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With amazing restaurants and an array of shops and boutiques, the Mission has no trouble attracting high-paid tech workers. Finding people who can afford to live here and work in the businesses serving them is, of course, another story.

Curious to see just how high the demand is, I spent a week checking job ads on Craigslist and signs in store and restaurant windows. By no means scientific, this map reflects all of the retail, salon, gym, cafe, restaurant and similar positions I saw advertised from Aug. 2 through Aug. 9 either online or by walking Valencia, Mission and 24th streets.* Pretty eye-popping, eh?

*Note, not all icons represent one job. Some places are hiring for multiple positions.

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