January 26, 2009 7:23 AM

Silicon Valley sees jobless rate rise as consumers cut back

The recession has finally caught up with Silicon Valley. In better times, a job offer like this would have been dismissed as a joke: two months' work, walking door to door for the Census Bureau, at a mere $22 an hour. But nobody so much as snickered when Jim Kamenelis made a recruiting pitch recently to 100 unemployed technology professionals.

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