The technology boom that has generated a flood of engineering jobs in cities like Seattle also means a boost to a related part of the economy: vendors and temporary workers.
But the scale of that impact is for the most part hidden from view, as is much of everything else in this little known but hugely important corner of the technology universe.
One Seattle company is trying to change that.
Concordis, a technology-staffing startup, makes a point of telling its workers what it's pocketing for their services. Employees also receive a cut of the firm's revenue in the form of quarterly checks.