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Our Passion | Our Mission

We strive to be the leading agency of quality candidates, to be open to new possibilities, and to learning new methods and skills, a sane and safe work
environment with respect for our co-workers, understand the needs of the ever changing diverse employment market, being one with the community and
foster an environment of open and honest communication.


The Job Shop listens to both the clients and the candidates with equal measure to ensure a custom placement. We believe in a balance of work and life by making sure we have fun along the way, that we don’t take things too seriously and by also giving back to the community.

Listed below are some of our community events.
Please call us if you are interested in attending or helping out!


For the Holidays in 2023, The Job Shop will be launching a “12 Days of Giving” campaign aimed at supporting community organizations around The Bay Area.


As part of this year’s campaign, 12 charities or non-profits will be selected to receive a $500 donation check from The Job Shop. From December 6 through December 21st we will be announcing one charity every day. Check them out below!



The mission of the SF LGBT Center is to connect our diverse community to opportunities, resources and each other to achieve our vision of a stronger, healthier, and more equitable world for LGBT people and our allies.

It was nominated by Chad Walker who works with us at The Harrison in SF. We love the LGBT Center and are thrilled to be able to contribute to their good works!

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Since 1868, the San Francisco SPCA has been advocating for animals. 

Today, they continue transforming how pet guardians and their furry friends access lifesaving care through their world-class veterinary hospital, adoption center, and community medicine programs.

The SF SPCA was nominated by Ashley Greenburg who works with us at Action Properties in SF.


Project Open Hand

Project Open Hand’s mission is to improve health outcomes and quality of life by providing nutritious meals to the sick and vulnerable, caring for and educating our community.

Founded in 1985, Project Open Hand is a nonprofit organization that provides meals with love to critically ill neighbors and seniors. Our food is like medicine, helping clients recover from illness, get stronger, and lead healthier lives.

Project Open Hand was nominated by Jason Sletten, one of our wonderful candidates. Thanks Jason!


Coastside Hope

Coastside Hope was established in 1976 as a non-profit human services agency to benefit the residents of the San Mateo County Coastside. The agency was previously known as the Coastside Opportunity Center but changed their name in 2006 to better reflect what they bring to their clients … hope for a better life and a more secure future.

Coastside Hope was nominated by friend of The Job Shop Jeanette Chang. Thanks Jeanette!


826 Valencia

826 Valencia is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting under-resourced students ages six to eighteen with their creative and expository writing skills and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Their services are structured around the understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with individualized attention and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success.

826 was nominated by The Job Shop's own Mike Scaletti who believes that, "fostering creativity is so important when it comes to creating interesting well rounded people, and 826 does a wonderful job in fostering that creativity, especially in underserved communities."


San Francisco Aid for Animals

San Francisco Aid for Animals' Mission is to make urgent, life-saving care for companion animals affordable. They are a completely volunteer-run nonprofit organization that raises funds to support families who can't afford life-saving care for their pets. They work directly with the veterinary hospitals to provide funds.

SFAFA was nominated by The Job Shop's Sourcer, Ashley Vukovich, who loves this charity because, "I think life-saving treatment for our companions should be affordable. It's heartbreaking when I see the GoFundMes for people's animals who need treatment that costs tens of thousands of dollars!"


Tunnels to Towers Foundation

Tunnels to Towers is an organization dedicated to helping America’s heroes by providing mortgage-free homes to Gold Star and fallen first responder families with young children and by building specially-adapted smart homes for catastrophically injured veterans and first responders. They are also committed to eradicating veteran homelessness.

T2T was nominated by The Job Shop's own Tammy Doss, who nominated this charity because her family has deep connections to the military and she admires the work that this organization does to helping America's military service people. Thanks Tammy!


Safe and Sound

Safe & Sound prevents and reduces the impact of childhood abuse, neglect, and trauma. We do this by strengthening families, building communities, and advancing healing, equity, and justice. Safe & Sound envisions a future free from childhood trauma, where all children, families, and communities are safe, supported, and loved.

Safe & Sound was nominated by The Job Shop's Direct Hire Manager, Jojo Varona, who nominated this charity because, "

Change happens when we recognize that child abuse and neglect are not someone else’s problems. Safe & Sound is part of a national movement to co-create a family and child well-being system, in partnership with communities, to keep children and families safely together." Thanks Jojo!


