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25 Ways to Attract a Student Talent Pipeline into Manufacturing

November 20, 2017 by Elisabeth Handler | Blog

By Alyssa Lynch, Superintendent of Metropolitan Education District Businesses are feeling the painful effects from the lack of well-trained people in the trades. There is a nationwide skills gap to fill 5.7 million job openings. Since the 1960s, vocational education pro…

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Wanted – Boring Walls!

October 30, 2017 by Nathan Donato-Weinstein | Blog

From their offices at WeWork in Downtown San Jose, the growing number of employees at SprayPrinter have a fantastic view of Silicon Valley’s urban center. But for them, the increasing number of buildings here is something besides a nice view. It’s inventory. The com…

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HOW SAN JOSE’S KIKA USES EMOJIS TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD

October 26, 2017 by Nathan Donato-Weinstein | Blog

Inside the downtown San Jose offices of Kika Tech, the first thing you notice are the emoji pillows. They’re all manner of happy faces: Ecstatically laughing. Smirky. Sad-faced. So-angry-it-looks-like-it-will-pop. Kika knows a thing or two about these cultural icons o…

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San Jose – the best fit for Amazon HQ2

October 19, 2017 by Nathan Donato-Weinstein | Blog

Take a look at Amazon’s wish list for locating “HQ2” – its second headquarters – and it’s clear that San Jose checks the boxes: A welcoming business climate? Got that. Highly educated workforce? In spades. Arts and culture? Allow me to show you our SoFA arts…

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