Local Hiring Program

Local hiring means local opportunities for local workers on public works projects funded by local dollars. For social justice advocates, this means targeting jobs for historically disadvantaged and marginalized communities in order to break persistent cycles of poverty and unemployment. Public works projects covered by local hiring policies and project labor agreements with strong local hiring provisions help guarantee community access to jobs with high wages, benefits, and working condition protections.

Brightline's work on local hiring began in late 2008 alongside the Southeast Jobs Coalition: Young Community Developers, A. Philip Randolph Institute, Aboriginal Blackmen United, Anders & Anders Foundation, Arc Ecology, Visitacion Valley Community Development, Positive Directions Equals Change, and Inner City Youth. Brightline and the Coalition teamed up for advocacy efforts to reform local hiring policies at the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and San Francisco City College throughout 2009. A phone call from Supervisor John Avalos the morning of January 26, 2010, however, kicked off our SF Community Jobs Campaign for citywide reform and the eventual adoption of San Francisco's landmark "Local Hiring Policy for Construction" on December 25, 2010.

Local Hire Expands To Private Development in San Francisco
Posted Wed, Dec 10, 2014
In November, the City celebrated another exciting expansion of local hire for private development on public land. The City, through its Port Commission (Port), owned part of a 69-acre waterfront property known as the Pier 70 area, an industrial site used primarily as a shipyard. After a three-year community planning ...
Brightline Convenes Community Allies For SF Construction Workforce Pipeline Pilot
Posted Mon, Sep 01, 2014
Over the summer of 2014, Brightline teamed up with several community-based organizations in San Francisco to create an innovative pilot program, the SF Construction Workforce Pipeline Program. This program brought together a broad set of allies, including Chinese for Affirmative Action, the A. Philip Randolph Institut...
SF Supervisors Unanimously Approve Local Hiring, Prevailing Wage Expansion
Posted Mon, Jun 09, 2014
Final Vote Tomorrow To Require Jobs for City Residents and Family-Supporting Wages and Benefits for Private Construction on Public Land

June 9, 2014, San Francisco, CA--Last week, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors unanimously approved legislation crafted by Supervisor John Avalos to expand the City's landm...
SF Local Hiring Success Continues
Posted Sun, Nov 10, 2013
The San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development presented a mid-year local update to the 12-member Mayor's Construction Workforce Advisory Committee on October 30, 2013.

Halfway into the third year of mandatory local hiring, outcomes continue to exceed minimum local employment requirements. Across...
Governor Brown Signs Warriors Bill
Posted Fri, Sep 27, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO, September 27 - Today, legislation by Assemblymember Philip Y. Ting (D-San Francisco) was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown that will transform 13 acres of polluted and nearly unusable San Francisco waterfront at Piers 30-32 and create thousands of local jobs.

Governor Brown's signature caps ...


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SF Community Jobs Campaign
Reforming San Francisco's "good faith" local hiring policies in order to guarantee community access to good-paying, high quality blue-collar and green-collar jobs.

Wanted: Community Jobs Policy For San Francisco
Posted Mon, Nov 15, 2010
Local Hiring

"The Failure of Good Faith"
Posted Mon, Aug 02, 2010
Local Hiring

Brightline Letter of Support for 14B Changes and Architectural Services Category
· Thu, Nov 13, 2014

SF Local Hiring Data - November 2014
· Tue, Nov 04, 2014

Mayor Lee Supports Seattle Mayor Murray's Local Hiring Efforts
· Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Big Names at San Francisco Local Hiring Victory Party
Posted Thu, Feb 24, 2011
(Bay Citizen)

Mandatory Local Hiring Becomes Law In San Francisco
Posted Thu, Dec 30, 2010
(SF Bayview)

State Lawmaker Vows To Fight San Francisco Local-Hiring Law
Posted Mon, Dec 27, 2010
(Bay Citizen)

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