What Measures Are Being Put in Place to Support the San Francisco Workforce
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**Note: This conversation will be hosted digitally, not in the real live world.**
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What is the role of the Office of Economic and Workforce Development? How does it help San Franciscans? How vital will the agency be to the recovery of San Francisco following this pandemic?
The agency has an annual budget of $64 million dollars and is tasked with expanding economic opportunities for lower-income San Franciscans and small businesses.
Join us for a cyber conversation with director of Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Joaquín Torres, to discuss the various measures being put in place to support San Francisco's vast workforce.
More about Joaquin:
Joaquín Torres is the current Deputy Director at the San Francisco Office of Economic and Workforce Development where he leads Mayor Lee's Invest In Neighborhoods Initiative leveraging city resources across city departments to maximize positive economic and social impact in our neighborhoods. He is the current President of the San Francisco Housing Authority Commission where he has served since February 2013.
Prior these appointments, Joaquin served as Director of the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services (MONS) under Mayor Edwin M. Lee. Under former Mayor Gavin Newsom, Joaquín served as the Liaison to the Latino and American Indian communities and to districts nine and eleven. Joaquín is a graduate of Stanford University and New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. He lives in San Francisco.
About Manny's Super Civic Cyber Conversation:
San Francisco and the surrounding 5 counties are in the midst of mandated shelter-in-place. All businesses except those deemed essential are closed and many Bay Area residents and scared, nervous, and wondering about the future.
Manny's, a civic gathering and events space located in the heart of San Francisco, is rising to the occasion to create and promote a month's worth of live civic conversations to distribute needed information, give people the hope, and continue to civically engage the public in a time of need.
Manny's was opened on election night 2018 to create a physical place for people to go to become better informed and more involved citizens. Since opening we've hosted 17 of the Presidential candidates, over 550 civic events, talks, and gatherings, over 40 members of Congress including Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and leaders across different social justice movements like Alicia Garza, Jose Antonio Vargas, Michael Brune, Cleve Jones, and Gabby Giffords.
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