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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.

Angela Brisco
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Executive Assistant
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    Port of Oakland passes milestone, sets all-time cargo record
    May 13th, 2021
    Oakland, Calif. – May 13, 2021 – Another month, another record at the Port of Oakland. The Port said today that it handled the equivalent of 100,096 20-foot import containers... READ MORE
    Thumbnail of Port of Oakland trade boom: a second new vessel service in 2021
    Port of Oakland trade boom: a second new vessel service in 2021
    May 10th, 2021
    Oakland, Calif. – May 10, 2021: As global trade booms, the container shipping industry is introducing another new vessel service at the Port of Oakland. The Port said today that Taiwan-based Wan Hai Lines launched... READ MORE
    Thumbnail of Port of Oakland says Q1 2021 is all-time best for cargo volume
    Port of Oakland says Q1 2021 is all-time best for cargo volume
    May 6th, 2021
    Oakland, Calif. – May 6, 2021: Port of Oakland containerized trade volume reached record levels in the first quarter of 2021. The Port said today its total volume from January... READ MORE
    Thumbnail of March passenger traffic at OAK leaps ahead with a 59.6 percent month-to-month increase
    March passenger traffic at OAK leaps ahead with a 59.6 percent month-to-month increase
    May 6th, 2021
    Oakland, Calif. – May 6, 2021: Oakland International Airport, the second busiest airport in the San Francisco Bay Area, reports rebounding passenger and cargo traffic for March 2021. The airport... READ MORE