Is Silicon Valley Back?

By Deane Barker on July 28, 2003

Wired News: Signs of Life in Silicon Valley: Jobs are suddenly popping up again in The Valley.

“‘I wouldn’t tell anyone to pop the bottle of champagne because the recession in the Valley is over, but it’s definitely better than it was six or seven months ago,’ said Alan Hattman, a recruiter with Technology Search, based in San Jose.

One caveat almost universally cited by recruiters is that most available jobs aren’t geared for entry-level candidates. Being a fast learner and willing to work long hours is no longer enough. Employers are looking for workers with both university credentials and years of experience, preferably with exactly the same programs they will be expected to use in their new job.”