San Francisco Announces New Strategy to Empower & Support Freelancers Utilizing Online Platforms for Work

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San Francisco, CA— Today, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), the Department of Technology, and Supervisor Mark Farrell in partnership with Samaschool, a local non-profit specializing in digital literacy and online work competency, launched a strategy to support freelancers/self-employed individuals in response to the growing gig economy.

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San Francisco Announces a Development Partner for the Balboa Reservoir Project

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San Francisco, CA –The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), the Planning Department, and the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) are pleased to announce the selection of a development team to partner with the City to transform and bring new housing and open space to the Balboa Reservoir. The selected team for the 17-acre property will be led by AvalonBay Communities and BRIDGE Housing. The partnership includes Pacific Union Development Company and nonprofit partners, Mission Housing and Habitat for Humanity for Greater San Francisco.
 

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San Francisco Releases Sixth Annual Report on the Local Hiring Policy for Construction

Sixth Annual Report on the Local Hiring Policy for Construction

San Francisco, CA – Today, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) released its sixth annual report on the Mandatory Local Hiring Policy for Construction. The annual report, submitted to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, exhibits the outcomes and achievements of the local workforce initiative since its signing into law in 2011. The Local Hiring Policy for Construction was established to ensure contractors are employing local residents on public works projects.

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Community Benefit District Forms for Japantown

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San Francisco, CA – Supervisor London Breed, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development, and the Japantown Community Benefit District Steering Committee announce the creation and establishment of the Japantown Community Benefit District (CBD) today. With a 55% weighted majority vote, property owners approved the formation of the Japantown Community Benefit District. The goals of the District will ensure the historic preservation, physical maintenance, beauty, cleanliness, safety and economic vibrancy of Japantown.

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City Announces $2.7 million in Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative Grant Awards For Space Acquisition and Long-Term Leases

$2.7 million in Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative Grant Awards

San Francisco, CA—Mayor Edwin M. Lee, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), Mayor’s Office of Housing and Community Development, the San Francisco Arts Commission, and the Northern California Community Loan Fund with key partners today announced $2.7 million in grant awards to 13 neighborhood-serving nonprofit facilities.

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Mayor Lee's $1.2 Billion Nonprofit Investment Ensures Delivery Of Vital Services

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San Francisco, CA—Mayor Edwin M. Lee’s two-year budget proposal will feature a $1.2 billion investment in nonprofits, helping to ensure that these organizations continue delivering critical services to San Francisco’s most at-risk residents. That investment includes a program to help local nonprofits plan and pay for essential real estate and rental costs, as well an initiative to fund cost of doing business increases.

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City Celebrates 280 Graduates as part of the HealthCare Academy

City Celebrates 280 Graduates as part of the HealthCare Academy

San Francisco, CA—The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) celebrated the achievements of 280 students that graduated as part of the City’s HealthCare Academy program. The Academy trains residents with coursework in various occupations in the Health Care industry including Personal Care Giver, Home Health Aide, Certified Nurse Assistant, Medical Administrative Assistant, and Medical Assistant.

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Emerging Business Loan Fund deploys $13.3 million to San Francisco small businesses

Main Street Launch

SAN FRANCISCO, CA:  Today the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development and nonprofit community lending partner Main Street Launch celebrated its 100th loan since its debut in 2012. Through San Francisco’s Emerging Business Loan Fund (EBLF), the 100th loan was made to OutCo, a San Francisco-based business offering coaching and educational services for software engineers.

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