In a recent article by The Globe and Mail, 10x Co-Founder Rishon Blumberg discusses the highly competitive talent landscape in North America for top tech talent.
“It’s 100 per cent a sellers’ market,” Rishon said in the interview. “The reason that we exist at all is because there’s such a massive imbalance between the demand for talent and the supply for talent.”
The article also featured 10xer Mathieu Blais-D’Amours, a freelance front-end and mobile interface developer. Not only did he declined a full-time at Google Inc. but he’s also on his way to quadrupling what the company had offered to pay him through a series of short-term contracts, about four to six months each.
“Working remotely and not having to be tied to a single company for many years gives you a lot of freedom,” Mathieu said.
Mathieu, 28, became a 10x client three years ago. Prior to that, he rejected a couple of job offers in the $100,000 range. Since then, he has received additional full-time job offers around $200,000, but has decided to continue with his current contracts, which, when annualized, doubles the latest job offers.