Sept. 4, 2013
The firm found that most chief information officers in the Bay Area plan to hire IT staff in the fourth quarter. About 13 percent of CIOs expect to increase the size of their IT staff, up 1 percent from the third quarter. And 66 percent of the officers surveyed plan to hire to fill vacant IT jobs — that figure is up 5 percent from the third quarter.
Aug. 23, 2013
Massachusetts retained its No. 1 spot as the state with the most R&D jobs in biotech (27,883), according to an annual industry report published by MassBio, the state's industry trade group, and released this week. California ranked second with 23,438 biotech R&D jobs. But from 2007 to 2012 — among the darkest days for the biotech industry as investors retreated from the sector — those California jobs grew by 4,304, or 22.5 percent. That beat Massachusetts by almost two-to-one.
Aug. 21, 2013
CropScience, a division of Bayer AG, in West Sacramento, California. The new facility will serve as the U.S.-based R&D operations for the vegetable seed and crop protection products. The approximately 164,000-square-foot facility on ten acres will employ 300 at full capacity. The company will also acquire an additional non-contiguous site on which to construct a greenhouse and test plot facility. The project will have an economic impact of more than $127 million in output (the value of goods and services in the Sacramento Region economy on an annual basis generated through direct, indirect, and induced activities of the company.)