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Telecom company ShoreTel to double size of Austin workforce

ShoreTel Inc., a publicly traded provider of IP telephone systems, plans to hire about 90 more employees at its Austin office in 2010 and 2011. Currently, Sunnyvale, Calif.-based ShoreTel (Nasdaq: SHOR) employs 90 people at its regional office in Austin. ShoreTel will add about 90 employees in Austin specializing in engineering, customer service, training and […]

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Tennessee company plans apartment high-rise for University of Texas students

The University of Texas at Austin is negotiating a ground lease with a Tennessee company tapped to build an apartment high-rise at 24th and Nueces streets that’s targeted toward UT students. Memphis, Tenn.-based Education Realty Trust Inc. has hired Austin-based PageSoutherlandPage as the lead architecture and design firm for the project, and Greeley, Colo.-based Hensel […]

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Publicly traded aerospace company Astrotech quietly lands in Austin

Publicly traded aerospace company Astrotech Corp., which just fired its president, quietly moved its headquarters last summer to Austin from Houston. “We felt like Austin had a better feel for what we wanted to do in the future than we were experiencing at the time in Houston,” Chairman and CEO and Chairman Thomas Pickens III […]

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Gendai Games gets funding, grows team

Now that Gendai Games Inc. has closed on a $1.1 million round of venture capital funding, the Austin-based company is filling out its team. Gendai Games is looking to add about five people to its current team of six employees plus the three founders, CEO and co-founder Michael Agustin (photo) says. Positions open now at […]

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With $6M in new VC in hand, Click Forensics adding dozens of employees in Austin

Austin-based Click Forensics Inc., whose software detects online advertising fraud, is clicking into high gear with its hiring. Last month, privately held Click Forensics announced it received $6 million in venture capital from Austin Ventures, Sierra Ventures and Shasta Ventures. Some of that cash will be put toward adding dozens of employees in R&D, software […]

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American Achievement growing HQ workforce in Austin

Austin-based American Achievement Corp., which just put all of its recognition and school-spirit products under the Balfour brand, is adding roughly 100 full-time employees in Austin in the latter part of 2010. American Achievement will be hiring for positions in areas such as college and retail sales, marketing, IT, finance, human resources, manufacturing and customer […]

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Austin startup Cleanicity goes to the mat to clean up dirt

Carol O’Brien calls herself “an aspiring clean freak.” So it makes sense that she launched a company that develops products for clean freaks. Last year, she and husband Craig founded Cleanicity, an Austin company that takes ordinary cleanliness-oriented products, infuses them with the latest technology and adds a designer’s touch. Cleanicity’s most popular product is […]

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Austin app developer Mutual Mobile taking job applications

Over the next several months, Austin-based Mutual Mobile Inc., a developer of applications for iPhones, iPads and smartphones, will expand its workforce by up to 33 percent. Sam Gaddis (photo), chief marketing officer at Mutual Mobile, says the company is adding 10 to 20 employees in the near term. Mutual Mobile currently has 60 full-time […]

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LegalZoom already exceeding this year’s hiring goal for new Austin office

Just six months after announcing it was setting up an Austin office, LegalZoom.com Inc. is employing about 50 people in Central Texas and is hiring another 25. Positions that LegalZoom, a provider of online legal services, is filling for its call center, sales and back-office operations in Austin include customer service manager, customer service specialist, […]

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Wells Fargo to close consumer finance offices, including one in Austin

Banking giant Wells Fargo & Co. is shutting down its 638 U.S. consumer finance offices, including one in Austin, resulting in the loss of 3,800 jobs nationwide. The Wells Fargo Financial office in Austin is at 9003 Waterford Centre Blvd., near U.S. Highway 183 and MoPac Expressway. Wells Fargo Financial has seven other offices in […]

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