LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Silicon Beach LA announced its inaugural Spring Hiring Blitz 2013 which will take place on Saturday, June 15th, 2013 from 10:00am-4:00pm at Loyola Marymount University’s - University Hall (Atrium) - in Los Angeles, CA.
The Blitz will feature a job fair, a panel of some of the most successful LA entrepreneurs including Brock Pierce (Playsino), Sam Kim (PaeDae), and others discussing what they look for when they’re hiring, a surprise guest keynote and appearances by leading tech companies and startups including: PaeDae, Leads360, goFlow Surf, Kluge Interactive, HereOnBiz, Cornerstone OnDemand, Plug.dj, Picture Healing, Nasty Gal, At The Pool and many more.
"Silicon Beach, LA – as a location and community – has come so far in just a few short years, and yet its Achilles’ heel is still startups having difficulty finding enough qualified talent. With the combined support of prominent startup companies, local community groups, and the top local universities and design schools we're creating a quarterly offline hub for everyone looking for employment in the Silicon Beach community – from interns all the way up to C-level executives," said Silicon Beach LA co-founder, Robert Lambert. “Aside from post-graduate applicants, a major focus is educating current students about the options in the LA tech & startup community from even the earliest age. By bringing the community to them, there’s an increased likelihood that they’ll stay local upon graduation. LA’s future success, in large part over the next few years, will be keeping the talent at our local universities from taking career opportunities elsewhere.”
To maximize the success of the event organizers have invited job applicants from all over LA as well as students from a range of top-tier universities and design schools including: USC, UCLA, Pepperdine, CalTech, Harvey Mudd, OTIS, Art Institute of Design Los Angeles, and The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM). Organizers are also working with the local LA Chamber.
“Talent is the fuel that drives technology startups towards capital infusion, customer acquisition and a healthy exit,” said Linda Bidrossian from the LA Chamber. “We need a high-tech career fair that opens conversation between companies and talented people from across LA’s colleges and universities.”
*Exhibition spaces are still available. Interested parties can contact the organizers directly.
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Sponsors & Partners
The Spring Hiring Blitz (2013) is sponsored by Cornerstone OnDemand, General Assembly and CallFire. Select sponsorship opportunities are still available; email for more information info@SiliconBeachLA.com. Event partners include both the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and the Santa Monica Chamber of Commerce.
Silicon Beach LA is an online resource and events company helping people find their way in Silicon Beach LA. Through a comprehensive job board, community calendar, local news aggregation, and social functions layer, the site provides insights into the local LA tech and startup community.