LOS ANGELES (CBS2) — A recruitment agency that specializes in technology is looking to place people in more than 200 open positions across Southern California.

Headhunters for Workbridge Associates in Los Angeles and Orange County are working overtime to find candidates with computer science degrees who want jobs in software engineering, computer pair programming and web development.

Workbridge recruiter James Vallone said, “The perception out there is that there are many more people that are looking for jobs than there are available opportunities. But in the technology industry…there are way more open positions than available candidates.”

The agency helped Mike Fortney, a front-end web developer from West Los Angeles, find his new job.

Fortney works at DogVacay, a start-up in Santa Monica that matches pet owners with sitters so they don’t have to board their dogs in kennels.

“I know plenty of friends where it’s taken months to find a job,” said Fortney. “It only took me about four to six weeks to find this job.”

Fortney said recruiters called him up to three times a week.

“In other industries, that’s almost unheard of,” he said.

Fortney’s new position allows him to put his creativity and problem solving expertise to work in an environment that makes him happy.

“We’ve got six or seven dogs in the office every day and they come up for a pet or for a treat all the time. That’s something I’ve never had in the office before and it’s a really nice addition. I love dogs,” he said.

Meantime, Workbridge Associates is also looking for college graduates with backgrounds in communication or business who want to work for them as headhunters.

For more information on Workbridge Associates, visit them online.


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