Looking for a job in a speed dating format

This allows people to present themselves far better, and to show their attitude.'' Travelling out of Dunedin for work was no issue, he said. Let's put the two together.'' The speed-dating format was putting the people needing jobs in the face of those offering them.''Definitely I'd travel for work if it means having a job. The underlying hope is that people in Dunedin get a break, get a job for life. It was hoped it would solve the ''Rubik's cube'' situation where matching available jobs to available workers had not worked in the past, he said. One sign: the sheer number of investors who turned up for investors' demo days hosted this week by Y Combinator (YC), Silicon Valley's premiere start-up factory.Investors far outnumbered start-ups at the YC event held Wednesday at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California.The company ran buses between the plant and Dunedin daily, making the commute an easy option for prospective employees.Milton construction company Calder Stewart was also seeking to fill several vacancies yesterday, including positions for welders, fabricators and CNC machine operators.''It's good because it means they're actually willing to come to Dunedin and give a whole day of their time.

But in the last couple of years, YC began hosting separate demo days for investors only, which are generally closed to press.Filling jobs was an ongoing issue for the company, human resources adviser Karen Bilbie said, despite the jobs being well-paid, ''especially in relation to Dunedin''.Calder Stewart also ran shuttle services to Dunedin for its staff, she said.Several investors, who declined to be named for this story, lamented the competition for meetings with the most intriguing tech ventures there, and for great deals in general.Valuations, they said, can spike over the course of 48 hours as start-ups realize the extent of investors' demand and raise their prices accordingly. Its pioneering accelerator and venture fund gave rise to Airbnb, Dropbox, Reddit and Stripe, all companies valued over

But in the last couple of years, YC began hosting separate demo days for investors only, which are generally closed to press.

Filling jobs was an ongoing issue for the company, human resources adviser Karen Bilbie said, despite the jobs being well-paid, ''especially in relation to Dunedin''.

Calder Stewart also ran shuttle services to Dunedin for its staff, she said.

Several investors, who declined to be named for this story, lamented the competition for meetings with the most intriguing tech ventures there, and for great deals in general.

Valuations, they said, can spike over the course of 48 hours as start-ups realize the extent of investors' demand and raise their prices accordingly. Its pioneering accelerator and venture fund gave rise to Airbnb, Dropbox, Reddit and Stripe, all companies valued over $1 billion at this point.

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But in the last couple of years, YC began hosting separate demo days for investors only, which are generally closed to press.Filling jobs was an ongoing issue for the company, human resources adviser Karen Bilbie said, despite the jobs being well-paid, ''especially in relation to Dunedin''.Calder Stewart also ran shuttle services to Dunedin for its staff, she said.Several investors, who declined to be named for this story, lamented the competition for meetings with the most intriguing tech ventures there, and for great deals in general.Valuations, they said, can spike over the course of 48 hours as start-ups realize the extent of investors' demand and raise their prices accordingly. Its pioneering accelerator and venture fund gave rise to Airbnb, Dropbox, Reddit and Stripe, all companies valued over $1 billion at this point.

billion at this point.

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