Will Ex-Yahooers Consider Detroit?

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DETROIT (WWJ) – Some local companies are asking the more than 2,000 recently laid off Yahoo employees to think about coming to Detroit. Quicken Loans and Detroit Venture Partners are among the Detroit businesses looking to hire hundreds of technology and marketing professionals.

“Detroit is quickly emerging as one of the nation’s best kept secrets when it comes to technology, Internet and mobile-related jobs,” said Josh Linkner, CEO and Managing Partner of Detroit Venture Partners, in a statement. “We know that there is a great deal of talent inside of Yahoo – especially in marketing and web development, and we’re encouraging those who have been impacted by job cuts to consider Detroit as the next stop in their career.”

The companies plan to begin interviews immediately and fly candidates to Detroit.

“We are creating an exciting urban core for young, energetic and creative professionals who want to affect the outcome of an entire region,” said Quicken Loans CEO Bill Emerson. “Not only does Detroit make for a great place to start or grow a business, but it’s also a great option for those who want to be on the ground-floor of rebuilding and reinventing a great American city.”

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