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Small Businesses Boost White Collar Hiring

September 5, 2013

SAN LEANDRO, California, September 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

Regional technology hubs outperform Silicon Valley/Bay Area

        - Technology, construction and life sciences show biggest growth in net
        - Women in Boston and Silicon Valley have smallest salary gap compared to
          national average of 23%

The August issue of TriNet SMBeat
[http://www.trinet.com/hub/SMBeat/default.htm?utm_source=utm_source=SMBeat&utm_medium=utm_release=Release&utm_campaign=SMBeatAugust ]
, a monthly analysis of small business
employment and human capital economic indicators, shows a month-over-month net job growth
in white-collar sectors, particularly technology. On the gender side, the report shows a
closing of the female/male worker salary gap in some regions and job functions.

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Key findings include:

        - Technology hubs of Boston, New York and Atlanta achieved greater than 2%
          job creation, outpacing Silicon Valley at 1.12%. Key regional technology hubs have
          been outperforming Silicon Valley in net job growth since March 2013.
        - Start up and technology firms are gravitating to regions outside Silicon
          Valley as a result of favorable changes in regulation, influx of VC funding and
          healthy ecosystems that foster tech growth such as a strong source of qualified
        - Women are closing the female/male worker salary gap in some regions and job
             - Women tech-workers in Silicon Valley/Bay Area and Boston have lowest
             salary gap[1] compared to their male counterparts. The gap is 18.5%, compared to a
             national average of 23%.
             - Women in executive positions in the Silicon Valley/Bay Area perform the
             best in female/male salary comparisons with a gap of just 3%.
             - Women in software engineering positions in New York Area perform the best
             in female/male salary comparisons with a 9.1% gap
        - The TriNet population, comprising over 200,000 employees of small
          businesses, saw positive growth across all industry verticals. The biggest growth in
          net hiring came from the technology (1.49%), construction (1.48%) and life sciences
          (1.01%) sectors.

Please visit TriNet SMBeat
[http://www.trinet.com/hub/SMBeat/default.htm?utm_source=utm_source=SMBeat&utm_medium=utm_release=Release&utm_campaign=SMBeatAugust ]
to read the full report.

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        1) Compared to the overall TriNet tech sector work-site employee base
        2) The TriNet SMBeat has adjusted the monthly reporting cycle to end on the 12th
          of the month, to mirror the methodology of the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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