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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 Summer at Jack London Square features free movies at the waterfront
Summer at Jack London Square features free movies at the waterfront
June 19th, 2018
Editors: See here for an overview video about events at Jack London Square. Oakland, Calif. – June 19, 2018: Waterfront Flicks at Jack London Square starts Thursday evening at sundown with a... READ MORE
Thumbnail of Patchwork’s Summer Show at Jack London Square features emerging artists
Patchwork’s Summer Show at Jack London Square features emerging artists
June 13th, 2018
Oakland, Calif. – June 13, 2018:  Jack London Square is home to Patchwork’s Summer Show Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event features local emerging artists, crafters and... READ MORE
Thumbnail of Port of Oakland hires new Director of Human Resources
Port of Oakland hires new Director of Human Resources
June 13th, 2018
Oakland, Calif. – June 13, 2018: The Port of Oakland has named Michael Mitchell as its new Director of Human Resources. A 12-year Port veteran, Mr. Mitchell previously served as the Port’s... READ MORE
Thumbnail of Port of Oakland boss to grads: Don't pull back from the world
Port of Oakland boss to grads: Don't pull back from the world
June 11th, 2018
Seattle, Wash. – June 11, 2018: A global trade executive yesterday urged college graduates to reject “extreme protectionism,” calling it damaging and futile.  Speaking at Central Washington University’s Kent, Wash., commencement, Port... READ MORE