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Who is hiring?The Silicon Valley real estate market is not just a hot seller’s market – it is a raging, out of control real estate market, especially in the areas closest to the high tech magnets.  My husband, Jim Handy, pointed out to me today Forbes has an articles which lists the top 25 tech firms ranked by the number of job openings they have posted. Of the 25 companies named, half of them enjoy a very significant San Francisco Bay Area presence. These are the 12 local ones from the list of 25:
  • Oracle
  • Google
  • Apple
  • Microsoft
  • HP
  • Lockheed Martin
  • Intel
  • Cisco
  • Yahoo
  • nVidia
  • SalesForce.com
  • Symantec
Jim is a semiconductor industry analyst who actually understands what all of these powerhouses do.  He told me “Interestingly, of these 12 only Intel & nVidia are semiconductor companies!!!  So much for the ‘silicon’ in SIlicon Valley!!!”