Located on the eastern shores of San Francisco Bay in scenic Alameda County, the city of Hayward (JOBS) takes its name from William Hayward, a shoe factory worker from New England who came to California looking for gold in the 19th century. Hayward built the city's first resort hotel, and later became Road Commissioner for Alameda County. For those interested in learning more, the history of Hayward is on display at the museum of the Hayward Area Historical Society.
Tourism and agriculture, however, are the key pillars in Hayward's economy, and, because of its location, Hayward offers easy access to the Bay Area region's famous wineries and beautiful scenery. The San Lorenzo Trail, which runs along Hayward's shoreline, offers hiking and biking opportunities through various wetlands, and two state parks – the Sulphur Creek Nature Center and Don Castro Regional Recreation Area – are nearby. For manmade delights, Hayward is home to the Sun Gallery, a forum for local artists, as well as the Hayward/Russell City Blues Festival.
Easy access to the city of Hayward with the Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) as well as the AC Transit, the Alameda County transit authority makes Hayward a place anyone can visit, work and live.
Industry – both large and small – has played a role in Hayward's economic life since the Second World War. The city, also known as “The Heart of the Bay” is home to many industries including biotech and pharma, making it a central part for the Bay Area biotech hub.
Aradigm Corporation, Baxter Bioscience Corporation, Impax Laboratories, Lynx Therapeutics, Metabolex, Mendel Biotechnology, BioChain Institute, Kosan Bioscience, Elim Biopharmaceuticals, Multispan, Arete Therapeutics, Biolog Inc., Applied Biomics, Inc. and Guava Technologies are just a handful of successful biotech companies you will find in Hayward.
For more information about these companies, visit the BioSpace Biotech Bay ™ Hotbed community which highlights the biotech, pharmaceutical, medical device industries in Northern California and keeps its audience abreast with the latest information about industry news and events throughout the region.
Check out job opportunities in Hayward by visiting the BioSpace Career Center. Here you will find the life sciences most premier career events which showcase an array of local employers. At the Career Center homepage you can even check out video to see what the career fair experience is like and hear what job seekers and employers have to say.
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