HootSuite is already growing at a rapid rate, as new employees are hired every week, but the Vancouver-based social media company is dropping a brick on the gas pedal Tuesday, hosting an open house from which it expects to hire over 100 people.
HootSuite now has about 370 employees, about 50 of those having been hired in the last couple months. The hiring flurry comes on the heels of a record-breaking $165 million round of Series B funding in August. The company said the cash would be used for rapid expansion, both locally and abroad, along with acquisitions. The private firm is likely worth a billion dollars now, and staff could easily reach over 500 before the year ends.
Tomorrow’s open house, #HootHire, kicks off at 5 p.m. It’s the second #HootHire event the company has hosted. The first, in March, attracted over 600 interested candidates. HootSuite advises hopefuls to bring their resumes.