Loaves and Fishes

Loaves & Fishes works to remove the barriers to hunger relief in the Bay Area.


Despite the Bay Area’s booming economy, 1 in 4 people do not know where their next meal is coming from. In Silicon Valley, 1 in 3 suffer from food insecurity. Each day, more and more people are becoming hungry in our Bay Area community.

It’s why, for over 40 years, they have provided hot and nutritious prepared meals to hungry families, children, seniors, veterans, students, and disabled individuals throughout Santa Clara and San Mateo counties.

Loaves & Fishes' vital work was brought to The Job Shop's attention by our Direct Hire Manager, Mike Gutierrez. We're big fans, and will be making a donation to help continue their excellent work. Thanks Mike!


Kappa Community Project

The Kappa Community Project is a nonprofit organization that strives to promote minority youth development and achievement, financially assist college bound scholars, and provide impactful support to homeless communities.

It was nominated by James Gordan, a valued client of The Job Shop who is on the board of the Project. Thanks James, and thanks Kappa for everything that you do!


SF Public Works Volunteering


The Job Shop is proud to be a continuous volunteer with San Francisco Public Works.


San Francisco Public Works is one of the largest and most complex municipal operations in the City. As a 24/7 operation with a diverse set of responsibilities, Public Works touches every neighborhood in San Francisco. The staff designs and manages construction of civic buildings and streets, cleans and greens the right of way, maintains civic buildings, trains people for jobs, keeps the right of way free of hazards, paves the streets, repairs bridges and public stairways, expands accessibility and works at the forefront addressing some of San Francisco’s biggest challenges, including homelessness.  Public Works make volunteering easy. All one needs to do is email them at letting them know you would like to volunteer. They have different volunteer events throughout the year or you can create your own clean up event. Just pick the day, and location and a Public Works worker will meet your group with all the necessary tools to safely and easily pick up trash. Through their program, we have completed some clean up days in the city. Most recently The Job Shop Team went to Baker Beach and spent three hours cleaning up around that area. It was easy, fun, a great way to bond with co-workers and a fulfilling way to give back to our community.

Hospitality House Volunteering


Hospitality House is a non-profit that has multiple divisions in their program. They have a community arts program, community building program, employment program, shelter program and two self-help programs. The Job Shop reached out to Hospitality House and now is a consistent volunteer with Hospitality House and their Employment Program.

Hospitality house’s Employment Program offers options for gainful employment and increased stability by helping community residents remove barriers to employment, secure living wage jobs, and pursue career options. They connect homeless and low-income job seekers to employers through hiring and job fairs, as well as, expanded support services, job seeker support groups, and partnerships with employers, workforce and employment agencies. The Case Managers at Hospitality House forwards resumes to The Job Shop for review on any candidates who are appropriate for any of administrative, accounting, and operations positions.   


Hospitality House is always looking for volunteers so if you are interested visit their website:

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SF State Zoom Workshop

April 2020

The Job Shop did a Zoom workshop with a group of soon to graduate SF State students recently. In it, we focused on how to prepare for interviews, what to remember before heading in, and how to handle some of the toughest questions. Social distancing won't stop us from helping the next generation of workers in any way we can!


Successfull Holiday Drive

November 2019

Thank you to all our wonderful candidates, clients, neighbors, and staff for making our St. Anthony's Foundation holiday drive a success!


San Francisco Public Works

August 30, 2018

We dedicated some time to clean up around Dolores Park.  Partnering with SF Public Works (who provided us with the gear and supplies) we not only spent quality time together but made a part of our city cleaner!


St. Anthony's Clothing Drive

April 13, 2018

We volunteered at St. Anthony's Foundation sorting clothes from the donations that came in. St. Anthony's mission is: "to feed, heal, shelter, clothe, lift the spirits of those in need, and create a society in which all persons flourish. This mission is guided by five values: healing, community, personalism, justice, and gratitude."

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Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue

June 23, 2017

The Job Shop put in work supporting GGLRR (Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue) at the Pride Parade on Larkin St. The Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. (GGLRR) provides assistance in placing Labradors directly from the current owner to a new owner without the dog having to go into a shelter. Our program doesn’t eliminate shelters, but we attempt to keep as many Labradors in the home environment as possible. Our program is run completely by volunteers. No one within our organization is paid for their time and/or services. The money we receive goes exclusively to our dogs that we rescue. The only exception would be the small amount we spend on our newsletter that we send to our supporters.

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