The tech industry has created a wealth of high-paying jobs, but not all residents have benefited from this growth. To ensure that more residents have the opportunity to tap into this fast growing sector, the Department of Labor and San Francisco’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development launched TechSF in collaboration with a cross-sector coalition of partners. Founded in 2012, TechSF prepares and connects local residents to good jobs in the technology industry at no cost through programs and services including technical and job-readiness training, career coaching, job placement services, and other professional development opportunities. One evaluation found that three years after the start of the initiative, 62 percent of those who participated in technical trainings were employed with an average hourly wage of $30. Learn more.
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