Thursday, March 18, 2010

HireSF - New Online Employment Resource for San Francisco Businesses

BOMA San Francisco Members: is a new initiative of the Workforce Development Division of the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD), to help San Francisco businesses find the most qualified local job seekers to fill their open positions. The site has been designed as a virtual one stop job matching system, so that employers can easily recruit from among the 46,900 San Francisco residents who are looking for work. directly connects employers to JOBS NOW! SF-certified candidates, as well as to job seekers graduating from the City’s many job training programs. All San Francisco residents can register and create resumes searchable by employers by going to By using, employers who agree to offer on the job training (OJT) to eligible job seekers hired through the One-Stop Career Center system can also access up to $3,000 in salary reimbursement. These OJT hires will qualify a business located in San Francisco’s Enterprise Zone for more than $37,000 in tax credits over 5 years.

Employers who want to access job candidates and both the JOBS NOW! SF and OJT stimulus programs should register at They will be contacted directly by a Business Services Representative who can answer all their questions.

The JOBS NOW! SF program is set to expire on September 30 of this year. However, President Obama is supporting an extension of the program for one year, to September 30, 2011 as part of his proposed Fiscal Year 2011 budget. Next week, the House of Representatives will take up a bill that could include an extension for one year of the funds used for JOBS NOW! SF.

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