Quantcast

Sunday November 23, 2014

Stories related to ‘employment’

A Guide to Free Tech Training in NY

A Guide to Free Tech Training in NY

Finding an entry-level job with little experience with technology can be  difficult. That is why MetroFocus has compiled a list of low or no cost technology training centers throughout the city that can help with a lack of tech skills and may even help prepare you for a job. Some of the [Full Story…]

NJ.com Exec Accidentially Leaks Digital Strategy

NJ.com Exec Accidentially Leaks Digital Strategy

Newly hired chief content officer of NJ.com (the website of several NJ papers including The Star-Ledger) Lamar Graham caused quite a stir among journalists last week by posting what he thought was a private message on Facebook announcing: "I'M HIRING! NJ.COM - New Jersey's biggest digital news [Full Story…]

NY Startups Losing Engineers to Big Companies

NY Startups Losing Engineers to Big Companies

Startups are competing for a limited talent pool of engineers, as according to Crain's New York Business, it is becoming more and more important to be able to attract and hire talent. NY tech startups are relying on both outsourcing and recruitment teams in their search for engineers. For example, [Full Story…]

New Companies Emerge Offering Outsourcing for Startups

New Companies Emerge Offering Outsourcing for Startups

Companies have begun to emerge that offer startups options for outsourcing. According to Crain's NY Business, the Long Island-based website building company called Clevertech.biz uses employees based in NY, the Midwest, Europe, and the Far East. Companies like Cliff Sirlin's Project Decor use [Full Story…]

Facebook NY Office on Madison Ave. Seeks to Lure Engineers

Facebook NY Office on Madison Ave. Seeks to Lure Engineers

Facebook's NY engineering boss Serkan Piantino has cited the ity  as a more diverse tech hub than Silicon Valley. He told Wired that, "The reason people don’t want to be in Silicon Valley is because while it’s awesome for the tech community, [and] is so deep in terms of people thinking about [Full Story…]

NY Email Company Looks to Keep Employees Happy

NY Email Company Looks to Keep Employees Happy

Return Path, a NY-based email security start up created by Matt Blumberg, has made a name for itself with an annual turnover rate of just 1%, according to Crain's New York Business. In 2003, the company bought Assurance Systems, which had a service that made sure companies' emails didn't get blocked [Full Story…]

#TCDisrupt – Are NY Engineers More Attracted to Finance Industry?

#TCDisrupt - Are NY Engineers More Attracted to Finance Industry?

A panel including Foursquare's Henry Heyman, spoke about engineers in the city and the potential allure of the finance industry yesterday at the TechCrunch Disrupt NYC conference.  According to BetaBeat, the sought after engineers could be courted by the larger checkbook and "glam" offered by the [Full Story…]

Attention Engineers: NY Tech Industry Needs You

Attention Engineers: NY Tech Industry Needs You

Demand for engineers in NY is the number one concern facing the growing number of startup tech companies in the city.  According to WNYC.org, the need for these coveted code-writers was apparent at  New York Tech Day job fair this past April. Jesse Chad-Norris, co-founder of NY-based Indaba Music [Full Story…]

NY Film & TV Industry Continues to Grow, Says Report

NY Film & TV Industry Continues to Grow, Says Report

According to a study from Boston Consulting Group, NY's 's film and TV industry is flourishing. 2011 brought in $7.1 billion from the 275,000 employees in the city's entertainment sector, making it second place in growth only to Hollywood. Despite the national trend of job loss, the entertainment [Full Story…]

Goldman Sachs Looks to Hire Social Media Professional

Goldman Sachs Looks to Hire Social Media Professional

Goldman Sachs is looking to hire a social media community manager, according to Crain's New York Business.  The ideal candidate would establish a positive presence on the web and integrate the bank's brand message to the online community. It seems that whomever gets the position might have to [Full Story…]

Tech Startups in NY and the Issues They Face

Tech Startups in NY and the Issues They Face

According to a Metro Focus article, there are several hurdles to overcome for startups in Silicon Alley these days.  While the tech scene in NY is burgeoning, there are unique issues facing the upstarts, such as a shortage of software developers, the need for mentors and the lack of publicly [Full Story…]

NY Council Speaker Quinn to Spotlight City’s Tech Sector at NYC Startup Job Fair

NY Council Speaker Quinn to Spotlight City's Tech Sector at NYC Startup Job Fair

Today at  1:00 pm, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and AT&T's  NY president Marissa Shorenstein, will be “rebuilding NYC from the World Trade Center” at the 3rd annual NYC Startup Job Fair at 7 World Trade Center, 10th Floor.  According to information received by NY Convergence,  the fair [Full Story…]

NY Talent Fair for Startups Puts a “Fun” Spin on Acquiring Talent

NY Talent Fair for Startups Puts a "Fun" Spin on Acquiring Talent

In an effort to attract top creative talent for NY-based startups, NYC Uncubed is stepping away from tradition recruitment method. The tech talent fair, which is schedule to take place on April 26 from 1pm-7pm at the Altman building, will feature speakers from Etsy and Behance, in addition to [Full Story…]

Video Game Industry Looks to Grow in NY

Video Game Industry Looks to Grow in NY

While the Entertainment Software Association cites that 72 percent of American households played computer or video games in 2011, NY's share of the video game market is minuscule: 5 percent of companies directly involved in the video game industry are based in NY, according to MetroFocus. [Full Story…]

Wall St. Techies Jumping Ship

Wall St. Techies Jumping Ship

Wall Street technologists are heading elsewhere for employment opportunities.  Reasons behind this exodus include earning and growth potential, the ability to work on more interesting and innovative projects and the respect and clout of their possible employment avenue. Financial services firms [Full Story…]