While you can safely bet that startups will always complain about two things—lack of capital and lack of talent—it’s completely true that the Oregon job market is exceptionally tight, as of late. And hiring talent can be even more challenging than it has been in the past.
It’s been a long, long time since I’ve taken the chance to feature Portland tech and startup jobs from the Silicon Florist job board. I mean, there’s a listing that comes out every week in the Silicon Florist newsletter. But seriously, who has time for email? So I thought I’d put up a post. You know, to make it easier on all of you job seekers.
If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: It’s so much easier to build a diverse company from the ground up than it is to try to retroactively unwind a white dude company later. So the sooner startups start thinking about a diverse workforce, the better off they’ll be in the long run. And if you need help to think about that diversity? There’s a startup for that: ScoutSavvy.
When it comes to hiring new employees, entrepreneurs at many startups have deep knowledge of their industry but little experience with recruiting and expanding their team. That can make decisions challenging, at best. Read More
What started with “building a bank that doesn’t suck” has resulted in building a product offering that has gotten sucked up by a bank. Portland startup Simple has been acquired by global banking presence BBVA for a reported $117 million. Read More
[Editor: The new year often has folks looking for new jobs. So now seemed to be the perfect time to share this guest post from Aimee Fahey, a local recruiter who has helped a number of startups fill critical positions with awesome people.] Read More
We love it when it when Portland companies get funding. But I’ve got to tell you… we’re pretty happy when companies with Portland offices get funding, too.
And that’s just what happened with New Relic—a San Francisco based company with an office of 20 in Portland—who just landed $15 million in funding. And part of that, no doubt, will be used for hiring more folks in Portland. Read More
When it comes to tech startups, there are certain things that are must haves: awesome engineering, an exec who can lead and sell, and some way of getting the word out about the product.
The third one—getting the word out—remains something for which most startups contract or hire lower level generalists. So when they start hiring higher level talent to bring those skills in house? That’s a really good sign. And that’s exactly what’s starting to happen here in Portland. Read More
So, you’re looking for a gig are you? Maybe a job with one of them there startup thingamajiggers? Well you’re a bright kid. I can see that going well for you. What’s that? You don’t know where to start?
Oh. Well let me see if I can help. There are a ton of awesome Portland startups hiring right now. So why not take the opportunity to thumb through the Silicon Florist job and gig board to see if one strikes your fancy? Read More