Working in San Francisco

young businessmen in san franciscoSan Francisco is the financial hub of the USA's West Coast, and the technology centre of the world. These industries tend to attract working expats from all over the globe.

A Financially speaking, Wells Fargo and the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco are headquartered in the financial district of the city; many foreign banks also have major offices in the metropolis.

San Francisco and the greater Bay Area have emerged, alongside well-known neighbour, Silicon Valley, as the technology capital of the country. The technology industry is enormous and spans most conceivable areas of research; particularly in the way of advancement in biomedical and biotechnology sectors. There is also an advanced aerospace industry in the Bay Area. The city is also on the forefront of Internet development and houses many of the largest online companies in the world.

Some of the most well known employers in the Bay Area are house hold names synonymous with the “way forward”. These include Apple, Hewlett-Packard, Sun, Pixar, DreamWorks, Google, Yahoo, and YouTube.

This attracts many specialised expats eager to take advantage of the cutting edge attitude and the opportunities available in the technology and Internet industries.

Though despite the more innovative sectors of the working world, the largest section of the economy is still maintained by the tourism industry, and as a major international port San Francisco receives goods from all over the globe.

Other top companies are Chevron and Wal-mart.

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