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
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
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
email@example.com(mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org) or 703-865-6350.
About StartUpHireStartUpHire 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.