Earlier this year Thomas Friedman published a column in The New York Times titled "Start-Ups, Not Bailouts." In it, he argued that what America needs is more funding for start-ups and less bailouts for old, floundering enterprises. Why? Because the former, not the latter, are America's future. Friedman quoted Robert Litan of the Kauffman Foundation, who said, "Between 1980 and 2005, virtually all net new jobs created in the U.S. were created by firms that were 5 years old or less… That is about 40 million jobs. That means the established firms created no new net jobs during that period.” Clearly, a large part of new jobs are in start-ups -- which means that there is plenty of room for smart, innovative risk-takers in this market. If you need more proof, just take a look at this TMCnet article about IT job gains. According to the latest IT Employment Index from IT trade group TechServe Alliance, there were more than 10,000 new IT jobs in the month of October, reaching a total of 3,903,000. This is a 2.2% gain from the previous year, compared to a 0.6% total growth in the non-farm sector.
What does this have to do with CallFire? Well, CallFire is one of the companies contributing to this trend, growing aggressively in a market that seems to be stagnant. We have grown by 1076% between 2006 and 2009 and expanded our staff by nearly 30% in the last quarter alone -- and we don't plan to slow down.
Of course, we're not hiring just anyone; in a small company, hiring the brightest talent is more important than ever. Just look at our new Marketing Director Kim Kohatsu, whose goal is to "develop the brand into something meaningful and indispensable to our customers." And she is definitely more than ready to take on her role as our brand ambassador: Kim graduated as one of the top 12 Syracuse University Scholars with undergraduate degrees in Advertising, Political Science, and French; she then went on to receive a Masters of Science in Communication from VCU Brandcenter -- the leading advertising program in the nation; she has won numerous regional, national, and even international advertising awards; she has worked for clients such as the California Avocado Commission, AAA, the Hilton Family of Hotels, American Career College, Goodwill, Pioneer, Yamaha, TollFreeForwarding.com, and many others. It's people like her who have helped this company grow so quickly in the past, and that will propel it to become even bigger and more successful in the future.
So if you're an ambitious, innovative thinker who wants to be part of such a quickly-growing company, join us.