StaffLink Serves the Bosnian Community
StaffLink has served the St. Louis Bosnian community for nearly thirty (30) years.
Since the early 1990’s, StaffLink has hired Bosnian immigrants as caregivers to provide home care to elderly immigrants who have moved to St. Louis from Bosnia.
The St. Louis Bosnian community is made up of approximately 70,000 persons. St. Louis has the largest population of Bosnians outside of Bosnia.
Bosnians began immigrating to St. Louis as war broke out in their country in the early 1990’s.
The International Institute of St. Louis is the largest resettlement organization in the Midwest. They assisted many Bosnian immigrants in resettling in the St. Louis region.
St. Louis was attractive as a destination for Bosnian immigrants because of it relatively low cost of living, the availability of housing, the abundance of entry level jobs for persons trying to learn a new language, the similarity in the climate to Bosnia, and St. Louis’ reputation for being a “welcoming” community.
St. Louis is home to several Bosnian media sources and a museum devoted to telling the story of the Bosnian genocide.
StaffLink has enjoyed serving the Bosnian community. President, Gretchen Curry, says she has enjoyed learning about the Bosnian culture. She and the administrative staff have learned lot about Bosnian food and their Muslim faith.
Ms. Curry, says her favorite Bosnian restaurant in St. Louis is Gribics. Her favorite dishes offered by Gribics are the Sarma, Chicken Roulade, and Palacinnke. Gribics is located at 4071 Keokuk (63116).
StaffLink currenty has Bosnian employees that have been employed with StaffLink for twenty (20) years.
StaffLink’s current Bosnian employees and clients mainly reside in the south city and south county areas of St. Louis.
StaffLink has other caregivers that English is their second language. To inquire about home care services, please call our office at 314-997-8833.
Why Are There So Many Bosnians in St. Louis? – Bloomberg
‘It’s Not the Same’: Why War Refugees Who Helped Revive St. Louis Are Leaving – The New York Times (nytimes.com)
St. Louis Bosnians – Bosnian Community in St. Louis (stlbosnians.com)
St. Louis Bosnian Chamber of Commerce (stlbosnianchamber.com)
Next Little Bosnians • Missouri Life Magazine
Bosnian Food Saint Louis – STLFood.com
In-Home Care Clients We Serve (stafflinkusa.com)
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