10/23/2020

News

Games Startup Fight My Monster Lands in San Mateo

Company: Fight My MonsterCA Net Job Gain/Loss: Unknown ImpactReason: Expand, From Out of CountryCity/Region Losing Jobs: London, EnglandCity/Region Gaining Jobs: San Mateo, CA

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Target Hiring 300 Employees This Week in San Francisco

Company: TargetCA Net Job Gain/Loss: 300Reason: ExpandCity/Region Gaining Jobs: San Francisco, CA

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Energy Density: Why Gasoline Is Here to Stay

If you use solar power to charge your iPod, it requires an array of panels, it takes a long time, and you will need to do it again in a day.  That’s not a knock on solar energy, the efficiency of solar power panels are pretty good, about 8 percent; by comparison even plants using photosynthesis are only 5 percent efficient and it’s hard to argue with plants and photosynthesis.  But efficiency alone is not painting an accurate picture.  The energy density of gasoline is much, much greater.  For perspective, Ken Cohen of ExxonMobil (I kid you not, they have a blog – it’s pretty interesting too) notes that a gallon of gas has enough energy to charge an iPhone every day for almost 20 years.

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MedImmune Closures in Mountain View, Santa Clara will ax Hundreds of Jobs

Company: MedImmuneCA Net Job Gain/Loss: -150Reason: LayoffCity/Region Losing Jobs: Mountain View, CANotes: Story describes 300 job cuts in two different cities but provides no specific job loss figures – so 150 job losses attributed to each city

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MedImmune Closures in Mountain View, Santa Clara will ax Hundreds of Jobs

Company: MedImmuneCA Net Job Gain/Loss: -150Reason: LayoffCity/Region Losing Jobs: Santa Clara, CANotes: Story describes 300 job cuts in two different cities but provides no specific job loss figures – so 150 job losses attributed to each city

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Northwestern Mutual to Add Staff

Company: Northwestern MutualCA Net Job Gain/Loss: 50Reason: ExpandCity/Region Gaining Jobs: San Diego, CA

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Geico Gears Up to Hire

Company: GeicoCA Net Job Gain/Loss: 100Reason: ExpandCity/Region Gaining Jobs: Poway, CA

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Mazda Boss: Cuts in Works, Growth Ahead

Company: MazdaCA Net Job Gain/Loss: -107Reason: LayoffCity/Region Losing Jobs: Irvine, CA

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Walgreens Lays Off 63 in Anaheim

Company: WalgreensCA Net Job Gain/Loss: -63Reason: LayoffCity/Region Losing Jobs: Anaheim, CANotes: Part of acquisition of Crescent Healthcare

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Cyberdefender to Lay Off up to 307 Workers

Company: CyberdefenderCA Net Job Gain/Loss: -307Reason: LayoffCity/Region Losing Jobs: Los Angeles, CA

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Amazon to Move into San Bernardino, Promises 1,000 Jobs

Company: Amazon.com Inc.CA Net Job Gain/Loss: 1000Reason: Expand, From Out of StateCity/Region Losing Jobs: Seattle, WACity/Region Gaining Jobs: San Bernardino, CA

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Square Inc. Set to Add 250 Jobs

Company: Square Inc.CA Net Job Gain/Loss: 250Reason: ExpandCity/Region Gaining Jobs: San Francisco, CA

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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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Yahoo Layoffs Hit Burbank

Company: YahooCA Net Job Gain/Loss: -65Reason: LayoffCity/Region Losing Jobs: Burbank, CANotes: Part of 2,000 layoffs company-wide

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Aerospace Corp. Cuts 300 Employees

Company: Aerospace CorpCA Net Job Gain/Loss: -306Reason: LayoffCity/Region Losing Jobs: El Segundo, CA

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