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ConsumerWatch: LinkedIn, Tech Firms Post Hundreds Of Job Openings

As California rebounds from the economic downturn, Silicon Valley’s tech industry is booming. Companies such as LinkedIn are posting hundreds of new jobs.

02/22/2013

Workers with SolarCity install solar panels on the roof of a home. (CBS)

Who’s Hiring In The Bay Area?

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.

02/22/2013

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ConsumerWatch: Genentech Expected To Hire 600 New Employees

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.

02/22/2013

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ConsumerWatch: PG&E Set To Hire 5,500 New Employees

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.

02/20/2013

Workers with SolarCity install solar panels on the roof of a home. (CBS)

ConsumerWatch: San Mateo Solar Firm Looking To Hire Hundreds

A Peninsula solar firm is looking to hire nearly 300 new employees every business quarter.

SolarCity is a home grown Bay Area company

02/20/2013

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ConsumerWatch: Home Depot Looking To Hire 1,500 In Bay Area

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.

02/06/2013

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2 Bay Area Theme Parks To Hire Thousands For Upcoming Season

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.

01/23/2013

Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan. (Kimhiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images)

Retirement, Disability Further Thinning Oakland Police Officer Ranks

The department has lost 16 officers since the beginning of December, with many retiring and others by disability.

01/16/2013

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California Jobless Rate Dips Below 10 Percent; 1st Time In 4 Years

The unemployment rate in California dropped below 10 percent in November, while most Bay Area counties saw similar or slightly lowered unemployment figures from October, according to a state employment report released Friday.

12/21/2012

An Oakland Police patrol car parked on the 6800 block of Wilton Dr., May 27, 2011. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Oakland Crime Rate Soaring As City Loses Officers

Burglaries are up a startling 43 percent in Oakland this year compared to last, part of an ever-growing crime problem in the city.

11/28/2012

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