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07/28/2015 |

Patriotic Hard Hat at Exhibitor's BoothJob Seekers and Career Center Staff Join Forces to Build Careers That Last

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.

Job Seekers with ExhibitorsOf 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.

Supervisor London Breed with SCSF Exec Director Liz Jackson Simpson and Construction and Union Reps

Supervisor London Breed with SCSF Exec Director Liz Jackson Simpson and Construction and Union Reps

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 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

Construction job fair 5 cropped 2Job Fair Attendees and Exhibitors Packed the Promenade Outside of the Western Addition Career Center

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