Construction Firm Hires Local Residents


Yolanda’s Construction Administration & Traffic Control (YCAT-C) was awarded a contract to provide construction flagging services at the new California Pacific Medical Center (CMPC) hospital construction site at Van Ness & Geary. YCAT-C will employ 30 local citizens, primarily from San Francisco’s District over the next 4-5 years.

YCAT-C, which is headquartered in the Bayview-Hunters Point neighborhood, has recruited 75 percent of its new hires from District 10 to staff the project as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility strategy.


“District 10 has the highest unemployment rate, yet it is the community where most of the development is taking place,” said Yolanda Jones, YCAT-C president. The company is committed to “reaching in” and offering District 10 residents opportunities and hope, she said.


Jones says she is grateful to Kathleen Carroll, David Thomack and Paul Klemich of prime contractor firm HerreroBoldt for their interest in YCAT-C and hiring local.


The Pacific Medical Center project is one of two new Sutter Health hospitals coming to San Francisco. The other will be located on the St. Luke’s Campus located at Cesar Chavez and Valencia. Both hospitals are expected to open in 2019.



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