This July 14th, over 100 job seekers looking for employment in the city’s lucrative construction industry dropped by our Western Addition Career Center to participate in our 2015 Construction Job Fair.
The annual event, which was co-organized with Alex Francois, our partner from construction nonprofit B.U.I.L.D Bay Area, attracted a variety of apprentice and union exhibitors — construction leaders like Webcor and Nibbi; and union reps from the Electrician’s Union, the Plumbing/Pipe Fitting Union and others. Our Construction Job Fair helps construction industry pros and apprentice reps find potential construction workers with the kind of skillsets not found at most job fairs.
Of course we couldn’t have accomplished this without the support and expertise of our sponsors, local construction leaders such as: BBI, B.U.I.L.D Bay Area, Cahill, Nibbi, Valdez Painting, Inc., and Presidio Brothers. In all, we had exhibitors from over 20 construction employers, union apprentice programs, and community partners.
Hoping that the early bird really does get the worm – or in this case the job, some eager job seekers showed up as early as an hour before the job fair’s 11 AM start time. As you might imagine, attendees representing neighborhoods across the city came: from the Western Addition to Civic Center to SOMA, Bayview / Hunters Point and more. We also had job seekers travel from Oakland, Redwood City, Daly City, and even had a few folks who traveled from as far as Fairfield, Los Altos, and even Sacramento looking for construction work.
After a rousing pep speech from SCSF’s Executive Director, Liz Jackson Simpson (“go team go”), SF District 5 Supervisor London Breed showed up to inspire job seekers hoping to help nudge the city’s already low 4.1 unemployment rate even lower.
Thank you to all of you who attended. If any of you get interviews or jobs from this event, please drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We always like to want to hear about your successes.
Also, a big thanks to our staff and volunteers who helped make this event an even greater success than last year.
Thank You to Our Construction Exhibitors
Special gratitude goes to all the employers, union / apprentice exhibitors, and community partners who participated in our 2015 Construction Job Fair. By offering your support and time at events like this, you help us help Bay area job seekers achieve employment goals.
|2015 Exhibiting Employers||2015 Exhibiting Unions and Apprentice Reps/Training Programs|
|BBI Construction||Bay Area Roofing & Waterproofing Apprenticeship program|
|Brayer Electric Company||Carpenters Training Committee|
|Cahill Contractors, Inc||Dept. of Industrial Relations, Division of Apprenticeship Standards|
|Carney’s Plastering||Goodwill (GoSolarSF program)|
|Ghillotti Bros, Inc||SF Laborers Apprenticeship program|
|Nancy Smith Construction||Laborers International Union of North America,|
|Nibbi||Mission Hiring Hall|
|Scaffold Solutions||Northern California Carpenters Regional Council|
|Shimmick Construction||Northern California Plasterers’ JATC|
|Southland Industries||Operating Engineers|
|Spencer Masonry||Painters Training District Council 16, Northern California JATTF|
|Valdez Painting, Inc.||SF JATC|
|Webcor Builders||United Assoc of Journeymen & Apprentices of Plumbing & Pipe Fitting Industry, Local No. 38|