What Business Services Can Do For You - FAQS

1. What is the cost for recruiting qualified applicants who have been pre-screened to match my job specifications? 

There are no fees associated with ANY of our services. 

2. How do I get started with filling my open positions?

We can register your business in the San Francisco Jobs Portal and post your job openings.  SF Jobs is our online job database.  It’s as easy as picking up the telephone and calling us! If you have an open position, please call 415-701-4848 or email business.services@sfgov.org and ask for a Business Services Specialist to assist you.

3. Is there funding available to help with hiring candidates?

When funds are available, the federal On-the-Job-Training (OJT) program provides reimbursement to employers to help with costs associated with skills upgrading and who are expanding and need additional staff with specialized skills. Please call our main office at 415-701-4848 and ask for a Business Services Specialist to assist you.

4. Can I get help with finding an intern or apprentice?

Our partner, United Way Bay Area runs the Mayor's Youth Jobs Plus internship program and we can assist you in contacting the appropriate staff. Additionally, we are always seeking business partners to participate in our in-house construction and
Information Technology (IT) apprenticeship programs.

5. If my business is experiencing a layoff, what assistance can you provide?

Rapid re-employment services can help workers transition to new employment as quickly as possible thereby potentially minimizing the length of unemployment insurance claims. Click here to learn more about our Rapid Response services.

6. I am a contactor with the City and County of San Francisco, how do I find more information about my First Source obligations?

Please contact a Business Services Specialist at 415-701-4848 or by email at business.services@sfgov.org for information and assistance.

7. I am a property developer, how do I or my tenants find more information about my First Source obligations?

Please contact a Business Services Specialist at 415-701-4848 or by email at business.services@sfgov.org for information and assistance.

8. I am opening a new business and need to do a mass hire, how can I get help with recruitment?

Please contact a Business Services Specialist at 415-701-4848 or by email at business.services@sfgov.org for assistance.