Working in San Francisco

Expats working in San Francisco will find themselves in the financial hub of the West Coast and one of the world's foremost centres of technology. The city is also considered one of the strongest economies in the USA. As such, jobs in San Francisco are in high demand.


Job market in San Francisco

The San Francisco Bay Area, containing Silicon Valley to the south, has emerged as the technology capital of the United States. The Bay's technology industry is enormous and spans most conceivable areas of research, particularly in the way of advancement in biomedical and biotechnology sectors. It also has an advanced aerospace industry.

Some of the most well-known employers in the Bay Area are household names synonymous with progress and innovation. These include Apple, Tesla and PayPal. The city itself is also at the forefront of internet development and houses many of the world's largest online companies, including Twitter, Dropbox, Craigslist and Pinterest.

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

Despite the size of its more innovative sectors, a large section of the San Francisco economy is still maintained by its tourism and finance industries.


Work culture in San Francisco

San Francisco's trendy, bohemian character has influenced the working culture of many of the businesses based there. While it's unlikely that the financial services sector will forego its formal attire, some of the largest corporations in the San Francisco Bay are known for having an unorthodox atmosphere geared towards the happiness of their employees.

Many of these companies also place great importance on environmental sustainability and improving the world through technology, as the city continues to be at the progressive forefront of American business.

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