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Ground Floor Clients Plan for the Future of WorkNovember 2017
What will the future of work look like in San Francisco? And how can we prepare? This week we are highlighting recent work by two of our clients who offer some insight into these questions. We are proud to be part of these projects, and to represent clients who are thoughtfully engaged on such important issues.
Chronicle Features Goodwill’s Good Work
Photo: Liz Hafalia, The Chronicle
Today, the San Francisco Chronicle highlighted the incredible work done by our client, Goodwill of San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin counties, to train people facing employment obstacles for jobs in the technology economy. In an initiative led by Goodwill CEO William Rogers, the organization has been employing the formerly incarcerated, homeless, and others for jobs in e-commerce and more, with many moving on to work at places like UPS, FedEx, and Comcast. As Rogers himself has said, “if training and education don’t keep pace with technology, the result is inequality.” Read more about the big things coming out of the Goodwill warehouse here.
sf.citi’s Big Idea: Jobs and Automation
This month Ground Floor client sf.citi, a nonprofit tech advocacy organization, published its first white paper exploring the issue of job automation and regulation. We had a chance to contribute to the research and writing of the paper, which proposes practical ways employers and government can partner to better forecast future employment needs and respond accordingly with training and workforce development programs. This the first of many white papers and talks about issues at the intersection of tech and local policy in what sf.citi is calling its Big Idea series. Read the paper here.
Band Together to Support Fire Recovery
Join us on November 9 at Band Together, the one-night benefit concert bringing Metallica, Dave Matthews Band, G-Easy, Raphael Saadiq, and others to the same stage at AT&T Park. 100% of proceeds will support families recovering from the devastating fires in the North Bay. We’re proud to see our clients and friends, including Ron Conway and Salesforce, among the event sponsors. Details and tickets here.
POA Supports Asian Pacific American Community Center
One of Ground Floor’s longtime clients, the San Francisco Police Officers Association, is proud to announce the recent awardee of this quarter’s Community Investment Grant, the Asian Pacific American Community Center (APACC). The $5,000 grant will be put towards the purchase of wellness equipment such as a basketball hoop, volleyball nets, and various board games in order to serve clients participating in both the APACC’s free after school and seniors programs. A resounding thank you to APACC for the continued services you provide to young people and seniors living in Visitacion Valley.
Applications are now open for the SFPOA’s fourth round of the Community Investment Grant, and awardees will be announced at the end of December. Apply today!
Alex and the Ground Floor Team