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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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Port of Oakland shares condolences after dockworker death
March 31st, 2020
Oakland, Calif. – March 31, 2020:  The Port of Oakland expressed its condolences today following the death of a dockworker overnight.  According to reports, a longshore laborer fell to his... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland Board to meet by phone during COVID-19 crisis
March 24th, 2020
Oakland, Calif. – March 24, 2020: Port of Oakland Commissioners said today their Board meetings would be conducted by phone while state and county shelter-in-place orders are in effect.  The Governing Board... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland provides COVID-19 updates via blog
March 20th, 2020
Oakland, Calif. – March 20, 2020: News media can find up-to-the-minute coronavirus impact updates from the Port of Oakland on a new blog.  The Port today introduced the update feature... READ MORE