Joshua Arce

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Director of Workforce Development

Joshua Arce serves as the Director of Workforce Development for the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), following his appointment by Mayor London N. Breed in August 2018. Prior to his appointment, Josh led the office’s CityBuild division, a landmark construction training program that continues to place hundreds of residents into jobs.  

Prior to joining OEWD, Arce spent 15 years as a civil rights attorney and labor representative for Laborer’s Union Local 21, working with community members to improve employment, housing, and environmental conditions in economically

Joshua Arce serves as the Director of Workforce Development for the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), following his appointment by Mayor London N. Breed in August 2018. Prior to his appointment, Josh led the office’s CityBuild division, a landmark construction training program that continues to place hundreds of residents into jobs.  

Prior to joining OEWD, Arce spent 15 years as a civil rights attorney and labor representative for Laborer’s Union Local 21, working with community members to improve employment, housing, and environmental conditions in economically disadvantaged neighborhoods; specifically for formerly incarcerated workers. He created initiatives to pilot local and regional pre-apprenticeship offerings into the clean energy, energy efficiency, and affordable housing sectors.

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Contact

City Hall
1 Dr Carlton B. Goodlett Place
Room 448
San Francisco, CA 94102

Economic Development Division
415-554-6018 (fax)
Workforce Development Division
415-701-4897 (fax)
Office of Small Business Division
For permitting help, call 628-652-4877