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Moving to San Francisco

Whether moving across the street or moving to San Francisco, many challenges arise. Especially if you're moving to a city you know nothing about, some helpful insights will be of use, so that in the end, you will have no regrets about you're decision on moving to San Francisco. Here are some hints, advice, and information on moving to San Francisco.

Neighborhoods to consider when moving to San Francisco

  • The Richmond
  • The Sunset
  • The Haight
  • The Marina
  • St. Francis Woods
  • Parts of The Mission
  • Parts of the Fillmore
  • The Castro
  • (Maybe) The Potrero
  • (Maybe) Bayview District
  • (Possibly) Chinatown

Neighborhoods to avoid when moving to San Francisco

  • The poorer neighborhoods, obviously.
  • Parts of the Mission (those closest to Mission Street itself),
  • The area west of Mission street,
  • certain parts of Hunter's Point,
  • certain parts of South of Market (don't stray too far south from Market street )
  • Parts of the Potrero
  • The Ingleside. Don't be fooled by the gazillion-dollar homes, this neighborhood is next to a high crime area and guess where the burglars go shopping?
  • Downtown…unless you are a type-A who would rather live in New York City.

Finding a job

General advice
Even before moving to San Francisco call the agency and get connected to an agent, so you have a name at the agency with whom you have established at least a recognition relationship. Then, fax your resume with a cover letter to that person and once you get here, update them with your local address and phone number.

Web resources
The bay area is very wired, so the online thing is a great place to start your search. It's especially good because you can start the ball rolling even before you get here. Just make sure you indeed are coming, so that the local recruiters don't spend time setting up interviews that you won't be able to make.

Usenet resources
If you know what usenet is, aka the newsgroups, then you are hooked into a great area of the net that is usually invisible to most people who (mistakenly) think the web = the internet. If you don't know, you are missing out. Download the FreeAgent newsreader from ForteInc, ask your ISP how to connect to their newsfeed, and you can discover dozens of thousands of chats arranged by topic. In any case, the place to look in usenet is the ba.jobs.* hierarchy.

Employment Agencies

Most of these agencies seem to handle both permanent and temporary jobs, some handle only temporary jobs. Same pitiful excuse about not listing their voice number applies here as well.

Many of these agencies handle a wide range of skills, from office support (receptionists, word processors) to computer-skilled (database managers). Some even handle light industrial jobs (hospital laundry handler).

  • Bradford Personnel
    • FAX : 415-362-4735
  • Career Alliance
    • FAX : 510-238-1670
  • Certified Personnel
    • FAX : 415-433-7008
  • Channel Resources
    • FAX : 415-321-0999
  • DM Stone
    • FAX : 415-391-5536
  • Eastridge Group
    • FAX : 415-616-9709
  • General Employment (They cover many professional, permanent jobs)
    • FAX : 415-357-2020
  • Innovations Personnel Svcs
    • FAX : 415-392-4164
  • Interim Accounting Profl's
    • FAX : 415-391-0280
  • J Boragine
    • FAX : 415-433-6848ABAR
  • Kelly
    • FAX : 415-675-3060
  • Key Resources
    • FAX : 415-986-1461
  • Madsen Alliance
    • FAX : 415-433-6918
  • Manpower
    • FAX : 415-781-4531
  • Office Concepts
    • FAX : 415-995-9850
  • Olsten
    • FAX : 415-362-3241
  • Pathways Support Services
    • FAX : 415-391-6118
  • Russell Staffing Resources
    • FAX : 415-986-6003
  • Sally Walters Placement Agcy
    • FAX : 415-981-0760
  • Stansbury Staffing Consultant
    • FAX : 415-677-9327
  • The Right People
    • FAX : 415-705-5330
  • Tod, Inc
    • FAX : 415-392-0752
  • Total Support Services
    • FAX : 415-543-1377
  • United Staffing Services
    • FAX : 415-291-1780
  • Volt Services Group
    • FAX : 415-391-7747
  • Wollborg-Michaelson
    • FAX : 415-986-5074 

San Francisco Movers & Storage

  • A Allen Moving & Storage
    906 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
    (415) 567-6146
  • A Mover
    San Francisco, CA 94122
    (415) 665-4091
    (925) 754-8973 east bay office
    (800) 778-9329 (toll-free) calif. only
  • A-1 OZ Movers
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    (415) 647-1315
  • A-Fasttran Moving CO
    2828 Moraga Street, San Francisco, CA 94122
    (415) 519-0698
  • Air & Ocean Shipping
    1161 Mnission, San Francisco, CA 94102
    (415) 255-1892
  • All City Moving & Storage - Warehouse Hunters Point
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    (415) 282-9240
  • All My Sons Moving & Storage
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    (415) 731-4000
  • American International Video & Appliances
    1161 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
    (415) 255-1892
    (415) 626-7443 (fax)
    (800) 962-4715 (toll-free) MEHDI BOLOURCHI
  • K & T Moving
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    (415) 337-5858
  • Lynch & Sons Van & Storage CO
    1485 Bayshore Boulevard, San Francisco, CA 94124
    (415) 468-0305
  • New Age Storage
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    (415) 885-5555
  • North Beach Moving & Storage
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    (415) 421-8705
  • Petrini Van Storage Inc
    San Francisco, CA 94102
    (415) 285-0213


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