Nearly 70 percent of tech workers don’t think it’s important to be in Silicon Valley, and fewer than half of Millennials consider it important to work in Silicon Valley. That’s the word from a new survey from Indeed, which reports another surprising statistic: 88 percent of tech workers intend to leave their current employer for a different job.
At a time when tech hiring has slowed, some observers might be wondering if this is further fuel for the slowing of the go-go tech economy. But it might reflect more that tech workers, and especially younger ones, are pickier about what jobs they take. According to Indeed, only 10.9 percent of tech workers would consider getting a job at a start-up for their next job; it’s the established whales of the Silicon Valley economy — Apple, Facebook, and Google — that are more in their sights.