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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 jobseekers and employers.

OEWD works to connect jobseekers with employment opportunities in growing industries by providing industry aligned job training and access to job search assistance at community based neighborhood access points throughout the City.

Since 2006, OEWD has worked to leverage San Francisco’s innovation economy on behalf of the city’s residents and workforce. OEWD offers San Francisco employers services and assistance to attract, grow and retain a diverse workforce. OEWD can also assist in identifying retraining opportunities and vital on-the-job training tax credits.

View the Workforce Strategic Plan.

Local Workforce Investment Board

Workforce Investment San Francisco (WISF) is designated as the City’s Workforce Investment Board. The WISF plays an integral role in partnering with OEWD in overseeing and setting the direction for San Francisco’s Workforce System.

The mission of the WISF is to provide a forum where business, labor, education, government, community-based organizations and other stakeholders work together to increase their collective capacity to address the supply and demand challenges confronting the workforce.

Specifically the WISF is responsible for:

  • Establishing the direction of workforce development in support of San Francisco’s vision for economic competitiveness.
  • Creating strategic workforce connections between industry, business, labor, educational institutions, and community based organizations to serve the needs of workers and employers in the region.
  • Ensuring that the workforce system provides job seekers with education and training to achieve self-sufficiency.
  • Creating a framework to merge public and private resources and expertise to create an integrated workforce development and business service system

Click here for WISF Members

Click here for WISF Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Regulatory Authority

OEWD monitors compliance for the following workforce policies:

San Francisco Local Hiring Policy for Construction

First Source Hiring Program 

HUD Section 3 (Mayor's Office of Housing and Community Development)

Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure Hiring Goals