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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 Port of Oakland gives $70,000 to develop eco-jobs workforce
Port of Oakland gives $70,000 to develop eco-jobs workforce
August 16th, 2018
Oakland, Calif. – August 16, 2018: The Port of Oakland has given $70,000 to a local non-profit to prepare local workers for careers in the environmental construction trades. The money is going... READ MORE
Thumbnail of Jack London Square hosts five free events in four days
Jack London Square hosts five free events in four days
August 1st, 2018
Oakland, Calif. – August 1, 2018: Thousands of visitors will come to Jack London Square during one of its busiest summer weekends, with five events in four days beginning Thursday. Here’s... READ MORE
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Jack London Square’s Pedalfest to draw 25,000 visitors
July 25th, 2018
  Oakland, Calif. – July 25, 2018: Pedalfest, a celebration of cycling, food and family, will draw 25,000 biking enthusiasts to the Oakland waterfront on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6... READ MORE
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Port of Oakland's clean-air vision: a path to zero-emissions
July 18th, 2018
Click here for the draft clean air plan Oakland, Calif. – July 18, 2018: The Port of Oakland announced today that it has embarked on a path to emissions-free cargo operations.  The... READ MORE