Geneva Sands 04/25/13 09:07 PM EDT
In a capital city known for its politicians, lobbyists and government bureaucrats, LivingSocial stands out, with its tech start-up vibe and cool-factor ambitions. The company was founded in 2007 as “Hungry Machine.” After a couple of app ventures and acquisitions, it morphed into what is now known as LivingSocial, with more than 4,500 employees worldwide. The first deal was featured on July 26, 2009, with the D.C. restaurant Zengo.
LivingSocial’s vice president of human resources, Carol Mahoney, spoke to The Hill about what it takes to work at the company, how LivingSocial pushed past a round of layoffs and the need for tech talent.
Zach DeRitis 04/23/13 11:16 PM EDT
As more and more jobs are becoming available in the areas of science, mathematics and technology in the United States, the problem is finding qualified workers to fill the open positions.
Geneva Sands 04/23/13 11:13 PM EDT
Last year, Nii-Quartelai Quartey, 29, sat in the living room of his mentor, Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.).
Noura Alfadl-Andreasson 04/23/13 11:11 PM EDT
Tony Vincent has worked at Washington, D.C.’s Union Station Shoe Shine for a decade.
Taylor Seale 04/23/13 11:10 PM EDT
Getting ahead in Washington, D.C., isn’t always easy — it involves everything from who you know to where you live.
Amrita Khalid 04/23/13 10:51 PM EDT
At The George Washington University’s Center for Second Service, a group of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans are learning how to run for Congress.
Noura Alfadl-Andreasson 04/23/13 10:49 PM EDT
Every young professional has heard the quintessential phrase: it’s not what you know — it’s who you know.
Alex Lazar 04/23/13 10:45 PM EDT
In the wake of the failed bipartisan effort to pass new gun control legislation in the Senate, many are wondering what can be done to reduce gun violence in America today, besides taking the legislative route.