You may know that San Francisco has done a decent job at keeping big tech companies in The City, for example, companies get tax breaks to set up shot in the beautiful Tenderloin neighborhood. Twitter being one that took them up on that, and will probably expand it's workforce by a bunch in the next few years. "Yay, jobs for San Franciscans!" - The City. However, it seems that the companies are not hiring locally. Which is a problem, apparently.
"[SF Mayor Ed Lee] said companies were not quite meeting the local-hire numbers he envisions. But he said there’s a legitimate reason: a lack of necessary skills." (sfexaminer)
But don't worry, the Mayor has a plan...
"To that end, he said, the numbers will increase under two of his efforts: improving San Francisco’s middle schools"
How old are middle-schoolers? 12, 10, 6, 15... Whatever. That's a great plan, right? Hey, Twitter, don't worry, we'll have some qualified people for you to hire by 2025. I don't think the people complaining about the companies not hiring locally are concerned with whether the children of San Francisco will someday be hired by a tech company here.
But don't worry, the genius that is Supervisor John Avalos has the solution...
"Last month, Supervisor John Avalos said there is talk of expanding the 2-year-old local-hire mandate for the building industry to other industries, including technology."
That's a great idea, right? Hey, Twitter, I know we just admitted that we don't have qualified people to fill these positions, but... you're going to have to hire them anyways. That's cool though, right?
Let the companies hire whoever they want, from wherever they want. You know what those people become when they move here... San Franciscans.