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August 15, 2012 at 1:13 PM

Salesforce lures Amazon techs with lumpia

Another tech company is trying to recruit Amazon.com engineers with the promise of free food in South Lake Union.

Salesforce.com today was giving away free lunches at the Lumpia World truck parked in the shadow of Amazon’s current headquarters.

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The free lunches – or maybe the chicken adobo special – gave the truck one of the longest lines among the neighborhood’s food truck armada.

A Salesforce rep said they were providing a limited number of free lunches today but will probably try again next week sometime.

The lumpia slingers are following in the steps of Microsoft’s Kinect bacon cart – and occupying the same Harrison Street parking lot that the Redmond company used for its recruiting stunt last fall.

San Francisco-based Salesforce opened a satellite office in Seattle two years ago to tap into the local talent pool.

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