Wednesday, December 2

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Silicon Valley Home Girl
Culture, Demographics

Silicon Valley Home Girl

By Sharon Simonson Hometown. Homespun. Home run. Home cooking. Homecoming. Homestead. Homebound. Home girl. Phone home. Homeward. Homemade. Mi casa es su casa. Homey. Homeless. Is there home away from home? I’ve begun to clear the dust from behind the closed doors of my corona addled mind. I, like so many others, have gloried in the beauty of the spring, a beauty that people worldwide have viewed through vastly clearer air. You don’t have to be that thoughtful to see the unpleasant irony of such a vital display of re-birth amidst pandemic death. I’m going to make a prediction, though perhaps it is more fledgling hope: after three or four or however many months mostly in our homes, yards and neighborhoods, Americans are going to feel differently about caring for them. Yes, for some it wi...
Talent flows
Demographics

Talent flows

Santa Clara County is drawing tech and other crucial workplace talent from elite universities and emerging technology clusters nationwide even as it is losing the local war for workers to San Francisco, San Mateo and Alameda counties. By Sharon Simonson Santa Clara County is the biggest supplier to San Francisco and neighboring counties of the high-value tech and other skilled workers who drive the region’s economy. According to new U.S. Census Bureau migration data, San Francisco, San Mateo and Alameda counties draw the largest share of their new high-skill workers, including tech employees, business managers, scientists and industrial artists, from Santa Clara County. Based on net flows — the difference between the number of workers moving in and the number of workers moving out...
Economists: Google Garbles ‘Diversity’ Discussion
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Economists: Google Garbles ‘Diversity’ Discussion

By Sharon Simonson The ethnic and racial profile of Mountain View-based Google Inc.’s workforce is an irrelevant measure of the wrong metric premised on a weakly defined attribute, say the chair of the San Jose State University economics department and a labor-market expert at Cornell University. The search engine, advertising and invention-driven company released a demographic profile on May 28 showing that 61 percent of its U.S. workforce is white and another 30 percent is Asian. Seventy percent of its workers worldwide are men. “Google is not where it wants to be when it comes to diversity,” wrote Laszlo Bock, senior vice president of people operations for Google, in a blog post where he released the data. Bock does not indicate what demographic makeup would satisfy his company. H...