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San Francisco-based Hired launches its dev recruiting platform in DC

The online marketplace turns the tables on the job application process by asking prospective employers to bid for developers.

In Hired's world, employers are the applicants. (Photo by Flickr user Doblin/Monitor, used under a Creative Commons license)

Tired of lurking hackathons, jams or networking events to keep an eye on the next crop of talented developers?
Now, you can find them on an online platform that works a little bit like eBay.
Hired, a San Francisco-based company that curates tech job applicants for talent-seeking companies, has launched today in D.C.
During its six-month pilot, the company has already enlisted 5,000 engineers and more than 140 companies, including Opower, Trackmaven, Videoblocks, Contactually and Everfi.
After selecting qualified job applicants for the platform, Hired lets technology companies do the rest of the work.
Prospective employers can scroll down a list and make offers to the developers and other tech workers who strike their fancy.
“From corporations to startups, D.C. needs talent with modern skillsets like Ruby, Python and Javascript as they disrupt regulated industries like security, health care and education,” CEO Matt Mickiewicz said in a press release.
“Our goal is to be the talent pipeline that fuels this innovation,” he said.
The company has found that the D.C. metro area has a disproportionate amount of Java engineers, but an unmet demand for Ruby developers.
Hired, a company founded in 2012 which is now based in 10 cities across the U.S. and in London, has set up its D.C. team in WeWork’s Dupont Circle location.

Companies: StoryBlocks / Contactually / Opower / TrackMaven

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