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
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
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
Additional Answers (5)
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
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
Sponsored results
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
Click. Search. Apply. Free!
Jobs hiring near your local area. Part-time, Full-time, Work at home.
Sobre 287 Trabajos en tu area. $15-87/hora - Aplica Ahora.

Other Career Questions

What is your current job? Why did you choose this job? What do you enjoy about your job? What do you dislike about your job? What would be your perfect job? Would you rather have this j...
3 answers - Asked By: drop pants not bombs!.♥ - 3/2/2010
Where are the jobs? Is productivity and globalization creating a permanent “recession” of jobs? My main issue is I am doing a paper for school and have no idea where to begin. I was hoping suggestions...
4 answers - Asked By: bayebd24【ツ】 - 11/21/2007
Hi ok im 19 and about to start college to do an acess course into a university. Ive been browsing through all the courses and im tottaly stuck! I thought politics but im scared ill end up with some r...
1 answers - Asked By: roseparkerly - 1/26/2009

Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.

Popular Articles

Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs Article Rating
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook Article Rating
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
For Employers: Post Jobs | Search Resumes | Advertise
About Monster | Work for Monster | Advertise with Us | AdChoices | Partner with Us | Investor Relations | Social Media
Terms of Use | Privacy Center | Accessibility Center | Help | Security | Contact Us | Sitemap | Mobile
©2014 Monster - All Rights Reserved U.S. Patents No. 5,832,497; 7,599,930 B1; 7,827,125 and 7,836,060 MWW - Looking for Monster Cable? - V: 2014.1.40.24-318