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This Week in Jobs DMV: Green with Jealousy Edition

Tree brokers, jobs and more.

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Editor’s note: Every week we ship an email newsletter featuring the region’s most exciting career opportunities. We’ve lovingly called it This Week in Jobs (aka TWIJ — “twidge.”). Below is this week’s edition; it’s meant to live in your inbox. Sign up for the newsletter here.

Branching Out

Forget the trophy office: The new flex for the super-rich is now, apparently, “trophy trees.”

So-called “tree brokers” have apparently built lucrative businesses helping the wealthy find — and nurture — that perfect baobab or kapok. Broker Walter Acree, in South Florida, reportedly quoted one potential customer $250,000 to relocate a tree.

Maybe Fern Gully should’ve looked into a SPAC.

The News

A year of pandemic, protests, elections and insurrection has meant work and society-shaking events have run headlong into each other. Stephanie Baggage, senior manager for people development at the digital services agency Fearless in Baltimore, shared three ways to build a company culture that’s responsive to social justice, core values and supporting employees amid societal upheaval.

Routing to the nearest bank: D.C.-based Mapbox is in talks to go public. In a deal that could value the company at around $2 billion, Mapbox would merge with a SoftBank SPAC.

Missing homework may sound like a blessing, but it’s a source of education gaps. The mobile connectivity and software firm Kajeet, based in McLean, is now finding growth by helping people connect to internet access where it’s needed most — namely, by partnering with schools, nonprofits and public libraries to ensure kids can access the learning resources they need to thrive.

The Jobs




  • Oracle in Arlington is looking for a Software Developer — Communications to design, develop, troubleshoot and debug software programs for databases, applications, tools and networks.
  • This could be your lucky opportunity: Slot-machine developer Castle Hill Gaming in Charlottesville is hiring a Junior Software Engineer.
  • Bechtel Corporation in Reston is seeking a Graphic Designer to help add punch to PowerPoint decks.


The End

That’s it for this week. Good luck out there on the job hunt!

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