Last week Lisbon hosted three great events for Portuguese talent and entrepreneurs: Silicon Valley Comes to Lisbon Conference, Sapo Codebits, and Startup Weekend. So I thought this could be a great opportunity to promote our most recent campaign and try to expand our team, but most importantly to keep great talent in Portugal.
Too many people are leaving the country
According to the 21st of November issue of VISÃO magazine, more than 600 thousand people have left the country since the beginning of the crisis. And we now have over 100 thousand people that have a degree but can’t find a job. Also, roughly 30% of Lisbon MBA students leave Portugal to go to Startups in Angola, Mozambique and Brazil, according to Mbwana, Founder and Managing Partner of Savannah Fund.
If you leave Portugal, 5 other jobs will be lost
What happens when a Developer leaves Portugal? 5 jobs in local services will be lost! This terrifying statistic comes from Enrico Moretti of Berkeley University who analysed data from 8 million workers in 320 metropolitan areas. His finding: for each new high-tech job in a city, five additional jobs are ultimately created in local services. This means, for every tech job lost, 5 additional jobs will disappear as he explains in his book “The New Geography of Jobs”.
So what can I do to change that? Events like Silicon Valley Comes to Lisbon, Codebits or Startup Weekend are a great start.
Silicon Valley Comes to Lisbon promotes entrepreneurship in Portugal. Startup Weekend helps people to take the first steps in developing their ideas, and to starting a company. New companies create the most new jobs, and will ultimately pave the way out of the recession.
A few months back I joined Webnographer. It has been a constantly challenging experience, and that’s the fun of it! Everyday is different and I’m always learning something new and pushing myself further. Reaching my limits and establishing new ones.
If you’re interested in joining our team and get a hot career here in Portugal, please find more about our job opennings here: http://jobs.webnographer.com