Amazon Sparks Hiring Rift in Overlooked Silicon Valley City | WSJ

Amazon Sparks Hiring Rift in Overlooked Silicon Valley City; ;  In The Wall Street Journal (WSJ); 2017-08-11.
Teaser: In East Palo Alto, residents protest tech giant’s proposed workaround to hire-local ordinance

Mentions

  • Amazon
  • Facebook
  • Tesla
  • IKEA
  • Home Depot
  • McDonald’s
  • East Palo Alto “first source hiring policy” ordinance since 2001
    requiring companies put in a “good-faith effort” to hire locally.
  • The “Jobs”
    • Amazon hires cloud-services unit, Amazon web services, and “other teams.”
      requested a variance on first source hiring.
    • Four Seasons requires “high-level of customer service,” & English proficiency.
    • McDonald’s hires workers.
    • Home Depot, ibidem.
    • IKEA, ibidem.
  • Ruben Abrica, city council member, East Palo Alto.
  • Greg Schrock, associate professor of urban studies and planning, Portland State University
    quoted for color, background & verisimiliitude.
    <paraphased>Such policies tend to better cater to jobs in retail, manufacturing and construction.</paraphased>
Commentariat
  • with the map of the region
    provided for the benefit of the home town audience, back in New York.
  • with estimated household income levels
    provided to slake the sullen anger at the petit bourgeoise amongst them.

Actualities

Training for Discontent | Sarah Eisner

Sarah Eisner; Training for Discontent; In Her Blog, on Medium; 2015-05-13; previously filled.
Teaser: The Doublespeak of Parenting and the Double Blade of Ambition in Silicon Valley

Sarah Eisner lives in Menlo Park, CA; she is a mom; ex-product management, Cisco, engineering degree(s?), Stanford.

tl;dr → there is stress in the grade schools; the parents cause it because they are successful; she volunteered at the school, she observed it, she reported it, she worked with the education complex to try to ameliorate it; amelioration can only be done in the slightest; she has moved on.

Mentions

Is Silicon Valley in Another Bubble … and What Could Burst It? | Vanity Fair

Is Silicon Valley in Another Bubble … and What Could Burst It?; In Vanity Fair; 2015-09-01.
Teaser: With the tech industry awash in cash and 100 “unicorn” start-ups now valued at $1 billion or more, Silicon Valley can’t escape the question. Nick Bilton [opines]

tl;dr → yes. separately noted.

Silicon Valley’s Paydays Are Outrageous—So, Where’s the Outrage? | James Kwak

Silicon Valley’s Paydays Are Outrageous—So, Where’s the Outrage?; ; In The Atlantic; 2014-02.21.
Teaser: Lavishing executives with $20 million—or $100 million—is pointless and wasteful, whether the CEOs live in the Financial District or Mountain View.

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