300+ Austinites want a job 'in the Box'

Jun 11, 2014
Austin Business Journal

More than 300 people attended the Box Inc. employee recruiting event in Austin last week


The California-based company hosted the June 4 event at the Easy Tiger restaurant on Sixth Street to fill some of the 90 positions Box plans to have here by the end of the year. The company reports that a higher-than-normal proportion of the prospects are now scheduled for formal follow-up interviews, spokesman Denis Roy said


Last month, Box, which markets an online file-sharing service much like Dropbox Inc., said it will open an office this fall at One American Center with workers in several areas such as customer experience, finance and technical operations. Executives expect to eventually expand the local workforce to 200


The new office will be across Congress Avenue from Box’s chief competition, Dropbox, which also plans to employ 200 workers in Austin by the end of 2015. Dropbox, founded in 2007, provides remote data storage and reports 275 million users. Earlier today it was reported that Dropbox will not take subsidies offered to it due to reporting requirements


Box, co-founded in 2005 by CEO Aaron Levie, claims more than 25 million users and operates offices in San Francisco, London and Japan. In March, Box disclosed plans to raise up to $250 million in an initial public offering but subsequently put those plans on hold


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