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!
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, with a 1,600-member workforce and a $384 million annual operating budget. The department's active capital project portfolio exceeds $3 billion. As one of San Francisco oldest city departments, it is also one of the most forward-thinking.
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.
The department is divided into four divisions – operations, engineering, architecture/landscape architecture, finance/administration, and the Director’s Office and reports to San Francisco’s City Administrator and the Mayor.
Public Works relies on a large roster of partnerships to help deliver programs and projects: nonprofits, contractors, sister government agencies and volunteers. The core values of integrity, responsiveness and respect strengthen the department’s foundation.
What is awesome about Public Works is that they 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.
Lastly, another way Public Works makes volunteering easy is they have an Adopt a Street Program. The Job Shop just started this process. We have adopted 2nd street, where our office is located. The next step is Public works will drop off some vests, tools and garbage bags to our office. Once we receive our cleanup tools we will be able to begin taking care of our adopted street multiple times a month.
Public Works, works to make San Francisco a better place and The Job Shop is very happy with the work we have done, and will do through their program.
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. Their Neighborhood Access Point for the Tenderloin and Sixth Street Corridor helps nearly 300 low-income and homeless job-seekers gain employment every year in two separate locations.
After a great zoom meeting with the Employment Program Manager and the Employment Coordinator, we found out that Hospitality House could use The Job Shops help in general to find their clients work. Now when a case manager has someone signed up with them looking for work, if they think we can help them, Hospitality House case managers will send over the resume/contact information for a Job Shop recruiter to follow up with them. From there we give the resume a call, try and bring them in for an interview, and hopefully help them find a position that is the right match.
So far it’s been a great volunteer connection and we hope to expand our volunteer work with Hospitality House in the near future. They are always looking for volunteers so if you are interested visit their website:
SF State Zoom Workshop
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!
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."
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.