Tech Companies Go After Yahoo Employees In Wake Of Microsoft & Layoff News

Silicon Valley Recruiters Zero In On Yahoo Employees from CNNMoney reports that technology recruiters are being inundated with requests from technology companies for them to find and secure Yahoo employees. Specifically, these technology companies are seeking developers, project managers, and key executives who may want to jump ship ahead of a possible Yahoo-Microsoft merger and upcoming layoffs at Yahoo that are reportedly beginning today.

Bruce Brown, managing partner at executive search firm Daversa Partners, told CNN:

Ninety percent of our clients are asking for Yahoo talent, particularly in the last two weeks.

Craig Silverman, a partner at recruiting network and job exchange LLC, added:

Any time recruiters sense difficult times in a company, where there could be a merger or acquisition, there is a sharklike feeding frenzy in which recruiters become more focused on attracting people from that organization.

Yahoo has had a rough time holding on to some top talent. You can find some of the significant Yahoo employee departures by scanning through the Yahoo employees category here on Search Engine Land.

Related Topics: Channel: Industry | Yahoo: Employees


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