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The Workforce Development Office is focused on fostering collaboration between employers, partner agencies, and residents for the successful implementation of SA: Ready to Work.

Partnering with agencies, training, and education providers in addressing the workforce needs of large, mid-size, and small employers will improve the quality of life for residents of San Antonio and be an added dimension to the City's economic development efforts.

Monday: 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM Tuesday: 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM Wednesday: 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM Thursday: 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM Friday: 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Mike Ramsey - Executive Director
Amy Contreras - Assistant to the Director
Hotlines and Virtual Assistance

Ready to Work is an educational and job placement program to help thousands of San Antonians improve their quality of life.

Ready to Work will:

  • Provide guidance throughout the process
  • Connect you with resources that you need
  • Guide you through career planning
  • Enroll you in approved courses
  • Offer you tuition assistance
  • Pay for urgent needs
  • Prepare you for the next level
  • Help you secure and retain a well-paid job

Click here to download the Approved Course Catalog.

(SA: Ready to Work is funded by a 1/8-cent sales and use tax collected through December 2025.)

SA: Ready to Work is open to thousands of San Antonio residents who are: 

  • at least 18 years old; 
  • permitted to work in the US;
  • a resident of the City of San Antonio;
  • income less than 250% of federal poverty guidelines ($33,975 for an individual, or $69,375 for a household of four);
  • not currently enrolled in college;
  • willing to take assessments relating to barriers, academics, skills aptitude, and workplace readiness;
  • committed to finishing the program.

Click here to register online, or call 3-1-1.

If you are an employer and want to be a part, click here to learn more and take the SA: Ready to Work Employer Pledge.

Ready to Work is unprecedented. No other city in the nation is supporting its residents like we are. With over $110 million in tuition assistance, hundreds of employers, training providers and colleges, community organizations and workforce agencies, we are in it together, for you.

Ready to Work makes continuing your education and finding a quality job easier for you. Your personal Ready to Work coach will help you with every step of the process, from understanding your specific situation, coaching you through career and education planning, enrolling and paying for your classes, increasing your confidence and soft skills, updating your resume, preparing you for interviews, connecting you to new job opportunities, and helping you thrive in your job.

Your journey begins with step one – Register online, call 3-1-1, or visit a Ready To Work Partner Agency.

Our full list of programs can be found here.

Our full list of employers can be found here.

Our Partner Agency, Chrysalis Ministries, provides hands-on case management services to help for inmates and their families as they overcome the consequences of incarceration. Eligibility Requirements can be found here.

Services include:

  • Intake
  • Assessment
  • Case Management
  • Referrals for Training
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Cynthia Rivera - Programs Director Send email
(210) 299-4540

Ready to Work is unprecedented. No other city in the nation is supporting its residents like we are. With over $110 million in tuition assistance, hundreds of employers, training providers and colleges, community organizations and workforce agencies, we are in it together, for you.

Ready to Work makes continuing your education and finding a quality job easier for you. Your personal Ready to Work coach will help you with every step of the process, from understanding your specific situation, coaching you through career and education planning, enrolling and paying for your classes, increasing your confidence and soft skills, updating your resume, preparing you for interviews, connecting you to new job opportunities, and helping you thrive in your job.

Your journey begins with step one – Register online, call 3-1-1, or visit a Ready To Work Partner Agency.

Our full list of programs can be found here.

Our full list of employers can be found here.

Our Partner Agency, Restore Education, connects students with no-cost, flexible pathways so they can advance their education and launch in-demand careers. Eligibility Requirements can be found here.

Services include:

  • Intake
  • Case Management
  • Testing (Entrance Exam)
  • Training in these Fields:
  • Medical Front Office
  • Phlebotomy
  • Medical Assistant
  • Office Support
  • Financial Services Representative
  • Bookkeeping Assistant
  • Transportation Design Technician
  • Logistics Technician
  • Information Technician
Monday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Bianca Moreno - Admin Support Send email
(210) 432-6123 x: 126

Ready to Work is unprecedented. No other city in the nation is supporting its residents like we are. With over $110 million in tuition assistance, hundreds of employers, training providers and colleges, community organizations and workforce agencies, we are in it together, for you.

Ready to Work makes continuing your education and finding a quality job easier for you. Your personal Ready to Work coach will help you with every step of the process, from understanding your specific situation, coaching you through career and education planning, enrolling and paying for your classes, increasing your confidence and soft skills, updating your resume, preparing you for interviews, connecting you to new job opportunities, and helping you thrive in your job.

Your journey begins with step one – Register online, call 3-1-1, or visit a Ready To Work Partner Agency.

Our full list of programs can be found here.

Our full list of employers can be found here.

Our Partner Agency, Project QUEST, connects San Antonians to emerging careers in healthcare, manufacturing and trades, and IT and cybersecurity.

Services include:

  • Intakes
  • Case management
  • Referrals for Training
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Friday: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Project Quest Send email
(210) 630-4690

Ready to Work is unprecedented. No other city in the nation is supporting its residents like we are. With over $110 million in tuition assistance, hundreds of employers, training providers and colleges, community organizations and workforce agencies, we are in it together, for you.

Ready to Work makes continuing your education and finding a quality job easier for you. Your personal Ready to Work coach will help you with every step of the process, from understanding your specific situation, coaching you through career and education planning, enrolling and paying for your classes, increasing your confidence and soft skills, updating your resume, preparing you for interviews, connecting you to new job opportunities, and helping you thrive in your job.

Your journey begins with step one – Register online, call 3-1-1, or visit a Ready To Work Partner Agency.

Our full list of programs can be found here.

Our full list of employers can be found here.

Our Partner Agency, San Antonio Food Bank, actively fights hunge and feeds hope in San Antonio and Southwest Texas. Walk-ins or appointments are welcome. Please have necessary paperwork when you arrive. Eligibility Requirements can be found here.

Services include:

  • Intakes
  • Case Management
  • Referrals for Training
  • Training in:
  • Warehouse & Logistics
  • Culinary
Monday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Tuesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Wednesday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Thursday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Friday: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Ready to Work @ SA Food Bank
(210) 431-8338