-High performance and continuous improvement in workforce system leadership Customer Focus-Understand and meet the requirements of San Francisco businesses and job seekers.
-Demonstrate cost effectiveness, high return on investment and programmatic integrity through sound performance results.
A Vital Resource:
-For Employers and Job Seekers
San Francisco is home to a diverse population of workers and employers; the Workforce Development Division is committed to providing services that will help promote the sustainable prosperity of both. Through the development of a comprehensive workforce development strategy, OEWD strives to ensure that San Francisco has a qualified workforce that attracts, retains and expands industries, and enhances the quality of life in the City.
Workforce Development Strategic Plan (pdf)
Workforce Development Environmental Scan (pdf)
The goals of OEWD’s Workforce Development Division are to:
-Provide information about employment and training opportunities to City residents
-Work with other City departments and stakeholders to develop a pipeline of qualified, skilled job candidates
-Coordinate workforce and economic development efforts to support San Francisco’s workers and industries
OEWD assists businesses in hiring and retaining workers:
-Tax credit assistance to reduce the cost of hiring new staff
-Customized on-the-job-training to help businesses respond to changing technologies and markets
-Access to qualified job candidates and applicant screening through the One Stop Career Link Centers
-Strategy plans and support to avoid unnecessary downsizing
OEWD works with City departments to assist San Francisco residents who are changing careers or entering a new field:
-Career counseling and planning to help job seekers along on the path to success
-Access to job opportunities in San Francisco and across the Bay Area
-Job training information and resources for qualified individuals