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ConsumerWatch: LinkedIn, Tech Firms Post Hundreds Of Job Openings

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SAN JOSE (KPIX 5) — As California rebounds from the economic downturn, Silicon Valley’s tech industry is booming. Companies such as LinkedIn are posting hundreds of new jobs.

Recruiting firms such as Workbridge Associates told KPIX 5 there are so many tech jobs right now , the agency is turning down some employers and carefully choosing who they recruit for.

Workbridge sees about 100 new positions a month.

LinkedIn is looking for nearly 200 new Bay Area employees. The company said it prides itself on employee development and work life balance. According to their recruiters, passion is the number one prerequisite for getting a job at the social networking firm. A degree is not necessarily required, but a robust LinkedIn profile is.

It is no secret LinkedIn is also likely the best job hunting tool around. The company’s membership has soared to 200 million and its stock is at a record high.

Smaller tech companies such as mobile app developer Tango are also looking to hire fresh college graduates to help fill their 20 open positions. Tango said the company’s fast paced environment and its growing user base of 95 million people is a good way for mobile app developers to get experience.

Anyone interested can apply at the websites for LinkedIn, Tango or Workbridge.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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