Jobs in Sunnyvale, California, United States

Location and Population

Sunnyvale is located in the San Francisco Bay area at the southern end of Silicon Valley in Santa Clara County. Its population numbered around 153,000 in 2016. Non-Hispanic Asians comprise 41% of the total and Non-Hispanic Whites, 35%. Nearly half the population (47%) is foreign-born, compared to a quarter for California as a whole. The already high median household income has risen further since 2000 and is now almost double the statewide figure. The cost of living is extremely high, but unemployment is low, and the poverty rate, although increasing, is also still quite low.

Origins

Land originally belonging to Mission Santa Clara was acquired by Martin Murphy Jr. in 1850 for growing wheat. In 1871 the first fruit cannery opened. Thereafter, the fruit industry grew rapidly and immigrants, first from China and later from southern Europe and Japan, came to work in the orchards, canneries and packing plants. The first non-agricultural company in Sunnyvale – the Joshua Hendy Iron Works – moved there from San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake, and in 1912, Sunnyvale incorporated as a city.

Economy

During and after WWII the Hendy Iron Works became a supplier for the Moffett Field naval air base in Sunnyvale. Naval demand and space exploration research at Ames Laboratory attracted other defense contractors and most agricultural land was sold to developers. Aerospace (Lockheed Martin, Juniper Networks and Northrop Grumman Marine Systems, Hendy’s successor) and IT (Apple, Yahoo, Google, NetApp, LinkedIn and Amazon) now dominate the economy. In 2007 the run-down Sunnyvale Town Center Mall was demolished, but recession and legal disputes delayed work on a replacement. A new multi-purpose complex – CityLine Sunnyvale – is now under construction. Plans call for preserving the old downtown area and the Sunnyvale Development Association is working with community organizations and 190 small business enterprises to ensure its continued vitality.

Character

Until the 1970s, Sunnyvale remained a small, rural town. Now, the majority of residents are highly-paid scientists and high tech workers. Nevertheless, Sunnyvale is still a family-oriented city, with a quiet outdoorsy way of life which also appeals to some singles. There are 26 residential neighborhoods on the south side of town. Because real estate is expensive, houses are built close together on small plots, but the city’s extensive park system compensates. Retail shops, restaurants and bars on Murphy Avenue satisfy basic needs. Local rush-hour traffic is congested, but the attractions of San Francisco and San Jose are just an hour’s drive away.

What Makes Sunnyvale Special

ARTS AND CULTURE
Rooster T. Feathers Comedy Club: A local club which has been in business since 1979, featuring a rotating lineup of area-based comedians.
Sunnyvale Community Center Theater: Venue for the Evening of Cultural Arts Series and shows put on by the Sunnyvale Community Players, a non-profit resident theater company.

EVENTS
Summer Series: City-sponsored outdoor downtown music events during the summer months.
Arts and Wine Festival: An annual June event where live musicians perform on a professional stage and ice cold margaritas, champagne, sangria, quality beers and fine wines flow freely.

SPECIALTY MUSEUMS
Sunnyvale Heritage Park Museum: A local history museum with lots of photographs and agricultural artifacts from the pre-war period, and a heritage apricot orchard.

SHOPPING AND FOOD
DishDash: Foods from the Middle East (Israeli, Lebanese, Jordanian and Palestinian), served in an ambiance where political differences are left at the door.
The Bean Scene: A warm cozy café with comfy sofas, great pastries, free Wi-Fi and long hours.
Turkish Taverna Bistro and Hookah Lounge: A favorite all-night locale, with apple-flavored smoking tobacco, cigars, tapas and cocktails.

SPORTS, RECREATION AND OUT-OF-DOORS
City Parks: Seventeen state-of-the-art parks with a variety of play equipment, water fun, sports fields and picnic areas, plus indoor party venues in some.
Steven’s Creek Trail: A cycling route that links neighborhoods, parks, schools and businesses which is used by many residents to avoid rush-hour traffic.
Sunnyvale Bay Trail: Wetlands hiking trail on the levees in the industrial north side of town.
Sunnyvale Community Center Park: A recreational complex with walking grounds, duck pond, spaces for creative arts, indoor sports, senior activities and parties.

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