The Boy Who Cried Bubble: Job Fairs Are Not Danger Signs

Chadwick Matlin has been contributing some great coverage of the local start-up scene to outlets like Forbes and Bloomberg, but his recent piece on the alternative Silicon Alley job fair is the kind of blithe bubble talk that does nobody any good.

“To review: that’s two job fairs in three months, featuring nearly 200 startups combined, all of them looking to hire 3,000 miles away from Silicon Valley. It is time to stop looking for indicators of a tech bubble. We’re not going to get one better than that.”

Two events in a city of eight million people attracting a total of maybe 2,000 candidates. The boy who cried bubble is going to have to do better than that. Read More