Over the past several weeks, a variety of newspapers in Silicon Valley are writing about a dip in the economy. Really? I confess: I’m surprised, frustrated and angry! Here is what I know: the technology industry and a variety of other industries are coming back, and coming back strong. A recent report published by Robert Half International stated 92% of 4,000 executives surveyed plan to grow their companies. Check out the article at: Robert Half Report
Focusing on the negative certainly sells more newspapers, but there are too many indicators telling us the economy is coming back.
Silicon Valley is a special place. We have Facebook, Google, Apple, Twitter and LinkedIn right in our backyard. There are so many companies that are doing well and keeping our local economy strong. In other parts of the country my colleagues remind me they are facing a very different economic reality.
When it comes to jobs in Silicon Valley, I remain optimistic! In the last two weeks, I helped a start-up company hire 24 new employees nationwide. Another small business client of mine said he plans to add 20 staff members to his company nationwide over the next 30 days. Does that sound like a dip? Not to me! These two clients aren’t alone – several others have come to me with similar workforce plans.
More good news: I saw an advertisement for a diversity fair to be held in San Jose on June 22nd. For more details, please click on: City Career Fair. The best part of this career fair is that it’s being held nationwide and is coming to a city near you.
To my small business clients and job seekers: stay optimistic! There are positive signs all around you – look for them! Take note of your colleagues’ successes and know that you, too, will grow your business or find your ideal job. Overall, the trend is up! Here’s to 2011!
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