A new way to hire

LaunchCode introduces you to highly talented local job seekers who bring the passion, drive, and diverse perspectives to help your business grow.

Interested in learning more about hiring with LaunchCode?
Let us get in touch with you.


Untapped Potential

LaunchCode gets thousands of applicants every month, from bootcamp graduates to self-taught superstars. We vet our candidates heavily for technical acumen, drive, and soft skills, to find people with the highest passion and aptitude to grow.

Demonstrated Success

More than 4 out of 5 businesses who bring on a LaunchCode apprentice go on to offer them a fulltime job. Employees who mentor a LaunchCode apprentice report greater job satisfaction and employer commitment.

Grow Your Company. Grow Your Community.


The LaunchCode Process


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Get in Touch

Submit your company information, and we'll contact you to learn more about your unique hiring goals.

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Find a match

We'll search our diverse pool of LaunchCoders to find you the best fit options for your company. Check out profiles, and interview top candidates.

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Try it out

Find a candidate you like? Bring them on for a 90 day apprenticeship and see what they can do (or hire them on full-time initially). LaunchCode charges a placement fee only for conversion after 90 days.

From Fortune 500 companies to small startups,
LaunchCode connects employers to the right talent.


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FAQs


Why should I use LaunchCode?

At LaunchCode, we believe every company is a tech company. With that in mind, we are determined to make sure any company with open tech jobs has access to an ample supply of talent. If you are one of the thousands of businesses across the United States that is losing time and money because of unfilled tech jobs, you've come to the right place. More than 500 companies have looked to LaunchCode to find talent they couldn't spot before.


More than 400 placements later, our numbers speak for themselves:
96% of apprentices stay at their employer after 6 months
30% of apprentices are promoted within 18 months


How does it work?

Our founder, Jim McKelvey, co-founder of Square, says LaunchCode works like speed dating: We extensively review employers and employees and match them based on talent need, expertise, and culture fit. We send you profiles of potential matches, and you can interview as many people as you want. When you find a candidate you really like, we recommend you onboard them as an apprentice for 90 days, pairing them with a strong mentor to see them in action. We recommend businesses pay each apprentice $15/hour or more.


At the end of the 90 days, if you want to hire your apprentice LaunchCode asks for a $5,000 placement fee. Businesses have hired more than four out of five apprentices full-time.


What positions do LaunchCoders fill?

Software Developers, Mobile Developers, Business Intelligence, Quality Assurance
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Where do you find people?

  • We’re out there pounding the pavement so you don’t have to
  • We have fantastic word of mouth, community partnerships, & social media presence
  • We organize major recruiting events throughout the year that drive local press
  • We partner with local bootcamps and online education programs to train "net new talent"

How can my company join LaunchCode?

Sign your company up HERE.


How are you different from recruiters?

We are a nonprofit aiming to solve the tech talent gap in America. And in order to do that, we need top businesses on board as hiring partners. We are not interested in shuffling people around and we do not actively recruit anyone away from their job. We have a careful evaluation process to make sure you are speaking only with people who are a good fit and will be a dedicated member of your team. Also, we are cheaper. A typical IT recruiter charges 33% of first year salary (~$17k).


What other questions do you have?

Contact us! [email protected]