As tech-sector jobs explode in San Francisco, city officials are considering installing a local-hiring mandate for companies.
The idea for such a requirement follows the success of a 2-year-old local-hire law for city-funded construction projects and a multimillion-dollar investment in training residents for tech jobs.
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Square, the mobile payment system company started by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, is the latest tech startup to announce that it’s relocating to the mid-Market Street area.
On Monday, the company said its corporate headquarters will be moving to 1455 Market St., less than a block away from Twitter.
“We’re grateful for San Francisco’s commitment to technology, and we’re thrilled The City will remain our home,” Dorsey said in a statement. Read More
A plan to build 2 million square feet of office and retail space in Mission Bay as a headquarters for tech giant Salesforce has been suspended, a company spokesman said Monday.Rapid growth within the company was said to be the main reason for the delay.Salesforce, a cloud computing company, said in a statement it added 500 more employees in the past year, far exceeding expectations. Read More
With Apple becoming the country’s most valuable company and other tech darlings going public or preparing to, it’s no wonder Silicon Valley has caught the attention of Washington, D.C., as a job creator. But while the local employment market bucks national trends, the jobs are increasingly reserved for the cyber-elite. Read More
Oh, to be a fly on the wall at the latest meeting of San Francisco city leaders and the tech companies that have been pushing them for tax breaks. The latest meeting on Monday involved Mayor Ed Lee, Supervisors David Chiu, Ross Mirkarimi and Mark Farrell, and a handful of tech CEOs who all expressed their displeasure at being headquartered in a city that not only taxes payrolls but also levies stock options as well. Read More
Twitter is on its way to becoming a forum for political banter.
The social media tool has been known for information updates by celebrities, news organizations and sports teams. Now, Twitter will be hitting the District with its latest hire, Adam Sharp.
Sharp, who was the deputy chief of staff for Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), will now advise politicians on Capital Hill on how to use maximize their usage of Twitter. Read More
With employment proving hard for some people to find, the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission put out a call for candidates for 15 job vacancies listed on its website.
The city agency, which oversees power, water and wastewater, is searching for a cook, engineers, analysts, assistants, a typist and two managers to work in San Francisco and more far-flung parts of California. Read More