The restaurant industry is one of the largest and fastest growing employers in the Bay Area and Oakland.
The restaurant industry is one of the largest and fastest growing employers in the Bay Area and Oakland. Approximately 20% of restaurant industry jobs are livable wage fine dining server and bartender positions, but there are significant barriers to accessing these jobs among traditionally underrepresented groups.
Restore Oakland’s unique workforce development program is designed to help women, workers of color, and formerly incarcerated individuals advance into livable wage fine dining service positions. To do this, Restore Oakland will be a restaurant that serves as the hub for job training, incubation of worker-owned cooperative enterprises, organizing of low-wage restaurant workers, and providing wrap-around services such as child care programs.
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