Manufacturing company Corning will add 410 jobs in North Carolina

Manufacturing company Corning will add 410 jobs in North CarolinaAlong with an investment of $176 million among two plants in North Carolina, Corning Inc. has announced the addition of 410 jobs to come with the funding, reported Charlotte Business Journal.

Across the five existing locations in the state, Corning employs 3,000 people. An additional 200 Charlotte-area positions will be created at the optical cable plant in Catawba County, which will remain as is, while 200 people will be brought in to the optical fiber facility located in Cabarrus County.

Local and state grants will cover close to $11.3 million of the funding – if the company can meet the hiring mark by 2018 and as well as its retention goals, reported The News & Observer. The local and state payments will be delivered over a 12-year period, if the company retains those employees for that duration.

Numerous other retention goals must also be met in order to receive the incentives.

This is the second time New York-based Corning has brought jobs to the Charlotte region in the past year. According to The News & Observer, in September the company added 105 and 100 jobs to plants in Hickory and Winston-Salem, respectively.

Salaries of positions added to the two new facilities will be between $56,963 and $58,146, well above the state average.

Zach Price & TRG Manufacturing Search Division Complete Successful Operations Manager Search

(Richmond, VA) February 27, 2017 – The Richmond Group USA is pleased to announce the successful completion of a search for an Operations Manager in North Carolina.

Our client is an expanding wood pellet manufacturer with several industrial production facilities in the Southeastern U.S. Our client continues to grow and invest in top talent, new production sites and value stream initiatives that drive lean, efficient operations.

Zach Price and his team worked closely with Site Management and Human Resources leadership through the entire process. We were able to identify and attract an experience Operations leader with a strong background in industrial process manufacturing, lean methodologies and hands on technical leadership.

Should you desire additional information or about our firm please contact Zach Price and TRG Manufacturing Search Division at 804-285-2071 or email Zach at

Call me today to learn about our full range of staffing services; including full search recruitment, contract staffing, and WorkRocket, the new talent development experience.

Big Four accounting firm to add 500 jobs in Chicago

Big Four accounting firm to add 500 jobs in ChicagoFueled by the need for jobs in the division of cybersecurity, audit and tax firm KPMG – one of the Big Four – announced plans to create another 500 positions in Chicago, reported Crain’s Chicago Business.

When the jobs are added by the end of 2020, the Chicago staff will have reached 2,800.

According to The Chicago Sun Times, if there is one roadblock for big businesses and companies in the workforce today, including KPMG itself, it is cybersecurity, said Tony Buffomante, national leader for cyber services at KPMG.

On Thursday during the announcement at the company headquarters in Chicago, Buffomante said it has become, the “number one board-level issue and the [number one] risk preventing.”

In recent years, the cybersecurity practiced at KPMG has already expanded at unforeseen levels, as was highlighted with the previous 500 employees added to the Chicago office back in 2012.

“I wanted to make sure that we, as a city, were investing in the most important areas of growth and technology, which is [going to] be cybersecurity,” said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel who was present at the announcement. “There’ll be no shortage of possibilities there.”

Construction industry leading the charge in Illinois

Construction industry leading the charge in IllinoisAs the demand for construction in the city of Chicago continues to climb, more developers are moving in and breaking ground, reported Construction Dive.

Coining the new and somewhat surprising growth as “the great Chicago hire,” the construction industry news sources analyzed the reason behind the sudden expansion. At present, Chicago has the second highest number of cranes currently in operation among U.S. cities, behind only Seattle.

According to the source, industry leaders have named manageable public transportation, young talent and a relatively low cost of living as reasons for an increase in commercial construction projects in Chicago.

Several developers and leaders in the food industry have announced plans to relocate to the city.

However, the biggest news came at the end of January when infamous Caterpillar Inc. reported that it would no longer be adding new offices to its home-base of Peoria, reported The Chicago Tribune. Instead, the company, best known for its Cat products, will open a new office in Chicago.

The move will bring 300 of the Caterpillar employees to the city, though 12,000 jobs would remain in Peoria. Citing better transportation and an enhanced pool of qualified workers, Caterpillar aims to be moved in by the end of the year.

IT service Accenture to generate 15,000 U.S. jobs

IT service Accenture to generate 15,000 U.S. jobsBoston-based company Accenture, a global company providing a range of IT services and solutions, has pledged to bring more jobs back to the U.S., reported Computer Weekly.

Currently, 140,000 of the more than 394,000 Accenture employees are located in India.

Last week, the organization announced a $1.4 billion investment in skills development and a promise to create 15,000 U.S.-based positions in highly skilled jobs in the IT sector by the end of 2020. The growth would make a 30 percent increase in current staff numbers.

“In recent months, I have met with clients across all the major industries we serve, and the need for innovation to grow, compete and transform in the digital economy has never been greater,” said Julie Sweet, Accenture CEO for North America. “Accenture is a leader in digital, cloud and security-related services, and with this announcement, we are accelerating our investments in innovation in the US.”

Presently, many IT companies in the U.S. can bring engineers to their organizations with a H-1B visa, reported Reuters. However, under a new administration some of these practices among companies in the industry may begin changing.

The company-funded training is expected to take place among 10 new U.S. training centers the company plans to open, noted Reuters.

Terri Kubicki and The Richmond Group USA’s Sales & Marketing search division complete successful Business Development Manager search!

(Richmond, VA) February 8, 2017 – Terri Kubicki and The TRG Sales & Marketing team are pleased to announce the successful conclusion of a Business Development Manager search for a manufacturer of films and foils in the pharmaceutical industry.

As a result of growth, we partnered with our client to identify a Business Development Manager that could add to their growth and become a part of their succession planning. Due to our previous success with our client and their desire to promote this person to a Director of Sales as part of their succession planning, we were engaged on a retained basis to fill this very critical role.

With our extensive network in the packaging industry we were able to complete a thorough search within two months. Our client has added a Business Development Manager with deep connections in the industry who needed very little training to hit the ground running. Since joining the team, sales have already increased as a result of the knowledge this person brought and the connections within the industry he has made for his new company.

As your business expands, retirements occur, promotions happen or people leave do you have a plan to attract and retain top talent? Today’s market is currently a candidate driven market with less available talent to attract. Rely on a recruiter who specializes in your industry.

Should you desire additional information on this successful search or our firm please contact Terri Kubicki and the TRG Sales & Marketing team at 804-285-2071 or email Terri directly at