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

Katherine Daniel joins the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) from New York, where she was the Senior Deputy Commissioner of Labor for Suffolk County in Long Island. While in Suffolk County, she headed initiatives to increase participation of both unrepresented and under-represented communities in the design and development of government services. This work launched the entry of new programs into communities that had not previously had access to workforce services, including immigrants and English-limited job seekers, individuals re-entering from or currently incarcerated, and low-income families lacking transportation.

Prior to Suffolk County, Kat resided in San Francisco and worked for 'Green for All', a national advocacy organization building strategic partnerships and national communities of practice to ensure that vulnerable communities had access to the career pathways created by the green economy. As Program Manager, Kat convened leading practitioners from across the country to develop effective workforce development programs in response to the Green Jobs Act and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Her role at 'Green for All' built upon her previous work in workforce development and affordable housing, focused on developing effective models for facilitation economic vitality amongst job seekers with barriers to employment. Her experience included building organizational capactiy and income earning programs for the non-profit organizations advancing workforce and community development in vulnerable communities.

Kat has a Master's in City Planning from UC Berkeley with a concentration on Economic and Community Development.

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

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