Vienna, Va. – July 9, 2012 – As America focuses on unemployment, the startup community across the nation has tens of thousands of open jobs that are going unfilled in part because simply not enough of the right people know about them. StartUpHire, the largest online database of jobs at startup companies, is throwing down a challenge to America to help fill at least 10,000 of those jobs by spreading the word through social media. In a grassroots campaign that kicks off today, the "Let’s Fill 10,000 Startup Jobs" initiative asks people and companies that care about job growth and entrepreneurism to raise awareness about startup jobs by linking up their social accounts to automatically share one job opportunity a day.
The campaign will call attention to the exciting opportunities at young companies across all industries and states and raise awareness that hiring the right people in the shortest time is a crucial success factor for startups. Supporters are asked to help spread the word that startups are hiring and to personally consider working for a startup themselves.
Echoing the campaign’s theme, StartUpHire CEO Steve Roberson says, "The future won't make itself. From services we use every day like Facebook or Twitter, to SpaceX delivering a payload to the International Space Station, American companies less than a decade old are impacting the world in big ways. We can all benefit when startups succeed but we have to help make it happen."
Beyond asking for support from individuals, StartUpHire also asks businesses that engage in the startup ecosystem, from lawyers and funders to service firms and suppliers, to promote the campaign through their social channels and web sites as well. The National Venture Capital Association has already asked its 400 members to support innovation and economic growth in the U.S. by promoting the campaign on their sites and social profiles. NVCA has also committed to promote the campaign in many ways between now and November. Other campaign partners include Startup America Partnership, National Science Foundation and New Venture Communications.
There are many ways that companies and individuals can get involved including placing the 10,000 jobs emblem on their websites and blogs, linking up their own social media networks, and developing email, blog or newsletter mentions on the campaign. It costs nothing to support the campaign and the benefit to entrepreneurship is invaluable.
To sign up for the initiative, visit the campaign at http://www.startuphire.com/10,000. Visitors will also be able to view the progress bar to see how many jobs have been filled and engage in other ways. To discuss other ways to show support, please contact Robyn Leenaerts at StartUpHire at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-865-6350.
StartUpHire is the largest online job search engine dedicated to recruiting exceptional talent to jobs at emerging growth companies. Its mission is to connect talented individuals to exciting career opportunities at startups of all kinds and to accelerate the team building process for companies and their investors. These are some of the most rewarding careers on the planet, but they historically have been difficult to identify. www.StartUpHire.com