Recruiting Texans – Wellington seeking hi-tech talent at trade show in Austin
Grow Wellington is pitching the region as the land of opportunity for tech talent and investors at the South by Southwest (SXSW) trade show in Texas this week.
“We have over 500 high tech jobs available now in Wellington across a wide range of businesses and sectors,” says Grow Wellington Chief Executive Gerard Quinn.
“Wellington is the high tech capital with the greatest number of New Zealand’s fastest growing businesses in this sector located in the city and, although we have quality local high tech talent, this rapid growth means we need a great deal more.”
Mr Quinn says immediate high tech job opportunities in leading companies, combined with Wellington’s reputation as an innovative, well-connected centre with a great culture and lifestyle, will make it a winner in attracting international tech talent as well and investment and investors.
The SXSW trade show in Austin, Texas from 8 – 12 March is expected to attract around 70,000 people over four days. Grow Wellington will be joining NZTech, Immigration New Zealand and NZTE who are spearheading a New Zealand private and public sector presence at the show. Wellington companies Xero and Wipster will also be attending along with several business associations.