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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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Delta Air Lines to fly year-round from OAK to the world’s busiest airport – Atlanta
March 5th, 2019
Oakland, Calif. – March 5, 2019: Oakland International Airport (OAK) announces today that beginning June 9, 2019, Delta Air Lines will resume nonstop service between Oakland and Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). Passengers will... READ MORE
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Southwest Airlines’ new Hawaii service will launch from Oakland
March 4th, 2019
Oakland, Calif. - March 4, 2019: Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE: LUV) today announced plans to launch its highly-anticipated, first-ever service to the Hawaiian Islands from Oakland International Airport (OAK) with an inaugural flight... READ MORE
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Jack London Square free exhibit highlights local Beat Generation artists
February 28th, 2019
Oakland, Calif. – Feb. 28, 2019: Several local, prominent, African American artists’ works are highlighted in a new, free exhibit at Jack London Square that opens today for the public... READ MORE
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Ayesha Curry opens “Homemade” pop-up shop at Jack London Square
February 1st, 2019
Oakland, Calif. – Feb. 1, 2019: Celebrity cook Ayesha Curry chose Jack London Square at the Oakland waterfront as the location for her first-ever pop-up store. Ayesha Curry is a... READ MORE