96 posts categorized "Jobs"

10/07/2013

Invest in Neighborhoods: Mayor Launches Loan Program for Small Business

Invest in Neighborhoods: Mayor Launches Loan Program to Support Small BusinessMayor Ed Lee today announced the launch of the StepAheadSF Microloan Pilot Program, a new program that will provide $250,000 in zero percent interest loans to support small businesses in neighborhood commercial corridors citywide.  StepAheadSF, administered by Working Solutions, will provide loans to individual small businesses. The program will begin in Chinatown, which was just named one of the Top 10 Great Neighborhoods for 2013 by the American Planning Association.

"Our City's historic, culturally diverse and economically thriving neighborhoods make San Francisco a world-class destination to live, work and visit and I am honored that the American Planning Association has recognized San Francisco’s Chinatown as one of the nation’s Top 10 Great Neighborhoods," said Mayor Ed Lee. "With StepAheadSF and my Invest in Neighborhoods Initiative, we are ensuring our small businesses have opportunities to succeed, grow and contribute to the vibrancy of their neighborhoods." Read more.

10/02/2013

Arts in the City: Mayor Breaks Ground on New Strand Theatre

Arts in the City: Mayor Breaks Ground on New Strand TheatreMayor Edwin M. Lee joined Senator Mark Leno, Supervisor Jane Kim, the American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) and community development partners today to break ground on the Strand Theater, the newest arts venue to open in the Central Market neighborhood. The Strand Theater joins two other theaters, including the Geary Theater and the Costume Shop Theater.

"I am thrilled to see A.C.T. join the Central Market community where performing art institutions are vital in our efforts to transform the neighborhood," said Mayor Lee. "The Strand Theater will provide our City's residents and visitors with a world-class entertainment venue that will engage with the local community through arts and education, while creating jobs for our City's residents and contributing to the diverse economic vitality of the Central Market neighborhood." Read more.

05/20/2013

Capital Improvement: Mayor Announces SFO Ten-Year Infrastructure Plan

Mayor Announces SFO Ten-Year Infrastructure PlanMayor Edwin M. Lee today announced a $4.1 billion capital improvement plan for San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The long-term infrastructure plan provides funding for terminal improvements, facility enhancements, and the creation of an on-site luxury hotel, pending environmental approval. The plan is expected to create more than 36,000 jobs over the next 10 years.

“SFO’s ten year capital improvement plan ensures that our airport can achieve its goal to create a world-class facility, and continue to be a vital source of job creation in Bay Area,” said Mayor Lee. “SFO is an engine which helps power our local economies, bring tourism and jobs to the entire region, and this investment in our infrastructure keeps that engine running strong.” Read more

05/13/2013

Local Economy: Mayor Announces New Loans to Boost Small Business

Local Economic: Mayor Announces New Loans to Boost Small BusinessMayor Edwin M. Lee today announced the launch of the Emerging Business Loan Fund which will make $12 million in affordable loans available to support small business, boost the local economy and create jobs. 

"Not only do small businesses help keep our world famous neighborhood merchant corridors active and vibrant, they also help boost our local economy," said Mayor Lee. "The Emerging Business Loan Fund will allow entrepreneurs and small businesses to secure the capital they need to innovate, grow their business and succeed." Read more.

04/30/2013

Jobs for Youth: Mayor Launches Summer Jobs Initiatives

Jobs for Youth: Mayor Launches Summer Jobs InitiativesToday Mayor Edwin M. Lee and the United Way of the Bay Area along with City Departments and private sector employers announced the launch of Summer Jobs+ 2013, challenging employers this summer to create 6,000 jobs and paid internships for San Francisco youth. Mayor Lee’s Summer Jobs+ 2013 will connect San Francisco employers with low-income and disconnected San Francisco youth. 

"Last year, San Francisco worked together to answer President Obama's call to provide meaningful work experience and a paycheck to San Francisco youth," said Mayor Lee. "We not only answered that call, but exceeded our own aggressive goals of 5,000 jobs than 5,300 young adults in jobs and paid internships for the summer and beyond," said Mayor Lee. "We are setting an even more ambitious goal for 2013 to create meaningful employment opportunities for our young people so we set them up for success now and in the future. I am again calling upon employers across San Francisco to join us in supporting the future of our young people." Read more.