Mar 30, 2009
Portland Twitter Jobs was on KGW tonight. Excerpt from the story:
Getting back to work: “Tweets” help job searchers
09:27 PM PDT on Monday, March 30, 2009
By ANNE YEAGER, KGW Staff
PORTLAND — Lloyd Bagtas, 26, and John Brown, 26, have a lot of time to kill because they were recently laid off.
They worked as web programmers and designers for one of the largest interactive web companies in the country.
“You would know our clients. They are big names,” Bagtas said.
Bagtas won’t forget when he was called into Human Resources. “I really don’t even talk to my boss, he’s so high on the food chain. So when I saw him with the HR person, I said uh-oh.”
The company had lost some high-end clients and had to lay off 20% of their work force.
It was Brown’s first job. “It was hard. Everyone kept telling me, you’re not going to be laid off,” he said.
Both Bagtas and Brown have been on Twitter since it started two years ago. But for the rest of those who aren’t connected, it’s one of the hottest networking tools out there.
Bagtas and Brown “tweeted” that they had lost their jobs…Continue at KGW
Update: The TV/video segment is online now