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Question by g-money: How bad is the job market in the San Francisco Bay Area?
I know that the economy is bad and there are a lot of people who are out of work. But I’m wondering, how bad is the job market in the San Francisco Bay Area?
Answer by tom c
As in California, bay area has one of highest unemployment rates in the nation, 12% official, 20% unofficial
Jobs are scarce, average 1 position gets 15 applicants, some even get 40 to 100 applicants. Most resumes get no responses
Most hiring are not immediate and self- motivated, many job posts end up no hiring, no interviews,some are very picky waiting for perfect matcher.
For those over 45 yo, long term unemployed, new graduates, foreign born and non-white, it is special hard to get a job, Any job. Currently UC last year graduates 25% are still no jobs.
Some employers take advantage of high unemployment, and only offer $ 6/hour cash wage for job seekers, well below legal minimal wage.
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