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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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Ayesha Curry opens “Homemade” pop-up shop at Jack London Square
February 1st, 2019
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OAK airport handily surpasses 2017 passenger activity; begins food and beverage concessions makeover
January 31st, 2019
Oakland, CA – (January 31, 2019): Today, officials at Oakland International Airport (OAK) released December and Calendar Year passenger traffic figures reflecting stability in its passenger traffic numbers, and the highest number of... READ MORE
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Oakland International welcomes Canadian airline with new service to Edmonton, Alberta
January 23rd, 2019
Oakland, CA - January 23, 2019: Officials at Oakland International Airport (OAK) today announce that Oakland has been selected by ultra-low-cost Canadian carrier, Swoop, for service to Edmonton International Airport (YEG)... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland releases Progress Report 2018-2019
January 23rd, 2019
Oakland, Calif. – Jan. 23, 2019: The Port of Oakland today released Progress Report 2018-2019. The interactive online report features project updates, customer videos, and financial information about the Port. It... READ MORE