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Valley job growth biggest since 'dotcom' boom

Original post made on Feb 6, 2013

Last year's rebound in technology added the highest number of jobs to the Bay Area since the dotcom boom of the late 1990s, according to a report released Tuesday. Silicon Valley employment grew by 3.6 percent in 2012, more than double the rate of job growth in the United States and outpacing the rest of the Bay Area, said the 2013 Silicon Valley Index.

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Posted by Oracle of OMG
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Feb 6, 2013 at 12:41 pm

Please stop expanding YOUR definition Silicon Valley. I believe Silicon Valley (SV) is identifiable as Santa Clara County. If you continue try to expand SV you will have California, then USA, then North America and finally the planet and you will have distorted the truth.

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Posted by Jeff
a resident of another community
on Feb 6, 2013 at 2:54 pm

The Mountain View Voice and others aren't afraid to use the term "Bay Area". I guess if you call yourself "Silicon Valley ..." you would rather change the definition of Silicon Valley than your own name.

The article does show some interesting numbers. Thumbs up to Kenrick.

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Posted by Martin Omander
a resident of Rex Manor
on Feb 6, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Good to see that employment is rising in the Bay Area! The shrinking middle class is a worrying trend, but I guess we are seeing that all over the nation. Thanks for an interesting article!

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Posted by Jobs for who?
a resident of Monta Loma
on Feb 8, 2013 at 2:55 pm

Are the people being hired, local, from within SV? Or are they being imported in?

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Posted by Janet L
a resident of Rex Manor
on Feb 10, 2013 at 9:57 am

The name Silicon Valley was created to describe the part of the Bay Area where high tech jobs were in greatest concentration. When it was coined, it was centered around Palo Alto, Mountain View and Sunnyvale, not all of Santa Clara County per se.

In the 40 years since, tech jobs first spread south to North San Jose, east to Fremont and north to Redwood City. Now, a significant number of high tech companies are choosing San Francisco: and Twitter, for example. Silicon Valley is not strictly Santa Clara Valley anymore.