Silicon Valley’s economic engine may still be humming along, but it does appear to be downshifting into a slightly slower gear.
This is hardly a case of “the same old story.” Americans are living longer than ever before, and have to work longer, too. And it’s anything but easy for many of them.
As California rebounds from the economic downturn, Silicon Valley’s tech industry is booming. Companies such as LinkedIn are posting hundreds of new jobs.
Hundreds of high-paying jobs with excellent benefits are up for grabs in the Bay Area, if you know where to look. ConsumerWatch has identified several firms seeking qualified career-seekers.
Genentech expects to fill nearly 600 new positions this year, many at their South San Francisco headquarters. The Bay Area biotech giant consistently lands on Fortune Magazine’s list of top companies to work for.
Looking to replace aging infrastructure, Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is set to hire 5,500 employees. The utility said they are especially interested in women and veterans to fill those jobs.
A Peninsula solar firm is looking to hire nearly 300 new employees every business quarter.
SolarCity is a home grown Bay Area company
The Home Depot is looking to hire 80,000 seasonal workers, and several hundred of those jobs are expected to land in the Bay Area.
Nearly 3,000 jobs will open at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo and Great America in Santa Clara over the coming months as both start hiring this weekend for the season that begins in March.
The department has lost 16 officers since the beginning of December, with many retiring and others by disability.