9/29/2010 3:35 PM
Bloomberg will hire more than 100 people in Washington and has leased new space as it prepares to launch its Web-based government information venture, Bloomberg Government, reports The Washington Post. According to The Post report:
Bloomberg calls the new unit, aimed at government officials, industry executives and lobbyists, "a comprehensive resource for understanding the business implications of government action in real time."
The company has developed a Web site, BGov.com, that is in development and scheduled to become available to subscribers in January. It has posted around 100 jobs in Washington for editors, reporters, analysts, Web producers, sales representatives and product managers. Editorial posts focus on major industries including health care, energy, defense, infrastructure and telecommunications.
Sarah Feinberg, spokeswoman for Bloomberg global communications and business strategy, said the company expects to make 100 hires by the end of the year and continue adding people after the launch in 2011.