“Companies in vibrant clusters can tap into an existing pool of specialized and experienced employees, thereby lowering their search and transaction costs in recruiting. ”
I’m often asked why I named the company Cluster. While studying the American labor market after the sale of my first company I was fascinated by the innovation and economic growth driven by business clusters.
The term was popularized by Harvard scholar and professor Michael Porter in his book, The Competitive Advantage of Nations. A cluster is a geographic concentration of related companies, organizations, and institutions in a particular field that can be present in a region, state, or nation.
Regional economies grow and decline based on their ability to specialize in high-value industries and then evolve those specializations over time.
We based the company in Los Angeles in the heart of Southern California’s innovation cluster.
Vehicles are the most prominent cluster driven by aerospace and defense, along with automotive companies.
Our company was built to recognize the growing hardware market that spans many existing (and emerging) industries including: climate tech, electrification, aerospace and defense, consumer electronics, electric vehicles and more.
The Cluster marketplace matches American hardware companies to engineers for full-time roles.
We believe efficiently connecting people to the right jobs where they can thrive will be the defining challenge of this decade.
Parilla, Joseph, et al. “Rethinking cluster initiatives.” Brookings, 25 July 2018, https://www.brookings.edu/research/rethinking-cluster-initiatives/
Porter, Michael E. “Clusters and the New Economics of Competition.” Harvard Business Review, November 1998, https://hbr.org/1998/11/clusters-and-the-new-economics-of-competition
Cluster is the first vertical labor marketplace for hardware companies to hire full-time engineers.
We’re continuous learners. If we don’t know, we don’t assume. If we do, then we assume we might not know everything.
We don’t let obstacles get in the way of progress. If there’s a problem, we find a solution.
We operate with a sense of urgency and seek to accomplish things every day. We keep our timelines in days not weeks.
We value that extra bit of thoughtfulness that goes into our work, because it’s the little things that set us apart.
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