For Richmond’s ‘Job Barrier Removal Program’ trying to put Richmond residents to work

The nonprofit For Richmond on Tuesday announced the launch of its new Job Barrier Removal Program.

After the Richmond Standard posted an announcement last week that Chevron Richmond is hiring for Refinery Maintenance Trainees positions, the news website’s email address,, was inundated with requests for guidance from interested local job seekers.

That’s why we were excited to see the nonprofit For Richmond’s announcement on Tuesday about the launch of its new Job Barrier Removal Program.

The program includes upcoming information sessions that attempt to remove any roadblocks keeping Richmond residents from a career in the construction trades.

“We welcome you to come talk to people working in the industry and find out how you can get going—and get to work,” according to For Richmond, a coalition of community organizations, labor unions, businesses and residents.

The hope is that the program will put a dent in Richmond’s 11.5-percent unemployment rate.

The flyer below offers dates and times for program meetings. Those wishing to attend should RSVP as soon as possible by contacting For Richmond’s Community Builder Andrea at or 510-260-0290.