| Oakland bills itself as the transportation hub of Northern California. Its strategic location on the pacific coast just a few miles from San Francisco has made it an ideal distribution hub for multinational companies. Its container port is among the busiest on the planet and shipbuilding is flourishing in its harbor facilities. City-Data.com reports that "nearly 200,000 jobs are related to the movement of cargo through Oakland marine terminals". Manufacturers of all stripes have located their facilities in the Oakland area, as have companies who market their products nationwide and internationally. City-Data.com
The Oakland Chamber of Commerce has targeted six industry clusters for its growth strategy: Healthcare and Life Sciences; Biotechnology; International Trade and Logistics; Green Technology; Creative Arts; and Retail. The Chamber describes these clusters as "geographically specific groupings of inter-connected companies (specialized suppliers, service providers and support institutions) which, by locating near each other, increase their productivity, accelerate innovation, and stimulate new business formation". Oakland Chamber of Commerce
Oakland's 2009 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report lists the following as its top ten employers: Alameda County (7,734 employees); Kaiser Permanente - with corporate HQ located in the city (6,606); Oakland's United School District (5,689); the City of Oakland (4,630); US Postal Service (3,961); Internal Revenue Service (2,500); Southwest Airlines (2,313); FedEx (2,241); Peralta Community College District (2,020); and, the Children's Hospital of Oakland (1,970).
Other notable employers in Oakland include: The Clorox Company - with corporate HQ located in the city; Dreyer's - with corporate HQ located in the city; Cost Plus World Markets - with corporate HQ located in the city; Well's Fargo; Safeway; Oracle; Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E); and, Starbucks.
Our technical translation services encompass the whole transportation spectrum, namely the movement of people and goods from one location to another. We can source freelance translation resources for all modes of transport, such as air, rail, road, water, cable, pipeline and space. Our document translation service extends to all fields of transportation.
Moreover, we can source freelance translation resources in the following industrial categories of high technology (as identified by the OECD): Pharmaceuticals; Aircraft & Spacecraft; Medical, Precision & Optimal Instruments; Radio, Television & Communication Equipment; Office, Accounting & Computing Machinery; Electrical Machinery & Apparatus; Motor Vehicles, Trailers & Semi-trailers; Railroad & Transport Equipment; Chemical & Chemical Products; Machinery & Equipment.
In fact, we are prepared to source a freelance translation resource for virtually any industry organization as defined in the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS 2007) sectors.