Dec 20th, 2007
Saw an interesting advertisement over the weekend. Turns out that Skype is recruiting developers in Israel. The interesting part about this is that they are recruiting developers for relocation and not to work in Israel. And even more interesting is the target destination for relocation: Estonia or Czech Republic. The ad I saw was published in Yediot Ahronot, the largest newspaper in Israel, and it took up a whole page on the back of the jobs section. From the size and location of the ad, I figure that they are very serious about recruitment in Israel. What I find interesting about all this is that Skype finds it attractive to recruit from Israel for Eastern Europe. Lately, there has been a lot of talk how Israeli companies are migrating parts of their R&D centers out of Israel to reduce development costs, with one of the popular destinations being Eastern Europe. And now I see, that Skype still finds Israeli developers an attractive recruitment target. Gives you something to think about. By the way, from searching the web I couldn’t find any references on Skype’s site or an official job site that Skype are recruiting from Israel for relocation. I did find one additional blog post about this here.