Yesterday I posted about how the pending Yahoo! Layoff could potentially mean a windfall for mid sized companies looking for talented people in the interactive space. TechCrunch’s Erick Schonfeld seems to have come upon a company that took this to a whole new level (TokBox).
Today, 1,500 people at Yahoo are losing their jobs, as layoffs across the tech landscape approaches 100,000. But for start ups lucky enough to have cash to hire, 1,500 soon-to-be-unemployed Yahoos is a recruiting opportunity.
Video chat start-up Tobbox (which raised $10million in August) will be parking a taco truck outside of Yahoo headquarters today, handing out free tacos and job applications. TokBox only has five jobs to fill, so maybe they can make room in the truck for other hiring start-ups.
Kudos to TokBox for taking it to the streets. Although I’m not sure how successful they’ll be in their recruiting efforts – TokBox just bought themselves some serious free PR across the interactive ecosystem.