Hired, a recruiting firm for technical talent, announced Wednesday it’s opening an office in Austin.
The San Francisco-based company has more than 60 local clients including RetailMeNot, Cognitive Scale, Reaction, Sparefoot, Umbel, and Under Armour’s new Connected Fitness headquarters. The jobs for technical positions on Hired.com range from $75,000 to $250,000.
To bring more technology talent to the marketplace, Hired is also offering a $5,000 bonus, starting June 1st, for any candidates interested in moving to Austin.
Just like the rest of the country, technology talent is in short supply and big demand in Austin.
“Austin is one of the fastest-growing cities in tech, there are abundant opportunities here for anyone with good software development experience,” Matt Mickiewicz, CEO of Hired, said in a news release “Of all the cities we operate in, Austin is one of the most popular for candidates looking to relocate. The great job opportunities, unique culture, good climate, and dramatically lower cost of living than cities like San Francisco and NYC, all make Austin a draw for top talent.”
“Austin’s reputation as a center for tech innovation continues to grow, however, we are facing a growing gap that must be bridged between the talent that tech companies of all sizes are requiring and the number of highly skilled technical workers available to fill positions,” Julie Huls, CEO of the Austin Technology Council, said in a news release. “In order for Austin to reach its full potential as an international leader in technology, we need to find new, effective ways to attract and foster tech talent that matches the skill sets our tech companies are looking for. Hired offers a promising platform for this.”
Hired, founded in 2012, has raised $32.7 million in three rounds from nine investors, according to its Crunchbase profile.