tv Government Access Programming SFGTV July 10, 2018 7:00am-8:01am PDT
any other questions from the audience? no? ok. we are moving on. thank you ladies. [applause] i would like to introduce our next speaker who will be closing our program. hans gallant. >> thank you. thank you for placing me between the champagne and the panel. [laughter] very briefly like i'm honored to be here today. and very grateful for such a big audience to focus everyone's attention on the launch of global s.f. from its very inception, san francisco has been an international city. angel island and alcatraz. with landmarks of immigration and native occupation. they are just want to have the
many reminders of our area's international past. today, my migration to the city is positive. largely due to international arrivals. san francisco has always been, and will always be international. much of the conversation today, however was about the topic of san francisco's competitiveness as a global city. when i personally first arrived here, i too was raising this question, and turned to my friends asking, what does it take for san francisco to be competitive as a global city? interestingly, i got two answers. the first one was, isn't it already? or the second one was, why should it be? these two answers highlight a polarization of views that, at this juncture in the history of san francisco, is not uncommon.
they als.they also illustrate ts complexity. the conversation about san francisco's competitiveness park is a global city today, illustrates that competitiveness itself, and the sustainability is not a foregone conclusion. this opportunity for great work to be done. there's opportunity to embrace and integrate and leverage the precious assets the city is endowed with. it is diversity. it is talent. it is natural environment. business and political community, but above all, it is culture and it is spirit. having the support of mayor farrell and mayor elect london breed, the city family, as well as international consulate trade officers, and sister cities, global s.f. will have the unique ability to bridge it from the public, into the private sector. both locally and internationally.
all in an effort to create jobs to support harmonious development, to balance it against the goals of sustainability, resiliency and protecting what makes this city special. the organization is having a great start and a great team. all ingredients for success. it also has a tall order to fulfil. a tall order that can only be achieved with your continuous and generous support. please join the city and my fellow board members darlene, and her team, in supporting global s.f. to support -- to start today by raising a glass. [laughter] >> we have champagne in the back.
>> here, you can have mine. global s.f. talk too much success in the omission, you become a much studied example with your local and global impact. me you truly make sense -- make san francisco the best place -- place for business and life. may you do us all proud to. off you go, global s. off -- global s.f. [applause]
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with 25 jobs so for young people one of my favorite days in san francisco thank you, thank you to the companies that are hiring. >> (clapping.) >> the city of san francisco and united way are calling an employers to have jobs for youth in 2012 president obama issued a challenge and the challenge was get disconnected young people connected to jobs and so mayor ed lee said we should lead this challenge that the city will have 25 hundred jobs that first summer 6200 jobs and been building. >> i'll high are ups we like to pledge 50 jobs so for youth this summer. >> excellent. thank you. >> a large part of the jobs it
did manual resource center started off a a youth program and our first year 35 percent of the young people working full-time we know there the pressors looking for committed young people the resource fair attracts over 6 hundred people if all over the city and the greater bay area. >> we have public and private partnership the employers came from hertz rent a car and many private sector jobs sea have the city staff so the airport is here, starbuck's is here we've been retail we have restaurants, we have offices and so the young people will get an opportunity to partner search warrant with so many of the great champions for jobs. >> for the past 5 years we've hired over 3 willed youth to
work as business traces they have been promoted to supervisors. >> if you're doing a job at starbuck's the opportunity for them allows them to understand math if tire working at anothers architectural firm understanding debris or a media to understand reading and writing differently those are opportunities that the mayor is clear he wanted to provide we're going to be do mock interviews helping young people that the resumes a it pulls them to the career opportunities and building inspection commission make sure they're prepared for those opportunity educational and in terms of their preparation skills by the time many of them leave they'll leave with jobs and new relationships building their network of the opportunity to thrive and i
think i could focus and i check around the booths to see had is available i'm hoping to get a job but have employers you know employers give practice. >> i feel this will be a great way to look for jobs we can do this like you get paid. >> when our young people walk we capture their information so we can do follows up and we have a room that has a our computer lab an opportunity for them to do cover letters and talk about updating their profile and i think how you do things on the internet we help quam and they can update tare resume and can look in interviews and on the spot job officers we hire about one hundred young people today
lee alone it is exciting out of that it is if they come through with one hundred walk out with a job. >> we'll rock and roll i guess in the job interviews it went great. >> as a youth we get to go through experiences 3 builds a great foundation gymnasium a positive outlook and more importantly confidence. >> we really want to do at the end of the day exist a young person with the possibility of what we can be and do we have them go home i want to get there let me connection with those folks and ultimately got on the path. >> good morning good morning caitlin i'm caitlin lopez 23 years old i moved out to california and san francisco, california had i was about 8
years old and actually put in foster care at the age of 9 or 10 had a baby at the 16 years old so i've kind of had this crazy like youth experience. >> despite the challenges she faced caitlin finished high school and take advantage of program. >> i heard will mayor ed lee's program through my social worker and i interviewed with entrepreneurs after i was matched walking sweet spots office i thought imitated not been in that type of office ones i got into the office with my supervisor we boptd and i got a call from h.r. i got the position and i'm in. >> i have. >> we hired merry for 8 weeks
and saw how she did she was only going to work 8 weeks but at the end question offered her a position part time. >> i have those traits it has been great working here my term of 5 weeks was pretty much like family supporting each other i feel like the mayors job program helped me to get in job without the jobs plus program i - i probably would have not even had a job. >> in her case she's a mother of two now going to school full-time and making it happen so if she can do it differently anyone that has a willingness to try at least try to make it can do it. >> those programs are amazing they're so important for young
adults to really go out there and make a better future for themselves and despite not having a traditional - you can go out there based on the programs that's what they're for they want to help you succeed. >> we'll be committing to 25 jobs in the tech. >> the san francisco rec and park is hiring 3 and 50 youth that summer . >> (clapping.) >> and only child born in the office development allocation to r so for me is a network of the community that made the difference no way i'll be with united way this network was here for me this was personal and professional so important we create the opportunities who know the next ceo or champion of the community is coming today to find their path. >> that's the roll in san