08/19/2018

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Bay Area IT Hiring Still Strong, Says Robert Half

The firm found that most chief information officers in the Bay Area plan to hire IT staff in the fourth quarter. About 13 percent of CIOs expect to increase the size of their IT staff, up 1 percent from the third quarter. And 66 percent of the officers surveyed plan to hire to fill vacant IT jobs — that figure is up 5 percent from the third quarter.

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California Trumps Massachusetts in Biotech R&D Job Growth

Massachusetts retained its No. 1 spot as the state with the most R&D jobs in biotech (27,883), according to an annual industry report published by MassBio, the state’s industry trade group, and released this week. California ranked second with 23,438 biotech R&D jobs. But from 2007 to 2012 — among the darkest days for the biotech industry as investors retreated from the sector — those California jobs grew by 4,304, or 22.5 percent. That beat Massachusetts by almost two-to-one.

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Bayer to Open US R&D Facility in West Sacramento, Calif.–300 Jobs on Ten Acres

CropScience, a division of Bayer AG, in West Sacramento, California. The new facility will serve as the U.S.-based R&D operations for the vegetable seed and crop protection products. The approximately 164,000-square-foot facility on ten acres will employ 300 at full capacity. The company will also acquire an additional non-contiguous site on which to construct a greenhouse and test plot facility. The project will have an economic impact of more than $127 million in output (the value of goods and services in the Sacramento Region economy on an annual basis generated through direct, indirect, and induced activities of the company.)

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LabCorp Unit in Irvine to Cut Jobs

Company: Laboratory Corporation of AmericaCA Net Job Gain/Loss: -156Reason: LayoffCity/Region Losing Jobs: Irvine, CA

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LabCorp Unit in Irvine to Cut Jobs

Company Name: Laboratory Corporation of America

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Daegis Is Moving HQ from Roseville to Dallas

Company: Daegis Inc.CA Net Job Gain/Loss: Impact UnknownReason: Layoff, Move Out of StateCity/Region Losing Jobs: Roseville, CACity/Region Gaining Jobs: Dallas, TX

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Call Center to Bring 2,000 Jobs

Company: Advanced Call Center TechnologiesCA Net Job Gain/Loss: 2000Reason: Expand, From Out of StateCity/Region Losing Jobs: Berwyn, PACity/Region Gaining Jobs: Sacramento, CA

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Drugmaker Impax Kills 110 Jobs, Mostly in Hayward

Company: Impax LaboratoriesCA Net Job Gain/Loss: -110Reason: LayoffCity/Region Losing Jobs: Hayward, CA

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Nexicore to Lay Off 108 in Simi Valley

Company: NexicoreCA Net Job Gain/Loss: -108Reason: LayoffCity/Region Losing Jobs: Simi Valley, CA

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Xerox Affiliate to Cut 150 Bakersfield Jobs

Company: Affiliated Computer Services/XeroxCA Net Job Gain/Loss: -150Reason: LayoffCity/Region Losing Jobs: Bakersfield, CA

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West Sacramento Data Storage Firm Xyratex to Lay Off 320

Company: XyratexCA Net Job Gain/Loss: -320Reason: Layoff, Move Out of CountryCity/Region Losing Jobs: West Sacramento, CACity/Region Gaining Jobs: Mexico

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Box to Hire More Than 3000 for Global Expansion, Eyes 2014 IPO

Company: BoxCA Net Job Gain/Loss: -330Reason: Invest Elsewhere, Out of CountryCity/Region Losing Jobs: Los Altos, CACity/Region Gaining Jobs: Japan, Germany, France, The Neterlands, Brazil, Australia

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FireEye More Than Triples Space in Milpitas

Company: FireEye Inc.CA Net Job Gain/Loss: 50Reason: ExpandCity/Region Gaining Jobs: Milpitas, CA

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Salesforce Backs out of Mission Bay Campus

Company: SalesforceCA Net Job Gain/Loss: 2000Reason: ExpandCity/Region Gaining Jobs: San Francisco, CA

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SmartSynch Opens Silicon Valley, China Offices

Company: SmartSynchCA Net Job Gain/Loss: 10Reason: Expand, From Out of StateCity/Region Losing Jobs: Jackson, MSCity/Region Gaining Jobs: San Mateo, CA

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