Saturday, March 15, 2014
AirBnB Opens new office in Portland, Oregon
Earlier today, Mayor Charlie Hales of Portland, Oregon, delivered his State of the City address and announced that Airbnb will open its North American operational headquarters in Portland. Airbnb got started in San Francisco, and plans to keep its main offices there, but is growing fast and chose Portland for its expansion.
Portland is a leader in the sharing economy and the move is a result of collaboration between Oregon's Governor John Kitzhaber, Portland Mayor Hales and the City of Portland.
Over the coming months, Airbnb will hire approximately 160 employees in Portland. Customer experience, management, training, IT, and facilities staff will open the Portland office later this summer.