I don’t know about you, but after six years of headlines telling us how badly the economy is doing, I’ve just about had enough of the doom and gloom. How about some good news for a change?
According to Cook Associates, Inc., an executive search firm with offices in Boston, Chicago and New York City, the job markets here in the Hub and the Big Apple are on the mend after enduring a nasty slump during the second half of last year.
Even better news is that WordStream was named one of Boston’s “up-and-coming” employers after enjoying one of our strongest quarters ever in Q1 2014 and bringing more than 20 new staff members on board – myself included!
In its Q1 Digital Jobs Index, Cook revealed that hiring was up 2.2% during the first quarter of 2014 in Boston and 4.6% in New York City.
In Boston, 200 internet and digital media companies added 375 jobs in Q1. In New York City, 376 companies added 1,700 jobs (just this once, we’ll let the bitter Boston/New York sporting rivalries slide on account of all the new jobs being created and the fact that its Friday and all).
Boston Q1 Job Growth
Boston’s top company in terms of headcount gained in Q1 was Wayfair (who, coincidentally, have offices in the same building as WordStream – no wonder the lines for the elevator are so long first thing in the morning), with Care.com, Amazon, HubSpot and Google rounding out the top 5.
Aside from WordStream, other up-and-coming Boston-based companies mentioned in the list include mobile app marketing company Localytics, inbound real estate marketing firm Placester, hyperlocal social app CO Everywhere, and quantitative internet marketing firm AdHarmonics.
New York City Q1 Job Growth
Google emerged as the leader in terms of new Q1 hires in the Big Apple, with Amazon, Facebook, Yelp and Spotify close behind in the top 5.
Notable mentions in New York’s up-and-coming category include handmade ecommerce marketplace Etsy, website-building platform SquareSpace, ethical eyewear retailer Warby Parker, and real-time information discovery service Dataminr.
Got What It Takes to Work with WordStream?
Come and work with us! We’re an active bunch.
WordStream has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, and everything we’ve accomplished is a result of the hard work and dedication of our people. We’re growing rapidly, and are always on the lookout for talented individuals who want to work with us in our mission to help businesses of all sizes leverage the power of paid search.
We’re currently hiring for a range of positions, from sales and marketing to UX and software engineering:
- Product Manager
- Senior Software Engineer
- Front-End Software Engineer
- Senior UX Designer
- Customer Success Specialist
- Inside Sales Representative
- Business Development Representative
- Paid Search Strategist
- Customer Success Account Executive
- Customer Marketing Specialist
- Customer Success Associate – International Client Focused
To apply for one of these positions, check out our jobs page, and if you’ve got what it takes, come and grow with WordStream. We can’t wait to hear from you!