Employer & Industry Insights

NOVA staff interact with employers from throughout Silicon Valley on a regular basis. We've created this page as a place to share some of this information — and other relevant articles and websites — that provide insights into what's going on with local employers and regional industries.

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Employer/Industry Information

  • Silicon Valley, Bay Area poised for manufacturing revival
    Source: Siliconvalley.com
    Silicon Valley is leading a regional resurgence in manufacturing, as rising costs in China, galloping gains in technology and the Bay Area's brainpower position the region as a manufacturing force for years to come.
  • Facebook, LinkedIn Changing Employee-Recruitment Methods: Report 
    Source: eWeek.com
    The rise of social media, particularly Facebook and LinkedIn, is changing the way businesses find new talent.
  • Business Confidence Survey 
    Source: Bay Area Council
    This quarterly report from the Bay Area Council shows employers signaling caution about hiring, expressing modest optimism for economic growth over the next six months and giving the regional economy much higher marks than the national economy.
  • California Biomedical Industry Report (PDF:2.6MB)
    The 2012 California Biomedical Industry report quantifies the life sciences industry's contributions to the state's economy, employment, and public health. 

  • Help Wanted Online series (national data)
    Help Wanted Online series (California data by region)
    Source: The Conference Board
    The Help Wanted Online (HWOL) program provides data on online advertised job demand and is published monthly by the Conference Board, an independent business research association.

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