Boston Software Companies Went on Hiring Spree in 2015

softwareBoston is well known for being home to a variety of high level software companies. Last year, many of these companies went on a hiring spree.

According to a recent study conducted by ON Partners, nearly 800 new jobs were added during the fourth quarter of 2015. This may not sound like a big number, but it’s promising when you take into consideration the companies doing the hiring.

Fortunately for Boston area job applicants, there are many employers in the local area that “binge hire” from time to time. These companies include but are not limited to: Wayfair, Amazon, HubSpot, Google and DraftKings.

John Barrett of ON Partners added the following:

“The market continues to be unbelievably hot.”

That about sums it up, right? When an industry is hot, when companies are hiring in large numbers, the economy as a whole gets a boost. Furthermore, people in the market for a new job find themselves in position to succeed.

Here are a few other private companies showing a large increase in head count, as shared by ON Partners:

  • Warby Parker
  • Yext
  • Vox Media
  • Artsy
  • MediaMath
  • Fanduel
  • BuzzFeed
  • Refinery29
  • Schoology
  • JackThreads
  • Magnetic
  • Betterment
  • Trustpilot
  • Operative
  • Grovo
  • Work Market
  • NewsCred
  • Extreme Reach

If you live in Boston or you are willing to move to the area, you are in luck. The software job market is booming, and this could be an industry that helps put your career on the right path.

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