Mayor Lee Announces Ongoing Virtual Job Fair for Tech Industry Through City’s Hiresf.Org
Tech Companies Encouraged to Post Job Openings on HireSF.org as Part of City Partnership with Technology Community
2/1/12—Mayor Edwin M. Lee today announced changes to HireSF.org, San Francisco’s job matching system, designed to make it easier for companies to access a pool of local talent eager to work for the growing number of pioneering companies in San Francisco. Mayor Lee encouraged the audience of tech entrepreneurs at the 5th annual TechCrunch Crunchies Awards to post job openings for their companies on the revamped HireSF.org, creating a virtual job fair for San Franciscans looking to work in the technology industry.
“San Francisco is forming new partnerships with our City’s vibrant technology community to create good jobs and train San Franciscans with the skills needed in the new economy,” said Mayor Lee. “Working together, we are making it easier to match City residents with technology industry jobs through HireSF.org and other training programs to make San Francisco the ‘Innovation Capital of the World.’”
“San Francisco tech companies are helping make San Francisco the ‘Innovation Capital of the World’ and driving our economic recovery,” said Ron Conway, of SV Angel and Chair of San Francisco Citizens Initiative for Technology & Innovation (sf.citi). “We’re urging all our member companies to register and post positions on HireSF.org to connect San Francisco residents to the thousands of jobs technology companies are creating right here in San Francisco.”
HireSF.org is an initiative 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 job matching system, so that employers can easily recruit from among the 35,000 San Francisco residents who are looking for work.
With a commitment from the technology industry to post jobs on HireSF.org, Mayor Lee and OEWD are confident that San Franciscans will be more easily matched to jobs in the City’s fastest growing companies.