With its $1.9 billion dollar investment, Career Academy is the biggest employer in the Seattle area and the biggest investment in a single Seattle-area company in its history.
Career Academy, the online training center for women, will now be known as Career Academy Education.
This marks a dramatic change from the company’s past, when the company used to hire just people.
“I’ve always been an advocate for inclusion and I’ve always looked at it as an opportunity for women to succeed,” Career Academy co-founder and CEO, Erin Krieger, told The Verge.
She said the company had long been concerned that women were underrepresented in tech.
“We saw that in our own workforce, that women weren’t getting equal opportunities to get the work done that they needed to do,” Kriegers said.
“So that was really a big issue.”
The company is expanding to more cities and regions, and has now raised $50 million in funding from Amazon and other investors.
But Krieers, who is also a partner at venture capital firm Greylock Partners, said she believes Career Academy’s growth is a result of the company being open and accepting of diversity.
The new hiring includes a “full-time workforce” that will be focused on training the next generation of employees, Krieer said.
Career academy’s new hires are being trained at the company, but Krieher said the organization is also making hiring more transparent.
The company now has more than 400 employees, and Krie-her co-founded Career Academy in 2012 with her husband, Peter.
“It’s just a fantastic company,” Kri-her said.
The Kriehers have spent their entire lives in the tech industry.
They began their careers in advertising, working for the company that sold to Amazon in 2011.
“When I was in advertising I was really frustrated,” Kries-her recalled.
After years of working for ads, Kries said she realized that ads were being used as an investment tool. “
And so I had a really bad experience.”
After years of working for ads, Kries said she realized that ads were being used as an investment tool.
The Career Academy platform helps companies learn about how their workers can use technology to make better decisions.
It also allows companies to share more about how employees are learning, and how the company can make them more effective.
“That’s really where it was, I think, for a long time,” Kreeger said.
In addition to being open to diversity, Kriger said the Kriekes also think the company is moving in the right direction.
The firm has invested $4 million in the company.
The next phase of Career Academy will be a training program, and it will help workers apply their skills to the job market.
The two hope the program will also encourage women to apply to careers.
The hiring will also help Career Academy expand beyond Seattle.
Krie and her husband have started an office in Los Angeles, and are planning to launch an office of their own in New York.
“They’re going to build this as a service in Seattle, but they’ll be hiring from a wider base in the future,” Kieger said of Career Academies new hires.
“These are people who will be able to do jobs for us in the coming years.”