Whereas 88% of computer and math jobs and 85% of engineering and architecture jobs in Santa Clara County offer sick pay, 59% of building and grounds cleaning jobs and 55% of private protective service jobs do not, according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research.

Working Partnerships says a $5 an hour pay increase would be enough to lift a security guard to self sufficiency and would amount to a rounding error for technology companies pulling in record profits.