Category Archives: New Mexico

Portal Locks puts portals on lock down.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – An Albuquerque inventor launched his new cybersecurity firm when he filed for patents recently. Pete Berry’s startup, Portal Locks, locks down every port on a computer, from serial to USB to HDMI in order to prevent an unauthor ...

New Mexico housing sales opening doors.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Realtors Association of New Mexico reports 6,920 sales from January through May 2015 – an increase of more than 6 percent statewide year over year. Last month alone, home sales were up almost 10 percent with 1,673 homes sold in ...

New Mexico saw industry job growth in May.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Several industries posted job growth in New Mexico last month, resulting in an overall job increase of 8,200 jobs, or 1 percent. Education and health services added 5,000 of those jobs, outpacing all other sectors with 53 percent of ...

Lavu will double company size with $15M investment.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Lavu raised $15 million in funds from Washington, D.C.-based Aldrich Capital Partners and plans to double its size, hiring around 40 people. The additional employees will bring the Lavu count to more than 80 employees as a result of ...

New Freddy’s location will employ 50.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is planning a new location at Coors and Central that will employ between 50 and 60 workers. The new location is the latest expansion in the area for New Mexico franchise owner Ken Broc ...

New Mexico Economic Development launches new website.

ALBUQUERQUE – The newly launched New Mexico Economic Development Department website offers a new design and new features, as well as plenty of helpful resources. One of its new features is the Business Resource Center (BRC). The BRC is a one-stop-shop ...

Convergys hiring 250 in New Mexico.

RIO RANCHO, N.M. – The Convergys call center is hiring 250 new employees as it expands its Rio Rancho location. The public announcement was made last week by Gov. Susana Martinez. Convergys now employs 125,000 in 30 countries after acquiring large call ...

VSP Mobile Eyes focusing on the future in New Mexico.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Mobile vision care business VSP Mobile Eyes hopes to open the eyes of students by exposing them to careers in optometry. Forty students of Albuquerque’s Health Leadership High School assisted in eye exams and services for 115 patie ...

ABQid 2015 accelerator class companies announced.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Fourteen companies were selected for this year’s business accelerator class, and the company names were released last week by ABQid. The diverse group includes companies in the fields of technology, farming and play. Half of the co ...

Summer jobs pay off this year with higher wages.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A report released last week by CareerBuilder predicts plentiful pay and positions this summer. More than half of employers are offering summer jobs paying an hourly wage of $15 or more, and 72 percent are planning to pay $10 or more ...

Sitel searching for 275 more employees in Albuquerque.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The Sitel call center in Albuquerque is holding a job fair on May 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. to interview candidates. Sitel is looking for 200 employees to support one client’s seasonal sports satellite tv program and searching for i ...

ABQid selects record 14 companies for accelerator.

ALBUQERQUE, N.M. – Last week, the ABQid board of directors chose 14 companies out of a field of 50 applicants for the Albuquerque business accelerator program. The companies selected will be announced Thursday. ABQid business accelerator started last ye ...