For the first time in 28 years, Bernita Nichols said she’s looking for a job since the closure of the Flextronics Americas contract electronics manufacturing plant in Creedmoor, where the company made Redbox kiosks.
At a job fair at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel & Convention Center held Wednesday to showcase openings of Triangle technology companies, Nichols said she found companies with software development and other technology-related openings, as well as employers looking for a range of certifications in potential candidates.
Tranzyme Pharma, a Durham-based biopharmaceutical company that discontinued clinical trials for two drug candidates last year, is planning to merge with private drug developer Ocera Therapeutics Inc. in an all-stock deal.
Located between a shoe repair shop and an attorney’s office, the wine and beer bar Bar Lusconi is expected to open downtown Wednesday in a narrow, 600-square-foot space on East Main Street.
Durham-based Cree Inc. reported revenue growth of 23 percent in the third quarter as it saw increased sales of commercial indoor lighting fixtures and with the release of its new, consumer-targeted LED light bulb.
Durham-based McKinney was named as the advertising agency-of-record for pet food provider Royal Canin’s U.S. business, according to a news release sent Monday.
A Duke University-led analysis of home sales in four major U.S. metropolitan areas found that black and Hispanic homebuyers paid about 3.5 percent more for comparable homes than white buyers.
Durham-based FoodLogiQ has developed web-based software to track produce from the farm to the restaurant or grocery store and at steps in-between. Now the company is looking to hire additional workers to improve the product.
Parata Systems, a Durham-based company that sells automatic pharmaceutical dispensing as well as packaging technology, hired for about 70 positions last year, which included some promotions or lateral moves, said Mindi McLendon, the company’s vice president for human resources.
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The chocolate and pastry shop Miel Bon Bons moved from Carrboro to Durham and will open its retail shop to the public in June, said owner, pastry chef and chocolatier Bonnie Lau.
RTI International, a nonprofit research institute in the Durham County side of the Research Triangle Park, has been awarded a $96 million contract with the Australian Agency for International Development.
PSNC Energy has filed a request for a cost-of-gas-related rate increase with the N.C. Utilities Commission.
The share of residents spending 35 percent or more of their household incomes on rent has grown in Durham, according to a city report on affordable housing.
More than 30 percent of people spent 35 percent or more on rent, according to 2000 U.S. Census data cited in the report, “2012 Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice for the City of Durham.”
That share grew to 37.6 percent in the five-year 2006-2010 American Community Survey estimates.
The National Institute of Health Sciences is holding its 16th annual Biomedical Career Fair April 26 at the Research Triangle Park campus of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Appia, the Durham-based technology company that builds and runs mobile app stores, announced Wednesday that it has secured $5 million in debt financing from a Maine-based venture capital firm.
The company plans to use the financing from Portland, Maine-based North Atlantic Capital, as well as an expansion of an existing financing arrangement with Silicon Valley Bank, primarily for sales and marketing efforts, according to a news release. Jud Bowman, Appia’s founder and CEO, said the company is looking to speed up its revenue growth.