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Silicon Valley jobs: A recurring cycle of boom and bust

Published Friday March 3

By Pete Carey | Mercury News, Bay Area News Group

Over the past fifteen years, Silicon Valley has created some of the world’s most successful companies and best-paid workers, while shedding the jobs and industries it no longer needs.

As 2011 begins, the drama of job creation and destruction continues. At about 850,000, the number of jobs in the valley today is about the same as in 1995, the year Yahoo was founded and 3 years before Google was born. Over the same period, the population has grown by twenty percent.

“I was obsolete as an engineer as soon as I left,” Decker said.

So what are the growth jobs of the future?

Article length: About 1290 words.
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