The world is experiencing multiple crises in this moment: from the protests and uprisings following the brutal killing of George Floyd and centuries of racial injustice, to the COVID-19 pandemic and the global threat to public health, to the devastating economic impact of massive job loss and halted manufacturing. The goal of the Bay Area Council remains to emerge from these crises stronger, more resilient and more equitable than before. See what the Council and our members are doing and find helpful resources through our COVID-19 Resource & Response Network. See a list of organizations you can support to help fight against racial injustice.

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By The Numbers

Bay Area Economic Snapshot

13.1%

Regional Unemployment (April 2020)

Source / Bay Area Council Economic Institute

49%

Residents with bachelor's degree or higher

Source / Bay Area Council Economic Institute

44%

Share of national venture capital

Source / Bay Area Council Economic Institute

$808B

Regional GDP (18th in the World)

Source / Bay Area Council Economic Institute

-618,000

Jobs Lost Since January 2020

Source / Bay Area Council Economic Institute

By The Numbers

Bay Area Economic Snapshot

13.1%

Regional Unemployment (April 2020)

Source / Bay Area Council Economic Institute

49%

Residents with bachelor's degree or higher

Source / Bay Area Council Economic Institute

44%

Share of national venture capital

Source / Bay Area Council Economic Institute

$808B

Regional GDP (18th in the World)

Source / Bay Area Council Economic Institute

-618,000

Jobs Lost Since January 2020

Source / Bay Area Council Economic Institute

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Blue Shield of California

Blue Shield of California’s mental health BlueSky initiative wraps up a successful first year When Blue Shield of California launched the BlueSky initiative last year, the goal was to figure out ways to boost mental health support for middle- and high-school students in California. Battling through a global pandemic and school closures, the first year of the program was nothing short of a success – with more than 3,800 counseling sessions recorded and over 600 referrals made. Blue Shield says year two will be even better.

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Featured Research

New Report: Apprenticeships in the Tech Sector

Updating a Traditional Model for the 21st Century

Apprenticeships have long served as a strategy to help people gain access to higher wage careers in industries such as construction and trades. Many technology companies have begun to explore adapting the on-the-job training apprenticeship model for the tech sector. This has created an emerging opportunity to leverage tech apprenticeships as a strategy to diversify the Bay Area’s tech workforce while helping underserved communities’ access high-wage jobs in the region’s tech sector. This report sets forth a set of recommendations to successfully scale apprenticeships in the region based on an examination of the operations, successes, and failures of tech companies in the Bay Area with existing apprenticeship programs.

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