Last week Kathy Grayson at the Minneapolis St Paul Business Journal posted this article Amazon’s cloud-computing arm shops for Twin Cities talent
There have been some interesting reactions to the news ranging from:
Why here - yes, we do have a lot of very good IT pros here & who are looking for something new
Who would want to move to Seattle - two words, polar vortex
Oh crap, we can’t compete with them – yes, yes you can
So let’s cover those briefly…
To those who say we do not have enough talented IT pros in town or that we can’t compete with groups on the coast I say this… BS
Too strong? I have a much stronger response that will likely offend a bunch of you.
So let me pull this from the article… this is a more polite way of saying it:
Scott Burns, CEO of growing St. Paul software company GovDelivery Inc., said he's not surprised Amazon is recruiting in Minnesota.
"Anyone from Amazon or from Google is wise to tap into this market. We have a lot of talent," he said. "We compete by making [GovDelivery] an awesome place to work."