Employment & Training

Since 1974 we’ve helped veterans in the San Francisco Bay Area address barriers to employment and secure employment after their military service. At Swords to Plowshares, veterans work one-on-one with our Employment & Training Program staff to address their individual needs, overcome obstacles to employment, and determine a long-term career plan. We provide job placement assistance and vocational training programs to help veterans translate their skills and train for new careers in high-growth, high-wage careers in the civilian sector.

We Help Job-Seeking Veterans With

  • Job readiness training and services
  • Short-term certificate based training
  • Resume and cover letter coaching
  • Mock interviews
  • Transportation and meal vouchers, work clothes, tools, and other supplies
  • Keep up to date with our monthly events newsletter

Who Qualifies?

Must be a veteran and have a DD214, Social Security card & valid state ID. Visit one of our Bay Area locations during drop-in hours or schedule an appointment.

Locations and Hours

San Francisco

1060 Howard St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
(415) 252-4788

East Bay

2719 Telegraph Avenue
Oakland, CA 94612
(510) 844-7500

Drop-In Hours

Monday – Friday: 9:30 am – 12 pm, 1 – 4 pm


[email protected]

We Offer Employers

  • Job brokering services, including recruitment and on-boarding veterans
  • Dual customer service approach
  • Strategic employer projects and events
  • Cultural competency training and accreditation for HR personnel

If you are interested in working with Swords to Plowshares to hire veterans, visit our Hire a Veteran page, email or call us.

San Francisco/Marin/San Mateo employers: [email protected], (415) 252-4788
Alameda/Contra Costa employers: [email protected], (510) 844-7500