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Health, Housing & Community Services Department
Health, Housing & Community Services Department

First Source  - City of Berkeley Employment Programs

2180 Milvia Street, 2nd Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: (510) 981- 5405
Fax: (510) 981- 4975
TDD: (510) 981-6903

First Source (B.M.C.13.26) promotes the hiring of local jobseekers on local and publicly funded construction projects, in addition to non-construction jobs that are created after construction is complete.

Office Hours 
Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Contractors/Developers

  • Contact the First Source office to obtain a First Source Agreement along with construction job order forms.Submit your job order form via email to Rules4work@cityoberkeley.info or via mail to City of Berkeley Employment Programs. Staff will refer potential applicants and/or work with local employment and training programs to ensure that local residents have the opportunity to apply for jobs on your project.
  • You have the flexibility to hire Berkeley residents through your union hall or other outreach methods that work best for your company.

Click here for the Job Order form (PDF)

Jobseekers

  • Sign up at the North Cities One Stop Career Center and/or other local employment and training programs (see the list below under Education, Employment Resources, and Training in the Community).
  • First Source staff will notify the local employment and programs when construction jobs are available due to signed First Source Agreements.
  • Local programs will work directly with employers for non-construction jobs that result from the First Source Agreements.

Links
Workforce and Leadership Programs in Berkeley 

For more information please contact Nathan Dahl at: (510) 981-5405

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(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
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