Austin Painpoint Job Fair

Today is the last day to register for the Austin Painpoint Job Fair. Door64 founder Matt Genovese conducted a survey of Austin area employers asking them what their pain points were when it comes to hiring.

Friday Featured Jobs

Here’s a few tech jobs that we’d like to highlight for you on this Friday.

Get Your Next Job at SXSW: Work at a Startup

Just as the SXSW Accelerator does a fantastic job of catering to the founder/entrepreneur and investor-attendee at SXSW, the Tech Career Expo @ SXSW (March 9-10, 2012 at the Austin Music Hall – No Badge Needed) serves the needs of professionals eager to accelerate their career with a new, exciting position.  If multibillion-dollar companies are […]

“Another Website Isn’t Going To Solve The World’s Problems”

That’s not a catchy headline. That’s what Ethernet inventor and current UT innovation czar Bob Metcalfe told me at a recent Dell Entrepreneur event. And if you caught Metcalfe’s keynote at this year’s Clean Energy Venture Summit, you know he’d likely tell you to invest in a handful companies in the so-called “enertech” sector. “I’m […]

ATC’s Survey Results Show CEOs Still On The Hunt For Talent

With unemployment still high and the U.S. economy still tight, it’s always a bit surprising to see companies struggling to staff up. But that’s exactly what Austin Technology Council’s recent survey results from more than a hundred CEOs showed. I looked at three of the top findings and tried to uncover some of the reasons […]

New Jobs Section

I have changed the way that our Jobs section works, and it is now powered by Along the right hand side is a list of all the emerging technology companies that are hiring in Austin (in my humble, personal opinion). Click on any of those company names, and you’ll see all the current job […]

HostGator Moves 300 Jobs to Austin

The news was teased in local media outlets on Monday. Everyone had heard that the Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce was going to announce a new company moving to town with 300 jobs, but nobody knew who it was. But we were told who it wasn’t going to be. In the end it turned out to be web hosting company HostGator, as they plan to expand into Austin, initially employing 200 people, ramping up to 300 over the next 36 months.

Informavore: Creating an Employment Forecast That Matters

Instead of relying on the constant fluctuations of large scale data-deduced trends, we need to make data personal and relevant again.

Is the Labor Market Recovering?

Our guest blogger today is Greg Garrison, the president of vrecruting – Recruiting solutions from vcfo. He has over 17 years experience in the recruiting and staffing industry, and is regularly quoted nationally as a thought-leader in employment trends. He can be reached at or 512-450-6569. The Labor Market and the Economic Recovery Last […]

Startups are Hiring in Austin

Despite the economy, I get people who frequently tell me that their emerging technology company is looking for talent. I thought I would compile a few of those, and publish them out there for everyone to see. If  you have others, please post them in the comments. Socialware is looking to add sales talent, as […]