Software employment rising in Portland

Software employment rising in Portland

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by Joe Smith, KGW Business Reporter

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Posted on August 16, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 16 at 7:30 PM

PORTLAND – Oregon’s tech industry is on the rise, and a viral video is helping to showcase the jobs and culture available in Portland.

The video ‘Tech Town Portland’ showcases some of the city’s top start-ups and established technology companies.

The video, produced by Portland-based company Uncage the Soul, also highlight the city’s culture and interesting workplace environments.

“I think what the Tech Town Video does is really show a vibrant ecosystem of growing companies in different stages,” said Scott Kveton, CEO of Urban Airship.

Urban Airship is one of the city’s growing tech companies. The mobile marketing firm recently moved to a larger space in the Vestas building in the Pearl District.

Overall, software employment in Oregon is up more than 10 percent in the last year.

The Technology Association of Oregon will hold a recruiting event in San Francisco next week in hopes of luring even more tech talent to the state.

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