In 2012, President Barack Obama issued a challenge to businesses, non-profits, and government: work together to provide pathways to employment for low-income and disconnected youth. San Francisco, under the leadership of Mayor Ed Lee, stepped up in response, pledging to connect 5,000 young people to summer jobs and internships. We surpassed that goal, serving 5,204 youth.
In 2013, Mayor Lee raised the bar with a goal of reaching 6,000 youth. San Francisco’s community partners, public sector and corporate community stepped up to accept the challenge. Once again, we surpassed the goal, connecting 6,817 youth to work opportunities this summer!
The opportunities offered by San Francisco Summer Jobs+ are a first steppingstone on the path to success. Thanks to our partners, 6,817 more young people have embarked on that path.
Please click here to view the 2013 San Francisco Summer Jobs+ Report.
Press releases and related articles:
4/12/2012 Mayor Lee, Leader Pelosi & United Way of The Bay Area Announce San Francisco Summer Jobs + Initiative to Create 5,000 Summer Jobs for San Francisco Youth
4/10/2013 Mayor Ed Lee eager to put youths to work this summer
5/2/2012 White House announces nearly 300,000 summer jobs and other employment opportunities for youth and new online tool to help youth access opportunities
4/30/2013 Mayor Lee Launches Summer Jobs + 2013 Initiative to Create Unprecedented 6,000 Jobs & Paid Internships for San Francisco Youth this Summer
4/30/2013 Mayor Ed Lee wants record 6,000 summer jobs
5/1/2013 San Francisco Wants To Put 6000 Kids To Work This Summer
5/13/2013 Mayor Lee and United Way Host Job Resource Fair for Youth
9/4/2013 SF summer program aims to tackle youth joblessness
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Who can participate?
A: Young adults ages 16-24 are able to participate. You must be ready to work and available for jobs in San Francisco, but you do not need to have any previous experience.
Q: What types of jobs are available?
A: Most jobs are temporary and part-time, although some permanent and full-time positions are available as well. Most positions are entry-level and include customer service, retail, sales, food service, office support, skill-building internships, work-training opportunities, maintenance and hospitality.
Q: Are the positions paid?
A: Yes, all positions are paid. Most positions are either paid the San Francisco minimum wage or there is a stipend.
Q: How do I register?
A: Go to www.sfsummerjobs.org/find-jobs.
Click on “Register Now or Login” in the menu on the left-hand side of that page.
Fill out the two pages of registration, and don’t forget to attach your resume on the first page!
Once you have finished registration, check your email to make sure you received a welcome email with your Candidate Reference Number, which you will use to log back in.
Q: Where can I find out more information?
A: Please go to http://sfsummerjobs.org/faqs-for-youth/ or contact the SF Summer Jobs+ Team via email at email@example.com.