It’s no wonder that Portland topped Forbes’ list of best places for businesses and careers across the nation. Since 2010, Portland has grown by over 60,000 residents, and it shows no signs of slowing down. Between rising household incomes and a low state unemployment rate (just 3.5%), the city is one of a kind. Aptly named the “Silicon Forest”, Portland’s renowned for its prevalence of tech jobs and corporations and some of the city’s largest employers are tech companies – Intel and Nike, just to name a couple. Here’s what IT professionals need to know about America’s newest tech hub. Continue reading
EdgeLink, a leading employment agency in the technology industry, will be saying farewell to their old offices on June 3rd and will be relocating to a more spacious suite in downtown Portland. Part of the next phase in their growth strategy, EdgeLink’s new and larger headquarters will be conducive to outward expansion as their personalized IT staffing and recruiting services continue to attract a loyal customer base.
EdgeLink’s new address will be: Continue reading
The Portland Startup scene is thriving, and EdgeLink is excited to be involved with the entrepreneurs and business leaders who are celebrating this growth. On February 5, EdgeLink’s Direct Hire Services Manager, Mark Schacter, hosted a panel of experts at the Portland Startup Week event, discussing “Strategies for Building a World-Class Tech Team.” Continue reading
EdgeLink regularly encourages its employees to get involved in the local community, so when I first heard about an opportunity to conduct mock interviews at Epicodus, I jumped at the chance to volunteer.
Located in Portland, Oregon, Epicodus offers a four-month, hands-on course on programming. Class instructors immerse students in a number of cutting-edge programming languages, with the goal of graduating fully-fledged, ready-to-work programmers and developers. Continue reading
EdgeLink is proud to be a returning sponsor for The Portland Startup Weekend, a semi-annual event where over 100 entrepreneurs compete in an innovative, synergetic environment to build startups from the ground up.
The recent Portland Startup Weekend event, which took place on November 14-16, provided designers, developers, and other skilled business people the opportunity to pitch ideas for brand new startups. The best ideas were voted upon, and groups formed to build these conceptual ideas into working business models within 52 hours. Continue reading