Well, here’s the news of the day – San Francisco-based Yelp, Inc., San Francisco’s social networking, user review, and local search web site, will be soon be hiring 200 plus folks at a huge, brand-new office in Scottsdale, AZ.
Interested Arizonians (or just anybody, I s’pose) should regularly monitor Yelp.com/jobs to get in on the action before the madding crowd. Read all the deets below, if you want to hear the Arizona Department of Commerce and the Greater Phoenix Economic Council crowing over their win.
Scottsdale Mayor W.J. “Jim” Lane just drank our milkshake, all the way from the 480. Drank it up! Why? It must have something to do with the Bay Area lacking a “strong infrastructure and an educated talent pool of potential employees.” Read CEO Jeremy Stoppelman’s full quote below. And while you’re at it, feel free to read between the lines. Granted, Yelpers in San Francisco will soon have a little more elbow room, but it’s difficult to see today’s news as something other than a big dis to SF and the bay area.
Let’s remember the good times, back in aught-five when most Yelpers worked in town. Via Yelp.com:
Another from Yelp.com‘s infamous 2005 XXX-mas party:
Sic transit gloria Web 2.0 in the 415
Bono, what hath you wrought?
Yelp to Open Office in Scottsdale. San Francisco-Based Technology Company Plans To Hire More Than 200 Locally This Year
Yelp, the community-led local search site, today announced it is opening an office in Scottsdale, Arizona, as it increases hiring to support the company’s U.S. and international expansion.
The San Francisco-based technology company plans to hire more than 200 people this year for the office, which will be located in the Scottsdale Corporate Galleria, and is looking to fill positions across numerous departments, in particular sales and account management.
Yelp, which connects consumers with great local businesses through user-written reviews and ratings on its site, has seen rapid growth in recent years. More than 29 million people used the site last month and review content has doubled in the last year to more than 9 million. Started in San Francisco in 2004, Yelp is available throughout the U.S. and Canada, and expanded to the U.K. and Ireland last year.
“Scottsdale and the greater Phoenix area have a vibrant and growing Yelp community,” said Jeremy Stoppelman, CEO and co-founder of Yelp. “The region is also a great place to locate a technology business, having a strong infrastructure and an educated talent pool of potential employees. We are excited to make Scottsdale home to our third Yelp office and the hundreds of future Yelp employees who will live, work and play in this great area.”
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