A LinkedIn rival: InternMatch expands to entry-level jobs

Things are moving fast for the folks over at InternMatch. They raised $1.2 million in January, are averaging five million page views a month, and now they’re expanding in a big way. Originally designed to help college students find high-quality internships, InternMatch announced Tuesday that it is now offering entry-level positions with hopes of becoming the… Read More

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Ed Lazowska: The iPad wouldn’t be here without federal research dollars

University of Washington computer science professor Ed Lazowska is known for his strong opinions. And he got to share some of those Thursday, testifying before the House Science, Space and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Science Education. Lazowska’s main point: Federal research dollars play a critical role in helping to spark innovation. Lazowska was making… Read More


InternMatch raises $1.2M, wants to expand beyond internships

More money and changes are coming for the successful team at InternMatch. Founded in Seattle back in 2009 and now stationed in Silicon Valley, InternMatch just landed a $1.2 million round from previous investors like Netflix Founder Marc Randolph and TeachStreet founder Dave Schappell, along with new additions like Seattle angel investor Rudy Gadre. InternMatch helps students find high-quality… Read More


Infographic: There’s a career for everyone at Microsoft

From the Surface to social to SkyDrive, there’s a little something for everyone at Microsoft. That’s at least according this neat infographic post that shows everything going on at Microsoft and how its products/services intertwine with each other. It appeared on the “Next at Microsoft” blog that’s edited by Steve Clayton, who just appeared on our weekly podcast… Read More


Amazon is growing so fast it just hired a former member of the Presidents of the United States of America

Nope, Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton aren’t joining But the fast-growing Seattle tech juggernaut recently hired another former President. Dave Dederer, one of the founding members of Seattle rock band The Presidents of the United States of America, has joined as MP3 content lead. Dederer is being a bit elusive as to what… Read More

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HBO plans new ‘Code Labs’ facility in Seattle

HBO is taking steps to establish a new facility in Seattle called “HBO Code Labs,” according to a job posting and state corporations records dug up by GeekWire this week. We haven’t yet been able to confirm further details from HBO representatives during this holiday week, but separately we’ve been hearing rumblings that HBO is… Read More


Chart: Washington state jobless rate falls to 8.2 percent

Washington state’s unemployment rate fell to 8.2 percent during October as 9,600 private sector jobs were added. That compares to an unemployment rate of 8.9 percent during the same period last year. The state’s jobless rate still sits above the seasonally adjusted numbers for the nation as a whole, with preliminary numbers coming in at… Read More


Report: Washington is the most ‘app-intense’ state

Welcome to the state of Washington, the land of apples, asparagus and apparently, apps. According to a new study titled “The Geography of the App Economy,” application development in Washington contributes 49,800 jobs with an economic impact of $2.7 billion. In terms of “app intensity,” which measures the number of app economy jobs relative to the… Read More


Cha-ching: Tech salaries projected to increase in 2013

Great news for those in the tech industry and others hoping to get there: projected technology salaries are increasing across the board. That’s according to professional consulting company Robert Half International, which just released its annual salary guide for technology professionals. The study is based upon nationwide market observations, analysis of current and future hiring trends, as well as workplace research…. Read More

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Mayor McGinn: Seattle’s economic picture brightens

Things are looking up in Seattle, and Mayor Mike McGinn is touting the improvements. In a press release today, McGinn said that revenue collections for 2012 are trending ahead of forecast by about $7.6 million. The job picture also is looking better. “Seattle got hit hard by the recession, and though we’re not all the way… Read More


Map: Here’s where tech jobs are hot in the U.S.

It’s always interesting to compare various tech markets, and a new interactive map created by the Bay Area Council Economic Institute and Engine shows in great detail the areas of the country where tech jobs are hot. I’m a bit of a map junky, so I’ve spent far too much time today digging into the map this morning…. Read More


Microsoft adds thousands of jobs in 2012, mostly overseas

Microsoft’s fiscal 2012 is officially in the books, with the company reporting results yesterday for the year ended June 30. The company’s numbers show that it added nearly 3,900 jobs over the past year. The increase of 4.2 percent brings its direct employment to 94,290 people, a new high. It’s the largest growth in Microsoft’s… Read More


Washington’s unemployment rate rises in May, but that actually could be a good thing

Washington state’s unemployment rate rose slightly to 8.3 percent in May even as more than 11,700 jobs were added, according to a report from the state’s Employment Security Department. But is the uptick actually a good thing? That’s the word from Employment Security economist Anneliese Vance-Sherman who said more unemployed people are re-entering the job market…. Read More


Study: Washington state tech jobs grow 4% since 2010

The last couple of years have been rocky ones for jobs overall, as the economy struggles to emerge from the depths of the recession. But Washington state’s tech economy has continued to grow, with tech companies adding more than 15,000 jobs since 2010, or 4 percent growth, bringing the total tech employment in the state… Read More