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College grads would rather work at Microsoft over Amazon, Facebook

Maybe it’s the wacky and awesome commercials they’ve been putting out. Or it could be company’s reputation as an impressive charitable organization. Whatever the reason, college grads seem to want to work at Microsoft over places like Amazon and Facebook. That’s the finding from Universum USA, a global research and advisory company for employers that… Read More

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Take that, Marissa Mayer: This startup’s ‘nomadic engineer’ program lets developers work wherever they want

We’ve seen tech companies do all sorts of crazy things to attract talented engineers — giving away cash, cars and more. But this is a new one on us. Pathable, a six-year-old Seattle startup that specializes in building social networks for events, just launched a “nomadic engineer” program in which it plans to pay engineers… Read More

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Microsoft sees charitable efforts as key recruiting tool for young talent

While high-tech companies like Google and Facebook have made it tougher for Microsoft to recruit and retain top employees and engineers over the years, the Redmond-based software giant believes that its philanthropic efforts are attracting talent now more than ever. Brad Smith, Microsoft’s general counsel, sat down with reporters after Microsoft marked its 30th Employee… Read More

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Twitter opens doors on new Seattle engineering office

We’ve certainly been intrigued with all of the Silicon Valley tech giants that have opened offices in the Seattle area in recent months, from eBay to Facebook to Jawbone to Zynga. Now, Twitter is officially fluttering into Seattle with its very own engineering office near Seattle’s historic Pike Place Market, not too far from Facebook’s… Read More

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Chart: Technology job posts are on the rise in Seattle

Last week, Payscale released a report showing that Seattle is one of the hottest markets for startup technology jobs. Now, here comes more evidence of the fact that technology companies continue to look for tech talent in the region, from giants like Amazon.com to small startups. Dice.com said that tech job posts on the site… Read More

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Does working at Microsoft really turn your brain numb?

Call it the Silicon Valley invasion. Facebook, Google, HP, Zynga and Salesforce.com — driven by an insatiable need for talented software engineers — have all established fast-growing engineering centers in the Seattle area in recent years to mine the riches of the Northwest tech community. But what’s the real reason they are all coming here?… Read More

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Get hired at this startup, and they’ll pay for your exotic travel each year

Some technology companies attract employees with catered lunches, on-site massages and stock options. But Buuteeq — a Seattle startup that just landed $3.5 million – has a secret recruiting weapon in its back pocket. It’s called Trotamundo. Join the upstart, and you’ll be encouraged to travel to beautiful hotels and lodges in China, Mexico and Chile… Read More