Tech Jobs: Hiring in Fla., Northwest; Layoffs at Northrop

Our weekly snapshot of who’s hiring and who’s firing across the IT landscape.

Hiring

MovingIT services firm Mobiquity selected Gainesville, Fla., for its expansion site, where it will add 260 jobs over the next three years. The company’s mobile app development services have been growing significantly. [Dice News]

Hitachi High Technologies America plans to expand in Hillsboro, Ore., nearly doubling its workforce there. The company plans to add 30 engineers to its operations, with the engineers slated to each earn more than $100,000 a year. [The Oregonian]

Sony Computer Entertainment is hiring engineers in games development. The company’s engineering recruiter says he’s seeking graphic-engine developers system-game engine developers. [Dice News]

Logistics firm Argol America is relocating its North American headquarters to Charlotte, N.C. The Italian-based firm plans to hire 20 workers over the next three years there in such areas as engineering, IT and administration. [Charlotte Observer]

Advertising technology company Nanigans raised a $5.8 million funding round, prompting the Boston-based company to forge ahead in hiring folks for its engineering, product and customer service operations in North America and Europe. Nanigans is focusing its work on social and mobile products and diversifying its vertical offerings. [Boston Herald]

Layoffs

Northrop Grumman Technical Services is cutting 768 employees from its Fort Irwin, Calif., payroll come May 31, according to the defense contractor’s WARN notice with the state of California. The technical services unit handles such things as supply chain management to automated test equipment. [Dice News]

Texas Instruments, which announced last year it would slash 1,700 jobs tied to its wireless mobile efforts, took another swipe at its headcount. TI let go upwards of 99 employees in April. They largely worked in its analog business in Texas and Arizona. [Dallas Morning News]

Electronics Arts has reportedly laid off as much as 10 percent of its workforce — about 900 people — in recent weeks as it seeks to restructure its business more tightly around mobile and other new technologies. [Kotaku]

C&D Technologies plans to cut 90 jobs from its Milwaukee factory between June and December. The workforce reduction comes as the company moves its battery production line to Mexico. C&D Technologies, which employs 240 people, manufactures batteries for data centers and power supplies. [Journal Sentinel]

The official layoff count is in for LucasArts and LucasFilm Animation. Filings with the State of California say LucasFilm Animation will cut 117 workers by May 18 and LucasArts will terminate 102 workers by June 2. Most of the workers have already been let go, when LucasFilm announced the closure of its LucasArts studio in April. [Dice News]

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