Spokane, Washington (PRWEB) December 31, 2012
The statisticians at ManpowerGroup in Milwaukee might be surprised to learn about Spokane software company Imprezzio.
As reported in Forbes magazine, the mega-HR consulting firm rated the city of Spokane as worst in the nation for job growth in 2012, with a net hiring outlook of -4%. But since its inception in 2004, tech-savvy Imprezzio has continually expanded, defying expectations. In 2008, the company opened a subsidiary in Romania—Imprezzio Global, and now has another subsidiary in Tornoto, Canada—Imprezzio Marketing.
The little software company that could, Imprezzio, has just signed several contracts to provide software as a service to various large, nation-wide insurance companies. This will necessitate hiring more staff in 2013 and beyond.
“We’re always looking for top talent,” says company co-founder Dave Talarico. “In the future we expect to hire around 35 people in Washington state—half or more from Spokane. We’re interested in self-starters and go-getters; from solution architects to customer service personnel.”
Sounds a lot like a Forbes quote from the communications manager of Indeed.com, Mike Werch, in 2011, on jobs in San Jose: “Established tech companies as well as startups are aggressively recruiting talent,” Werch said. “They look for experienced professionals as well as recent college graduates.”
In the words of Jan Quintrall, former President & CEO of the Better Business Bureau serving Eastern Washington, North Idaho, and Montana, “Ah, list-makers. It isn’t only when I see lists of best places to retire, live, or relocate and Spokane isn’t on them, that I wonder what the list-makers were thinking.”