Call center operator to add 600 jobs in High Point

Call center operator Alorica will add another 600 full-time jobs at its High Point customer service call center, augmenting the 800 jobs that the company previously announced it would add there. The California-based company provides customer service for companies and organizations at call centers throughout the United States.

Lowe’s cuts 525 employees

Home-improvement retailer Lowe’s Cos. Inc. has announced a second round of layoffs, reducing its full-time employee base by 525. Lowe’s will cut 430 workers at its corporate offices in Mooresville, 70 employees in Wilkesboro and 25 more in other locations. The news comes a month after Lowe’s said it was laying off 2,400 nationwide in an effort to boost efficiency.

ShareFile founder to leave Citrix for startup

More than five years after selling Raleigh-based software company ShareFile to Citrix Systems of Florida, entrepreneur Jesse Lipson is getting ready to dive back into the startup game. Lipson, currently corporate vice president and general manager of the Citrix cloud services business unit, will leave the company next month after having pushed a slew of corporate expansions in downtown Raleigh.

Sonic Automotive earnings up 21%

Sonic Automotive says improved sales have contributed to a 21% increase in profits. The Charlotte-based auto retailer reports fourth-quarter earnings of $37.6 million, or 83 cents per diluted share. That’s up from $31 million, or 62 cents per diluted share, a year ago. Revenue grew to $2.6 billion from $2.5 billion in the same period. Adjusted for one-time gains and costs, earnings were 66 cents in the latest quarter, which beat the consensus estimate of 62 cents.

Nucor names new lead director

Charlotte-based steel manufacturer Nucor Corp. has named John Walker as lead director. He succeeds Raymond Milchovich, who was not up for reelection. Walker has been a Nucor board member since 2008 and has more than 30 years of experience in metal-related manufacturing.

N.C. Gov. Cooper pitches plan to raise teacher pay

N.C. Gov. Roy Cooper is calling for public-school teachers to receive an average pay raise of 5% over each of the next two years, a plan that would cost about $813 million. Cooper’s proposal would bring average salaries to more than $52,000 in 2017-18 and nearly $55,000 in 2018-19. The move would push the state’s average teacher pay to the highest in the Southeast within three years.

Corning to add 410 jobs in North Carolina

Corning Optical Communications is expanding its N.C. operations, with plans to invest $176 million in Catawba and Cabarrus counties and create 410 jobs. The company, a division of New York-based Corning Inc., could receive more than $4.7 million in state incentives if it meets hiring and investment goals. Corning already employs more than 3,000 in North Carolina.

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