800 city jobs open in San Jose as public sector faces hiring woes
SAN JOSE, Calif. - The nationwide labor shortage is not just impacting the private sector. Local governments are also having trouble finding workers and face a changing labor landscape.
In San Jose, the city council on Tuesday is expected to extend a pilot program which pays existing city workers a $1,500 bonus if they refer an outside job candidate who eventually gets hired.
The city’s needs are great from information technology to animal care to building inspections and compliance to public safety and the city can just not find enough qualified candidates.