Supporting a prosperous, inclusive, and sustainable local and regional economy
We are proud to be the employer of 2,300 employees who work around-the-clock to ensure reliable water, power, and sewer service to our customers. Over the next five years, nearly half of our workforce will be eligible for retirement. In addition, necessary updates to our City's aging water and wastewater infrastructure will represent billions of dollars in capital improvement projects that will generate many jobs over the next two decades connected to our construction and professional services contracts. However, these are jobs that will require workers with very specific skills and experience.
We believe that investing in the development of local workers and local small businesses strengthens our communities and ensures a strong pipeline of skilled and diverse workers for today and tomorrow. We are committed to supporting workforce development programs that train and connect local youth and adults to job training, work experience, apprenticeship, employment, and promising careers. Such programs include CityBUILD, GoSolarSF, The Garden Project Earth Stewards Program, Project Pull, San Francisco YouthWorks, and many more.
We are also committed to supporting local small businesses that present new employment opportunities and serve as the building blocks to creating a vibrant community. Through the Contractors Assistance Center in Bayview Hunters Point, we aim to provide technical assistance and capacity to local small businesses to increase their ability to compete for SFPUC and City contracting opportunities.