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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.

The Strategic Local Workforce Development Five-Year Plan for the period beginning July 1, 2013 was posted for review and comment. The public comment period closed on June 21, 2013.  The plan is available below:

Strategic Local Workforce Plan for 2013-2017 (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 Comprehensive and Neighborhood Access Points
-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

OEWD's WIA Title I-financially assisted program or activity is an equal opportunity employer/program.  Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.