Since 2004, our Workforce Program has assisted San Franciscans and Bay Area residents in acquiring the skills they need to enter the workforce or advance their careers. Our program is located in Visitacion Valley, and we strive to bridge the gap between job seeker and local companies looking for qualified candidates. We provide resume assistance, job search workshops, computer access, job leads, scheduled hiring events and job fairs, and Covid assistance. FACES SF has English, Spanish, Mandarin, and Cantonese language capacity.
Outreach & Recruitment
At FACES SF, we make a dedicated effort to reach out to the community and inform people of the services that we provide. Our outreach techniques include email blasts, social media, brochures, speakers, orientations, and ads. We also partner with other agencies and programs in the community to ensure our clients the best opportunity to become job-ready.
Our clients go through an initial intake and assessment process that includes career advising, individual employment plans, and placement assistance. For each client, the staff at FACES SF will take time to explain services provided through the Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act (WIOA) and all other OEWD-funded programs.
Job Search, Placement & Retention Services
Our career advisors assist job-ready clients in their job search and guide them to relevant positions. The FACES SF staff provides follow-up and retention services for up to 12 months after successful placement into employment. These services include identifying and addressing barriers that may jeopardize the client’s new employment.
Our staff provides integrated services to all individuals through a qualified career advisor. FACES SF career advisors coordinate, implement, and review services to support our clients’ needs. Key responsibilities include tracking client progress, assisting clients in removing barriers to success, providing career and motivational coaching, advocating on behalf of the client, and referring the client to other resources that can meet identified needs.
The job readiness training process at FACES SF includes reviewing and revising resumes and cover letters and conducting workshops featuring one-on-one mock interviews. We provide supportive services administered by OEWD and implemented at VVJC, as well as assistance with background checks through coaching and suggestions on obtaining necessary documentation.
FACES SF refers candidates to barrier removal services specific to their needs, including substance abuse counseling, mental health services, child care, housing, and industry sector training academies. Our extensive knowledge of San Francisco programs and services allows FACES SF staff to guide our clients in the right direction.
- Outreach and Recruitment
- Orientation and Assessment
- Referral Services
- Career Advising
- Jobs Readiness Training
- Job Search, Placement and Retention Services
Career Fair Events
We provide employers with a variety of employment assistance, such as recruitment, application screening, and facilities to conduct hiring fairs and interviews.
Programs and Trainings
- Hope SF (Locked Tight)- The Locked Tight Program is a violence prevention program that provides job readiness training teaching life skills, team building, work readiness, and financial literacy. While in the program, participants receive case management, resume building, and job referrals, all while getting hands-on work experience serving the Sunnydale area as a Community Ambassador.
- Dream Keeper Fatherhood Program – A collaborative of 9 local organizations whose goal is to give the fathers resources, services, and tools. We provide the Job Readiness Training portion specific to what fathers need.
- Covid Assistance – City Drive-
The Visitacion Valley COVID Team comprises three community-based organizations that provide free community COVID testing, vaccinations, and wrap-around services for individuals and families, specifically in the Visitacion Valley and Sunnydale communities. To date, as a collaborative, we have tested 8,100, wrap-around 1,500, and vaccinated over 4,900; as a result, Visitacion Valley is 90% vaccinated.
SCDC Workforce Referral Program
Visitacion Valley Job center
1099 Sunnydale Ave, 2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94134
Computers & Printing Available
Monday – Thursday 9:00am – 4:30pm & Friday 9:00am – 11:30pm.
“Strengthening our communities.”
- Mayor Ed Lee
Since 2004, our Workforce Program has been assisting San Franciscans and Bay Area residents in acquiring the skills they need to enter the workforce or advance their careers. Our program is located in Visitacion Valley and we strive to bridge the gap between the job seeker and local companies looking for qualified candidates. We provide resume assistance, job search workshops, computer access, job leads, scheduled hiring events and job fairs, and Covid assistance. FACES SF has language capacity in English, Spanish, Mandarin and Cantonese.