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Social Responsibility Division (SRD)

Your Port. Your Community.

SRD Has Your Back.

Oakland’s small, locally-owned, and minority-owned businesses have a robust advocate in their corner. The Port’s Social Responsibility Division (SRD) was created to ensure that small firms have a place at the table when large contracts are being awarded. Our careful and thorough certification process helps establish your credentials, and network you with potential contractors. We assist you throughout the bid process with expert bonding and financial advice.

SRD is the bridge that connects Port productivity and economic success to quality of life issues for all local residents. Providing our workforce with the skills it needs to step into good-paying jobs is equally important to both workers and employers. We facilitate a wide variety of local training and apprenticeship programs that reach out to new and unskilled workers. We collaborate with our unions to ensure successful recruitment deserving students. In short, we are there to support workers every step of the way as they enter or re-enter the work force.

We know hundreds of success stories that bear testimony to the transformational power of opportunity, and the host of positive impacts it sets in motion like home ownership, successful schools, reduced blight and decreased crime rates. We are fully committed to offering real hope for a brighter tomorrow for future generations.

We are your port. Your community is our community.

Cheryl Ho
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Executive Assistant
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Thumbnail of Local earnings from Port of Oakland projects top $6.5 million
Local earnings from Port of Oakland projects top $6.5 million
December 6th, 2016
Oakland, CA.–(December 6, 2016):  Local workers made $6.5 million in earnings while working on Port of Oakland construction projects in 2016.  More than 60 percent of those who worked on... READ MORE
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Jack London Square free holiday celebrations ring in the season
November 28th, 2016
Oakland, Calif.– November 28, 2016: Thousands of visitors are expected in Jack London Square the first weekend in December for traditional holiday celebrations. Two, free, family friendly events are scheduled... READ MORE
Thumbnail of Truck diesel emissions at Port of Oakland down 98 percent  in past decade
Truck diesel emissions at Port of Oakland down 98 percent in past decade
October 28th, 2016
Oakland, Calif. – October 28, 2016: Diesel emissions from trucks serving the Port of Oakland declined 98 percent between 2005 and 2015. In that same timeframe, ship emissions dropped 75... READ MORE
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Sunday Harvest Festival at Jack London Square Farmers Market
October 27th, 2016
Oakland, Calif. – October 27, 2016: Jack London Square will transform into a Harvest Festival this Sunday, October 30, from 9 AM to 2 PM. The festival includes free tastings,... READ MORE