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JobsNOW! Employer Information

Our JobsNOW! program helps Bay Area businesses grow by offering wage reimbursements to incentivize the hiring of eligible San Francisco job seekers participating in our benefit programs.

Through our JobsNOW! program, HSA has partnered with over 500 Bay Area businesses to connect over 20,000 San Francisco residents to jobs since the program's inception in 2009. JobsNOW! job seekers are pre-screened to meet employers' minimum qualifications. Employers will also be assigned a JobsNOW! Private Placement Specialist to walk them through the application, job posting, recruitment, and hiring process.

Nonprofit employer requirements 

Part-time positions offering $16.50 per hour or greater: 

  • Employees MUST work between 20 to 31 hours per week to be eligible for the reimbursement.
  • An HSA reimbursement will not exceed $3,750 for each eligible employee hired.
  • Reimbursement is paid in monthly installments not to exceed $625 for a period of up to six months.
  • Employers are required to submit invoices to HSA on a monthly basis.
  • Wages paid in excess of $625 in each calendar month are the sole responsibility of the employer.
  • Employer is expected to retain employee(s) as a fully unsubsidized employee(s) once the reimbursement period ends.

Note: Wages in excess of $3,750 are the sole responsibility of the employer

Full-time positions offering $16.50 to $18.49 per hour: 

  • Employees MUST work at least 32 hours per week to be eligible for the reimbursement.
  • An HSA reimbursement will not exceed $6,000 for each eligible employee hired:
  • Reimbursement will be paid in monthly installments not to exceed $1,000 for a period of up to six months.
  • Employers are required to submit invoices to HSA on a monthly basis.
  • Wages paid in excess of $1,000 in each calendar month are the sole responsibility of the employer.
  • Employer is expected to retain employee(s) as a fully unsubsidized employee(s) once the reimbursement period ends.

Note: Wages in excess of $6,000 are the sole responsibility of the employer.

Full-time positions offering $18.50 per hour or greater:  

  • Employees MUST work at least 32 hours per week to be eligible for the reimbursement.
  • An HSA reimbursement will not to exceed $9,000 for each eligible employee hired.
  • Reimbursement will be paid in monthly installments not to exceed $1,500 for a period of up to six months.
  • Employers are required to submit invoices to HSA on a monthly basis.
  • Wages paid in excess of $1,500 in each calendar month are the sole responsibility of the employer.
  • Employer is expected to retain employee(s) as a fully unsubsidized employee(s) once the reimbursement period ends.

Note: Wages in excess of $9,000 are the sole responsibility of the employer.

Private employer requirements

Part-time positions offering $15.59 an hour or greater: 

  • Employees MUST work between 20-31 hours per week to be eligible for the reimbursement.
  • An HSA reimbursement will not to exceed $3,750 for each eligible employee hired.
  • Reimbursement will be paid in monthly installments not to exceed $625 for a period of up to six months.
  • Employers are required to submit invoices to HSA on a monthly basis.
  • Wages paid in excess of $625 in each calendar month are the sole responsibility of the employer.
  • Employer is expected to retain employee(s) as a fully unsubsidized employee(s) once the reimbursement period ends.

Note: Wages in excess of $3,750 are the sole responsibility of the employer.

Full-time positions offering $18.50 per hour or greater

  • Employees MUST work at least 32 hours per week to be eligible for the reimbursement.
  • An HSA reimbursement will not to exceed $9,000 for each eligible employee hired.
  • Reimbursement will be paid in monthly installments not to exceed $1,500 for a period not to exceed six months.
  • Employers are required to submit invoices to HSA on a monthly basis.
  • Wages paid in excess of $1,500 in each calendar month are the sole responsibility of the employer.
  • Employer is expected to retain employee(s) as a fully unsubsidized employee(s) once the reimbursement period ends.

Note: Wages in excess of $9,000 are the sole responsibility of the employer.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does JobsNOW! work?
Approved/participating employers work with a Business Account Representative who assists them with their hiring needs. This includes posting job announcements free of charge and inviting the employer to attend the weekly hiring fair.

What is the weekly hiring fair?
Every Thursday, JobsNOW! holds a weekly hiring fair at our career center where employers meet and interview pre-screened candidates for their open positions. Employers can make an offer to hire on-the-spot or schedule the candidates for a second interview at their office location or worksite. The hiring decisions are made at the discretion of the employers.

When do I get reimbursed? 
After the new employee starts working (approximately within 30 days of hire), the employer submits a monthly invoice for wage cost reimbursement (the percentage of reimbursement depends on the employee's hourly pay - see reimbursement information above. Employers are expected to retain the JobsNOW! employee after the subsidy period has ended.

How do I sign up?
Submit a JobsNOW! application via electronic transmittal through DocuSign and get approved! You may also call the wage subsidy hotline at 1-877-JOB1NOW (1-877-562-1669) or email Susan.Au@sfgov.org for more information.

I was a former employer of JobsNOW!, do I have to fill out a new employer application to participate again?
No. If you completed an employer application that was approved by HSA after October 2011, a new application is NOT necessary; however, you will need to renew your yearly contract by completing a one-page JobsNOW! Employer Statement of Intent that outlines the new terms of employer reimbursement, and updated job openings that you wish to fill through JobsNOW!. We require that you submit the updated proof of Worker's Compensation Insurance and General Liability. A Busines Account Representative will contact you to update your company information and walk you through the renewal process and wage reimbursement.

Contact

Interested employers should call the JobsNOW! hotline at 1-877-JOB1NOW (1-877-562-1669) or email Susan.Au@sfgov.org for more information.