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London's start-up tech community holds career fair

Tech start-ups are banding together to better compete against big banks and their huge recruiting budgets by holding their own career fair.

London’s tech community is highlighting the opportunities and benefits of working for innovative, entrepreneurial businesses by taking part in the Silicon Milkroundabout event on Sunday May 15th.

30 of London’s most respected tech start-ups will be offering a total of 100 jobs to software developers this weekend at the event in London’s East End, as they believe that job opportunities for computer science graduates and experienced software developers should not be limited to corporate banks or consultancies anymore.

“Britain is getting its entrepreneurial mojo back - just look at all the great tech companies that have come out of London in the past few years. Whilst the intentions of the government’s London Tech City initiative are great, it doesn't immediately help with one of our most pressing problems - recruiting talented engineers,” says Ian Hogarth, ceo and co-founder of Songkick and one of the key organisers of the recruiting event. “Our greatest barrier to recruitment is that technical graduates - and many experienced software developers already working in large companies - aren’t even aware of London's tech start-ups as an alternative to the more traditional routes of working for a bank, a consultancy, or for Google or Microsoft. By banding together we can get the message out there that our growth is leading to the creation of new jobs, and by working for a start-up you can directly help create something big.”

Find out more about the event at http://siliconmilkroundabout.com.

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