and others depart.

Friday was expected to be the busiest day of the weekend. More than 27,000 people were expected to fly in and out of the airport.

The busiest travel period is between 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. Passengers traveling during that period are encouraged to arrive at the airport between one and a half to two hours before their flight departs.

Airlines in Terminal 1 are reporting that, beginning next week, more flights will be departing during the early morning hours, so passengers on AirTran and Southwest should plan to arrive early.

The second busiest travel period of the day is in the afternoon from 3 to 6 p.m.