Greek Citizens Seeking Jobs
- Written by Jim Lucas
Last Updated on 18 October 2013
The economic crisis in Greece has affected many. The latest statistics show that unemployment has reached 28%. Unemployment among Greek youth is higher. Greek citizens are looking for work in other countries.
Over the past year we have received at least 20 emails from Greek citizens asking about jobs in the San Francisco Bay Area. We reply to every email. If you are a Greek citizen and considering coming to San Francisco we recommend doing the following:
-- You need to able to work legally in the United States. You need the right work visa. Companies will require it. Contact the American Embassy in Athens or Thesseloniki and discuss your options with them. They will offer you the best advice. If you cannot get the right visa the US government holds a green card lottery (http://www.usagreencardlottery.org/). You may think that the odds are not great but we have known Greeks who have won a green card and have come to the USA. Apply!
If you are able to get the right visa please continue reading.Read more...
All Things Greek in San Francisco
- Written by Jim Lucas
Last Updated on 19 September 2013
If you are visiting San Francisco for the first time, "welcome" to this beautiful city. If you are making a return visit "welcome back". San Franciscans love their city by the bay. San Francisco is surrounded by so much natural beauty. I do believe Greeks are drawn to beautiful cities by water and San Francisco is one of the most beautiful. Let's take a look at "All things Greek."
As for printed media, San Francisco Bay Area Greek community news and events are covered in the Hellenic Journal. Copies of the current issue of the Hellenic Journal can be found at most bay area Greek churches and you can certainly subscribe which I suggest you do! Support Greek media!
Greeks have been coming to San Francisco since the 1860s. Initially they were primarily sailors. Immigration increased in the 1880s and even more so after the 1906 Earthquake & Fire. A Greek town developed around 3rd Street in the SOMA district. Greektown slowly vanished after the building of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in 1936. A plaque was erected in 2001 at the corner of Folsom and 3rd Streets by the Hellenic American Professional Society dedicated to the Greeks that settled in the SOMA district and their contribution to the city of San Francisco. Greeks visiting San Francisco should include this on their list of places to see.Read more...