Advanced Cabling Systems Plans 20-25 New Tech Jobs

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Network integration company Advanced Cabling Systems is expanding in Little Rock, Ark., and plans to add 20 to 25 new technology jobs in 2014. The company is adding a 6,100-square-foot building next to its North Little Rock headquarters to house its corporate resources division as well as IT and engineering support, with state incentives dependent on its job-creation plans. ACS specializes in the design and installation of access control systems, voice and data network cabling, security, closed-circuit television and wireless… continue…

EMC Sues Ex-Employees for Jumping Ship

A hot Silicon Valley data storage startup that’s looking to double its staff faces a challenge that goes beyond the tight talent market: Some of its recruits are being sued by their former employer. After reportedly losing 30 employees, EMC Corp. has gone to court, the Boston Globe reports. The company is suing some former employees and their new employer, Pure Storage Inc., based in Mountain View, Calif. Pure expects to add 300 workers next year. The company’s website says… continue…

Broadcom Shares Dip; Layoffs Planned

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Broadcom shares took a dip on Tuesday after the company forecasted fourth-quarter revenue lower than what analysts had expected and cuts of as many as 1,150 jobs, according to Bloomberg. The company leads the market for chips that provide short-distance wireless connections, such as the ones used in iPhones and iPads, but demand is slowing for chips that connect mobile phones to the Internet. Bloomberg reported that the company is struggling to roll out new cellular technologies, hurting its ability… continue…

Juniper Networks To Cut 280 Jobs

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In another illustration that a good earnings report doesn’t equal job security, Juniper Networks announced it is cutting 280 jobs – 3 percent of its workforce – despite meeting its third-quarter targets. Juniper CEO Kevin Johnson said during his company’s earnings call that the layoffs are part of the cancellation of the MobileNext project, the company’s effort to build new mobile service provider technologies, according to Enterprise Networking Planet. MobileNext was intended to compete with Cisco’s ASR 5000 LTE gateway,… continue…

Amazon Posts 100 Jobs at Vancouver Dev Hub

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Amazon has posted 100 jobs as it builds up its presence in Vancouver, one of its two development centers in Canada. (The other is in Toronto.) “Amazon Vancouver anticipates growing quickly,” says a notice on its site. Another states, “The Amazon Vancouver development team will initially focus on helping to develop tools and applications that enable all Amazon engineers to deliver the best, most scalable and efficient technologies.” So far, there are about 70 positions listed for software engineers, and… continue…

N.J.’s Internet Gambling May Create IT Jobs

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Online gambling in New Jersey goes live on November 26, and a number of online wagering companies are betting that new jobs, including IT positions, are sure to crop up as a result, says the Press of Atlantic City. PokerStars, 2UP Gaming,, 888 Holdings and other Web companies operating gambling sites overseas are looking to enter the New Jersey market, but they will first need to get a New Jersey Internet gambling license. “All of the jobs I’m talking… continue… Lays Off 40 Percent of Staff

Posted In Looking in Tech has laid off 40 percent of its staff after struggling to gain traction, according to Gigaom. In November, the company launched a new service allowing independent creators to sell streams and downloads of their movies, comedy recordings and other types of videos directly to consumers. The Los Angeles-based video distribution platform dropped its premium content distribution platform last week, just days after a positive profile ran in Fast Company. Co-founder Brian Norgard said the layoffs would primarily affect the… continue…

Facebook to Build Employee Housing

Facebook plans to offer its employees access to a hip 394-unit apartment complex within walking distance to the company headquarters, complete with its own doggy daycare center and sports bar. The $120 million apartment complex will span 630,000 square feet and feature other amenities including a pool, cabana section, rooftop deck, yoga rooms, concierge service and an “iCafe,” reports the Silicon Valley Business Journal. The cafe, doggy daycare and sports bar will be housed in a 13,000 square foot section… continue…

3-D Imager Photon-X to Add 110 Jobs

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If you’re interested in a job in 3-D imaging used at theme parks and in healthcare, check out Photon-X. The imaging technology company is moving its headquarters to Kissimmee, Fla., from Huntsville, Ala., and plans create 110 jobs over the next three years. The company landed $770,000 in state incentives based on its job-creation plans. It also has smaller offices in Dayton, Ohio, and the Washington, D.C., area. CEO Blair Barbour cited several reasons for the move to Florida, including… continue…

Long Beach Sets Out to Build Its Own Tech Community

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The Long Beach City Council wants to partner with the local technology experts to create a commission focused on building a thriving tech economy there. The 11-member commission would be charged with coming up with new ideas, assessing proposals for investing in technological innovation and infrastructure, and advising the city on new technology. The proposed civilian Technology and Innovation Commission would have one representative for each of the nine council districts and two at-large seats. It’s seeking input from tech… continue…