Workforce Development Division

We train and connect San Franciscans to sustainable jobs with career growth opportunities and promote prosperity for all residents, including the unemployed, underemployed, and hard-to-employ residents.

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Services

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Emergency Ride Home Program

If you work in the City, you’re eligible for a free taxi ride home in case of emergency through San Francisco's Emergency Ride Home Program.

About

The Workforce Development Division supports workers by:

  • Designing programs and promoting services that respond to the needs of job seekers
  • Coordinating, refining and maintaining city-wide strategies and policies to maximize hiring opportunities for all San Franciscans
  • Engaging all stakeholders such as employers, educational institutions, and service providers to train residents in the skills needed to find and retain jobs today and tomorrow

Learn about job opportunities and recruitment services

WorkforceLinkSF

People

Meet the team

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Joshua Arce
Director of Workforce Development
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Janan Howell
Deputy Director of Workforce Development
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Ken Nim
Director of CityBuild

Contact

Phone

San Francisco Worker Hotline

Available in multiple languages: Chinese, English, Spanish, Tagalog, and Vietnamese.
(Monday to Friday 8 AM to 5 PM)

Request public records

Email marianne.thompson@sfgov.org to submit a request.