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How is the job market in the San Francisco Bay Area?

How is the job market in the San Francisco Bay Area? Particularly in the Pharmaceutical and Biotech industries. Is the job market in the Bay Area bad right now?

Asked By: Arlene K - 5/4/2009
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California is one of the states with the highest unemployment rates. SF job market is incredibly tight right now. Check out Craig's list and SF gate for an idea of just how few jobs are available.
Answered By: ajtheactress - 5/4/2009
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The Bay Area's unemployment rate is slightly lower than that of the entire state of Calif. and much lower than in some cities like Stockton. If you are interested in a job, just apply, but be prepared to apply for jobs in other parts of the country. I doubt that you will find pharmaceutical jobs on craigslist.
Answered By: Jerry 71 - 5/4/2009
 
It really depends on what kind of job you're looking for. Could you give more specifics?
Answered By: marion - 5/4/2009
 
Very tight, very competitive and a number of companies have announced or are about to announce moving out of the state. The high taxation and housing costs, combined with the terrible roads and schools has many companies tossing up the white flag. In the biotech arena, the mergers have created a number of mass... More
Answered By: Moonsong - 5/5/2009
 
Biotech's experienced a lot of layoffs in the past few years as smaller firms are bought by larger ones and then the excess is shed. I would definitely plan on making a few trips for interviews prior to moving out because the rents are extremely high, and you may want to live in the East Bay since that's where many... More
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Answered By: The Bride Beatrice - 5/5/2009
 
To be honest for once the job market is like every place else. Alot of people thought the bay area would not be hit hard with the economy going through rough times, but I think the bay area was hit the hardest. Especially in the Silicon Valley... More
Answered By: kimo092681 - 5/5/2009
 
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