What We Do

The Workforce Development Division of the Office of Economic & Workforce Development (OEWD) coordinates the San Francisco Workforce Development System, which is a network of public, private, and nonprofit service providers that serve San Francisco job seekers and employers. We offer San Francisco employers services and assistance to attract, grow and retain a diverse workforce. View the Workforce Strategic Plan

Workforce Development connects job seekers in San Francisco with employment opportunities in growing industries such as Technology, Health Care, Hospitality and Construction. We provide industry aligned job training and access to job search assistance at community based neighborhood access points throughout the City, to help provide employers with skilled workers.

View our Success Stories page to find out more about the real people who have benefited from OEWD's workforce programs.

Meet the Director

Michael CarrMichael Carr serves as the Director of the Workforce Development Division as part of the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, San Francisco's leader in supporting the City's workforce development system.

He is dedicated to the development and successful implementation of workforce programs, initiatives and strategies to train, prepare and connect San Francisco residents to jobs growing in local, high-demand industries. He leads a skilled and talented team of workforce professionals as they serve the City's local residents and employers.

 An experienced leader with over twenty years in global, corporate, and executive management roles, Michael has a keen eye for strategic, financial and tactical leadership. He served as Commissioner for the City and County of San Francisco, and as Chief Financial Officer for the City and County of San Francisco Finance Corporation. Additionally, he is active in the San Francisco Shared Schoolyards Project under the leadership of Supervisor Mark Farrell to provide a safe, clean place for children and families to play and gather on the weekends.

Michael graduated from Augusta State University in Augusta, Georgia, earning a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. A humanitarian at heart with a passion for serving a diverse community, Michael is proud to serve as OEWD's Director of Workforce Development.


For general questions, please contact our office at 415-701-4848 or email us at workforce.development@sfgov.org 

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