Portland startups and software businesses are having a hard time finding employees in the increasingly competitive hiring market.
Oregon has long been an outpost for Silicon Valley companies, from Intel to Hewlett-Packard. Another tide is rising, led by eBay, Salesforce, New Relic and others drinking from a previously overlooked pool of Oregon software talent.
While Portland's software industry is small in comparison to the Bay Area or Seattle, hiring a developer here remains considerably less expensive than in those hypercompetitive markets. And employers say Portland developers are less likely to job hop in search of a bigger paycheck or better opportunity.
Read more at OregonLive.com.