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About the San Francisco Local Hiring Policy for Construction  

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In December of 2010, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved amendments to Chapter 6.22(g) of the San Francisco Administrative Code and adopted the San Francisco Local Hiring Policy for Construction (“Policy”). The Policy became one of the strongest pieces of legislation in the country to promote the utilization of local residents on locally sponsored projects.


The Office of Economic and Workforce Development (OEWD) administers the Local Hiring Policy for Construction.


Projects Covered by The Local Hiring Policy

Public Works or improvement projects with an engineer's estimate of $400,000 or more and advertised for bid on or after March 25, 2011 are covered by the Local Hiring Policy for Construction.
City-funded construction projects covered by the Policy can be found on the
Office of Contracts Administration website. 


Trade Exemptions

The Trade Exemption List designates trades for which the Policy shall not be applicable. Work hours for designated trades are exempt from the requirements. Please review the Trade Exemption Criteria Summary for additional information.  


CityBuild Employer Services

If you are an employer in the City of San Francisco and would like more information about CityBuild services for employers please visit the CityBuild Employer Services page.  To download forms related to the Local Hiring Policy and other workforce hiring policies, please visit the CityBuild Workforce Forms page.


Local Hiring Annual Report

Each year, OEWD produces a report detailing the performance and impact of the Policy.       


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Contact Us

 Please contact OEWD at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with your questions and comments regarding the Local Hiring Policy for Construction.