Through Hired tech talent can ‘auction’ themselves for jobs

hired.comUS startup Hired launches its service in New York tomorrow where tech talent such as developers, engineers and data scientists can find jobs at tech companies by ‘auctioning’ themselves.

Tech companies bid on these people and have to be upfront about salary, equity options and signing bonus. Hired comes to NYC after launching in Silicon Valley; according to the company, there are more than 5,000 unfulfilled tech jobs in NYC.

Founded in 2012, the company recently raised $15 million in funding and lists OpenTable, Lyft, Eventbrite, Lookout, Gilt, Nextdoor, Clearslide and NASDAQ as notable clients.

Named one of the 10 Hottest Startups of 2013 by Forbes, Hired’s goal is to create a steady, growing pipeline of great engineers, designers, product managers and data scientists; one that can support workforce needs for the next decade and beyond.

“With the expansion of Hired into NYC, we’re hoping to empower companies to find and recruit the tech talent they need locally so they can continue to thrive,” said Matt Mickiewicz, CEO at Hired.

According to a new report by HRA, Citi, Google, and The New York Tech Meetup, New York’s growing technology industry generates more than half a million jobs, $50 billion in annual compensation, $125 billion in annual output and $5.6 billion in tax revenues,

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Monty Munford has more than 15 years' experience in mobile, digital media, web and journalism. He is the founder of Mob76, a company that helps tech companies raise money and exit. He speaks regularly at global media events with a focus on Africa, writes a weekly column for The Telegraph, is a regular contributor to The Economist, Wired, Mashable and speaks regularly on the BBC World Service.


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Monty Munford has more than 15 years' experience in mobile, digital media, web and journalism. He is the founder of Mob76, a company that helps tech companies raise money and exit. He speaks regularly at global media events with a focus on Africa, writes a weekly column for The Telegraph, is a regular contributor to The Economist, Wired, Mashable and speaks regularly on the BBC World Service.