Innovative (and Absurd) Ways Companies Are Attracting Tech Talent

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The shortage of computer-programming talent is persistent and growing, at least in perception. In a survey by the Technology Councils of North America, the vast majority of small-business executives said they'd be hiring developers within the next 12 months, and 69 percent said they thought there was a shortage of talent. As the likes of Google and Facebook drive up salaries, small companies are competing for top software engineers by offering a new level of perks that goes far beyond standbys like free meals, transit, and laundry service.--Christine Lagorio-Chafkin