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Housing and Community Services Department
Housing and Community Services Department

First Source

2180 Milvia Street, 2nd Floor
Berkeley, CA 94704
Phone: (510) 981- 4970
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.


  • Contact the First Source office to obtain a First Source Agreement along with construction job order forms
  • Submit your job order form via fax to the First Source office; 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)


  • 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 Resouces, 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.


Workforce and Leadership Programs in Berkeley 

For more information please contact Delfina Geiken, Employment Program Administrator,  at (510) 981-7551.



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Housing and Community Services Department, 2180 Milvia Street, 2nd Floor, Berkeley, CA 94704
Questions or comments? Email: Phone: (510) 981-5400
(510) 981-CITY/2489 or 311 from any landline in Berkeley
TTY: (510) 981-6903