One of the largest online job search engines in the United States, Indeed, has recently leased out the offices in a prestigious new tower that's currently being built in downtown Seattle, Washington.
The company, headquartered in Austin, scooped up the top 10 floors of 2+U, a 38-story, 686,000-square-foot tower being built and developed by Skanska in Seattle. The building is known locally for the distinctive series of pillars that lift the structure 85 feet off the ground. Indeed’s office will be roughly 200,000 square feet, with room for 1,000 additional employees, making it one of the bigger Seattle real estate deals of 2018.
The new office more than doubles Indeed’s presence in Seattle, said Raj Mukherjee, senior vice president of product, in an interview with GeekWire. Underscoring the scale of Indeed’s growth in Seattle, the company foresees holding on to its two current locations, at least in the short term, even after the new offices are ready, starting in 2020.
Indeed has quietly been one of the fastest growing tech companies in the Seattle region. It went from 80 Seattle employees in 2016 to 170 a year ago, to more than 400 today. Indeed’s growth is the latest example of anout-of-town company taking a huge chunk of Seattle real estate to attract and retain top-tier tech talent, a trail blazed by giants like Google and Facebook.
Seattle is the company’s largest engineering hub outside of its headquarters. The self-proclaimed number one job site has 7,400 employees spread across 27 offices in 14 countries. Indeed is owned by Japan-based Recruit Holdings, which acquired the job site in 2012.
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