Founded in 2010, SFMade is a groundbreaking non-profit organization focused on building San Francisco’s economic base by developing the urban manufacturing sector. The only organization of its kind, SFMade helps to retain and grow companies producing locally made products, encourages entrepreneurship and innovation and creates employment opportunities for a diverse local workforce. SFMade currently supports more than 600 San Francisco-based manufacturers employing more than 4,000 people. SFMade is viewed as a national model and has created a sister organization, PlaceMade,, which will complete its first permanently affordable building for manufacturers in 2018. SFMade will also begin to deliver youth and workforce services in San Jose during 2018.
Manufacture : San Jose is an initiative of SFMade that launched in April of 2018, in partnership with the City of San Jose, with a mission to drive much needed knowledge, resources, and visibility to the city’s more than 1200 manufacturers and the more than 50,000 men and women they employ. In addition, MFG:SJ also connects job seekers and workforce development services to open positions among our manufacturing partners and, through our YouthMade program, MFG:SJ provides career exposure programs for under resourced youth in San Jose.
ABOUT SFMADE’S HIRING AND YOUTH PROGRAMS:
The Hiring Made Better Program connects local job seekers to open positions at manufacturing businesses, with a special focus on connecting people who have overcome barriers to employment to entry level jobs with potential for growth and advancement. Our primary tool is the SFMade Job Board, along with our partnership with local workforce and training organizations. We also provide manufacturing businesses with HR technical assistance, resource referrals, and educational events. Our youth programs are designed to engage young people in the local manufacturing sector through career exposure and paid internships.
SFMade is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Black, Indigenous, and People of Color, women, gender non-conforming people, persons with disabilities, LGBTQIA+ people, veterans, and adults of all ages are strongly encouraged to apply. In accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records for employment.