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Denver-Based Convercent Cuts Staff, Then Hires

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The ax has been falling at the workforce at Denver-based startup Convercent, despite the fact it just raised $10 million. Convercent’s cloud-based technology allows companies to track compliance and corporate ethics. A former employee told the Denver Business Journal that the company recently cut 32 positions from its 70-person payroll. The newspaper is also reporting that some workers at the two-year-old company were replaced with new hires. “[CEO and Co-Founder Patrick] Quinlan mentioned that he staffed up too soon and… continue…

Austin Courts athenahealth’s More Than 600 Jobs

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City and state officials are dangling an incentive package worth $5.6 million in front of health IT vendor athenahealth in return for creating 607 new full-time jobs in Austin, Texas, by the end of 2023. Austin – along with Atlanta, Boston and San Francisco — are said to be in the running for the company’s major research and development center. Texas Gov. Rick Perry claims to have landed the deal, but a company spokeswoman declined to comment, according to the… continue…

Uber’s Travis Kalanick Likes ‘Experiential’ Hiring

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San Francisco-based Uber, brainchild of serial entrepreneur/CEO Travis Kalanick, is currently valued at $3.5 billion. Despite having been stymied by regulators in several key markets, the nearly four-year-old company is growing at a rapid pace. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal, Kalanick said his company plans to address its rocketing growth by growing its workforce from 550 to between 1,500 and 2,000 by the end of 2014. To meet staffing needs, Kalanick uses a unique hiring approach which… continue…

TouchSuite to Stay in Florida, Add 50 Jobs

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Point-of-sale software vendor TouchSuite has nixed the idea of relocating to Texas, opting to stay put in Boca Raton, Fla. A $250,000 incentive package from the city and state that calls for adding 50 jobs helped make that the more attractive option. The new jobs are expected to include programmers and business development associates. The company, which focuses on payment solutions for small to mid-sized retail, restaurant and service providers, has 62 employees. Its next effort will focus on creating… continue…

Portland Software Firm Cozy Acquiring and Hiring

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Portland, Ore.-based real estate management software firm Cozy has acquired Landlordology in Washington, D.C., according to the Portland Business Journal. There’s been a ton of new hiring in the process. Startup Cozy announced the additions on the company blog. The new hires bring the company’s headcount up to 19 employees. Cozy also has a location in San Francisco. Landlordology, a landlord-focused educational website, will be a nice complement to its offerings. The company noted that it’s planning to expand Landlordology’s… continue…

Microsoft to Hire for Washington Data Center Expansion

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Microsoft plans to expand its data center operations in Quincy, Wash., with construction on the new center expected to begin in the spring of 2014, according to the Columbia Basin Herald. The first phase of the expansion is plotted for completion by early 2015 and will create about 100 full-time jobs, as well as a number of indirect jobs, according to the company. “As demand grows for our online and cloud services, Microsoft is anticipating growth in its cloud infrastructure… continue…

Benefitfocus to Hire 1,200 in South Carolina

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Employee benefits software maker Benefitfocus is planning a $60 million expansion in Charleston, S.C., with 1,200 new jobs on tap in the next couple of years. The company, which offers a SaaS portal for workers to manage all their benefits like healthcare, life insurance and voluntary benefits plans via a single location, expects to triple its workforce in Charleston. The first phase calls for adding a 145,000-square-foot customer training and support office to house 600 workers. That’s expected to be… continue…

HP to Add 200 Jobs in Arkansas

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It was just six months ago that HP was handing out pink slips to 500 workers in Conway, Ark. But now, the tech titan has announced it will add 200 positions there to focus on its healthcare clients. The new positions are slated for software developers, business analysts and managers. “We’re very positive about our growing health care business and we wouldn’t expand here if we didn’t think we had an opportunity to have these jobs and support that growing… continue…

Cisco to Create 1,700 Jobs in Ontario

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Cisco has committed to creating 1,700 jobs in Ontario over the next six years as part of a 10-year deal with the provincial government. The new jobs will focus on research and development. Currently, the company employs 1,300 people in Ontario, and says it could expand its headcount to 5,000 by 2024. The agreement calls for Cisco to invest $4 billion in the province, including $2.2 billion in salaries. In return for creating the jobs, Ontario will pitch in up… continue…

How to Get a Job at Coursera

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Coursera, fresh on landing $43 million in funding, will double the size of its workforce to approximately 100 people, all of whom will work at its Mountain View headquarters. About half of the new positions will be in engineering and technology, says Sangeeta Narayan, the company’s head of talent recruiting. More specifically, the jobs will include infrastructure and DevOps to help with site reliability and its ability to scale. Back-end engineers with skills in Java and C++ will be among… continue…