Wednesday, January 25, 2023

San Francisco "spends a median of 255 days to hire a permanent city worker," "more than twice as long as it was back in 2015"

SF Chronicle:

San Francisco has approximately 4,600 unfilled job positions


The airport’s vacancy rate is 20% - or almost 400 employees. At the Department of Public Works, 260 seats are unfilled, or 22%. And SFMTA, which runs Muni and has an average time to hire non-operators of seven months, has more than 700 openings - 11% of its total workforce.


The city is contemplating changes such as no longer requiring agencies to post opportunities on an actual bulletin board, and instead post them on the city’s employment website or other online platforms.

(The quicker and simpler the process, the greater the chance for favoritism.)