The implementation of the City’s new mandatory local hiring policy is a top priority for the Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD). Understandably, many within the construction industry are eager to know how and when the policy will be implemented. Planning the implementation of the policy is well underway. Please refer back to this webpage in the coming weeks as we will be posting updates periodically.
In an effort for continuous improvements, we welcome any feedback on the implementation of the New Local Hiring ordinance. If you would like to contact OEWD, please call 415.581.2363 or email
The effective date of the local hiring ordinance was March 25, 2011. In other words, public works or improvement projects first advertised for bids on or after March 25, 2011 are all covered by the new ordinance.
The webpage for the Office of Contracts Administration host a database of all upcoming City-Funded construction projects. City – Funded construction projects that are subject to the new Local Hiring Policy will be listed on the website. Please visit the Office of Contracts Administration for more information.
If you're an employer in the City of San Francisco and would like to know more information about CityBuild services for employers please visit the CityBuild Employer Services page. To download forms related to local hire please visit the CityBuild Employer Services Forms webpage for additional information on Local Hiring documents and forms.
The Trade Exemption List designates trades for which the Local Hiring Policy shall not be applicable. Work hours for designated trades will be exempt from the mandatory requirements. Please review the Trade Exemption Criteria Summary for additional information. OEWD is soliciting feedback on the Trade Exemptions list. Please submit any and all comments in writing to
The City's Local Hiring policy has reached its one year anniversary. For a copy of the first annual report on the San Francisco local hiring policy for construction click HERE. For a list of currently advertised projects subject to the new local hiring policy click HERE.
Local Hiring Literature
Labor Market Analysis of SF Construction Industry - Oct 15, 2013