Washington, D.C. - Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi released the following statement today after the Department of Labor announced a Workforce Innovation Fund grant of $3 million for the City and County of San Francisco to support and enhance innovative employment and training opportunities. This announcement builds on the recent $5 million grant for TechSF to fund education, job training and placement in the local IT sector:
“Today's announcement is a victory for the workers and small businesses of San Francisco, a triumph for our local economy, and a critical step forward in our effort to strengthen and expand industries of innovation.
“Our city has long been a center of new technologies, new entrepreneurs, and new ideas, and this investment will ensure that all San Franciscans have the tools, training, and resources to take part in the new economy, benefit from the tech boom, support their families, and contribute to our economic growth.
“With these funds, we will be able to cultivate local talent, connect job-seekers to the skills and data they need to find work, and help employers locate and hire qualified workers. Building on the recent $5 million grant to TechSF, we will enhance the public-private partnership between the city and local tech companies with industry-based solutions that work.
“I congratulate the City and County of San Francisco on securing this grant, and look forward to working together to support San Francisco's IT sector, ensure our businesses can continue to thrive, and put people to work in a dynamic, growing, good-paying field.”