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WHAT WE’RE UP TO
At our trademark Breaking Into Tech event, we talked to leaders at Okta, Slack, and Workday about ways to make tech hiring more equitable. Learn how these three tech companies are pioneering new approaches to hiring that advance equity—and how your company can do the same.
- 53.2 percent of Californians who are vaccinated with at least one dose
- 37.3 percent of Californians who are fully vaccinated
- 76 percent of San Franciscans who are vaccinated with at least one dose
THE LATEST IN TECH DOING GOOD
In 2020, Google matched 100 percent of its global electricity use with purchases of renewable energy—for the fourth year in a row.
Salesforce has opened 22 of its offices around the world, giving it a unique glimpse into the future of post-pandemic work. The biggest takeaway? Employees want a flexible work environment.
Uber shared progress on its anti-racism commitments announced last year. The company has launched anti-racism training for drivers and riders, as well as made it easier for users to report incidents of racism and discrimination via the Uber app. Uber has also hired its first Inclusive Design Lead and worked to ensure pay equity among its employees.
Spotlight Impact Story
President Biden announced a partnership with Lyft and Uber to advance his goal of vaccinating 70 percent of American adults by July 4. From May 24 to July 4, both companies will launch a feature that provides free rides to or from vaccination sites. The offer covers daytime rides on bikes and scooters, in addition to cars.
SAN FRANCISCO AT A GLANCE
- Individuals aged 12 and over in San Francisco are now eligible to receive a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine (only vaccine approved for this age group).
- San Francisco City Hall is reopening to the public on June 7, including for in-person services.
- On May 15, all Muni subway stations reopened, as did the historic F-line streetcar.
- San Francisco is introducing another police alternative: the Street Wellness Response Team.
CALIFORNIA AT A GLANCE
- Governor Newsom presented the biggest economic recovery package in California history—the $100 billion California Comeback Plan—which aims to kickstart California’s economy in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic and tackle some of the state’s toughest challenges.
- Governor Newsom introduced a $5.1 billion package of drought response and water resilience measures as California enters its second major drought in less than a decade.
SUPPORT OUR SAN FRANCISCO COMMUNITY
In 2020, Meals on Wheels San Francisco (MOWSF) prepared and delivered 2.4 million meals to the homes of over 16,000 San Franciscans of all ages, including homebound seniors. This Sunday, May 23, MOWSF will kick off its annual Star Chefs & Vintners Virtual Gala, featuring renowned chef, Joanne Weir, host of PBS’s Plates & Places, Nancy Oakes of Boulevard, Umberto Gibin of Perbacco, Laurence Jossel of Nopa, and more! Support MOWSF’s critical work by tuning into and making a donation at the Star Chefs & Vintners Virtual Gala from May 23–25.
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