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 JULY 2014
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Glassdoor: San Jose, CA Best City To Work In (2014)
Glassdoor Video: San Jose, CA Best City To Work In (2014)
 
/ SAN JOSE RANKS #1 IN NATION FOR EMPLOYEE SATISFACTION 
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Glassdoor recently announced that San Jose's metro region ranks as the #1 city in the U.S. in employee satisfaction in its annual Employment Satisfaction Report Card by City for 2014. San Jose got the top spot this year based on local employee feedback shared over the past 12 months. Also included in the report evaluation were number of employers hiring, and business outlook expectations. According to local employees in the 50 largest U.S. metros, San Jose's employment satisfaction rating is 3.5, outpacing San Francisco, which took #2 at a 3.4. For more information, click here, or contact Michelle Thong, Business Development Officer.

 

 

NORTH SAN JOSE
/ SPANSION MOVES GLOBAL HEADQUARTERS TO NORTH SAN JOSE
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When Spansion decided to move its worldwide headquarters to San Jose,
the global leader in embedded systems found that North San Jose offered a highly educated talent pool, outstanding access to market, robust transportation networks, and easy access to the vibrant downtown San Jose. Spansion plans to move its 450 employees in January 2015 to occupy approximately 154,000 square feet at Ridder Park Technology Center pursuant to the lease agreement it signed with Hines, an International Real Estate Group. "We are excited to move to San Jose," said Carmine Renzulli, senior vice president of worldwide human resources for Spansion. "Our selection was based on the great talent pool and amenities San Jose has to offer. We are looking forward to moving into a modern building and being a part of the San Jose community." San Jose anticipates a direct annual boost of about $118 million to its economy with from the relocation of Spansion. In addition, Santa Clara County will continue to benefit from $60 million in indirect and induced investment from the company. For more information,
click here or contact Chris Burton, Senior Business Development Manager.

  

DOWNTOWN


Legacy Civic Towers is Merc's new home. 
 
/ MERCURY NEWS FINDS ITS PLACE DOWNTOWN 
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Months after selling its 36-acre campus at 750 Ridder Park Drive, the Mercury News will return Downtown in September adding to the city center's buzz by leasing 33,186 square feet at Legacy Towers. As Downtown continues its steady resurgence, the newspaper joins more than 90 tech businesses and 90 creative industry businesses, new high-rise housing developments and a U.S. Patent and Trademark Office underway. "The return of the newspaper is a very important symbol for Downtown," said Kim Walesh, San Jose's Economic Development Director. "More and more companies want urban settings where people walk to restaurants, and there's a stimulating environment with lots of transportation options for getting around." Welcome back Downtown, Mercury News! For more information, click here, or contact Leland Wilcox, Downtown Manager. 

 

INVESTMENT
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TALENT
/ VERIZON'S MOVE TO NORTH SAN JOSE POSITIONS FIRM TO SECURE THE BEST TALENT

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Verizon recently signed a lease to inhabit two buildings at Bixby Land Company's THE Campus, which is a renovated project at 375 West Trimble Road in North San Jose. Verizon plans to staff a major center with its OnCue team and members of their New Product Development Group responsible for developing business products for wireless, wireline and enterprise video-related items. Jan Dawson, chief analyst at Jackdaw, an industry research firm, said, "Their innovation is now a lot of stuff around applications, either on smartphones and tablets or your TV. And if you're going to do that, you're going to want to hire the best people, and that means being in the Valley." For more information, click here, or contact Chris Burton, Senior Business Development Manager.

 

 

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For more information, call 408.535.8181 or contact Cara Douglas 
  
 #SJTALENT FACTOID
 Employers in San Jose have access to 10,000+ area graduates in software, engineering and science, 4,000+ in creative fields and 11,000+ in business annually.
 
- IPEDS (2012) 
#WHYSJ
 More than 150 Bike Share bikes are located Downtown.
  
EVENTS

Ongoing 

 

/ Bay Area Start Up Weekend

July 11-13

 

/ Summer Events Downtown

Ongoing through August

 

JOB FAIRS & WORKSHOPS

/ Free Job Training Courses Through Skill Up America

Ongoing

 

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