A new job is coming to the Valley, and it’s going to bring with it a lot of hype.
But what will it actually mean for tech workers?
We spoke with some tech professionals in San Francisco to find out.
In general, the Valley will be more tech-centric.
That’s because of the way tech firms and startups are structured, said Steve Levandowski, a longtime Silicon Valley entrepreneur who left Google to become president of Uber in 2021.
But the Valley also has more startups and companies than ever before, so there will be a lot more room for innovation.
“The biggest change I see coming from Silicon Valley will definitely be to the role of people who are not part of the traditional workforce,” Levandowski said.
“It will be the role that is not necessarily part of a traditional workforce, that is going to be much more important to people.”
Levandowski added that the Valley is also getting a lot richer, and with that, we may see a lot less techies.
He said that Silicon Valley’s “diversity is now almost like Silicon Valley itself is more diverse.”
While some people will still need to learn how to code, for those who are already comfortable with coding, they’ll be able to focus on more interesting tasks, like building new apps, and making money.
Some may even be more likely to take on venture capital.
It’s a sign of the times that the tech sector is growing rapidly in the U.S. and worldwide, and that this trend is likely to continue, said Michael Mascarenhas, a professor of economics at George Mason University.
He predicts that the economy will grow faster than the U:S.
economy as a whole by 2030, as it has for decades.
That will lead to more jobs and wages for all Americans.
“What’s really surprising about the Valley right now is the diversity,” Mascares said.
“I think it is a sign that the future of America is not going to look like the future we’re used to,” he said.
But even as the Valley has been getting a whole lot richer and more diverse, some people have begun to worry that they’ll get left behind in the labor market.
There are already concerns about the impact of technological change on the U., where more than 60 percent of all jobs are held by people over the age of 35.
That has already begun to weigh on some workers.
“We’re going to see more people left behind,” said Rob Reeder, who is currently working as an IT director for a start-up in Santa Clara, California.
Reeder said that he and his colleagues are trying to be more selective about what they do, but that sometimes they have to give up a part of their job because they’re not quite sure where to start.
He also worries that if technology changes too much, they might find themselves “in the same position as the old guys who were working in the mines.”