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Women's Bureau Region Nine -- San Francisco

Serving Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, and Nevada

Region IX Staff

Jenny Erwin, Regional Administrator,
Kelly Jenkins-Pultz, Program Analyst,
Cindy Sung, Program Analyst,

Welcome to the Women's Bureau, Region IX Web page. The headquarters for the Regional Office is in San Francisco, California. The Regional office provides services to women living in the four States of Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada and territory of Guam. This is the most diverse region in the United States in terms of climate, geographical extremes, and racial and cultural diversity.

Sunny Arizona's economy reflects a sharp contrast between its metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas. Phoenix and Tucson have experienced strong employment growth and are important as regional centers for finance and commerce. The thirteen non-metro counties have suffered slumps in agriculture and copper mining. California is the most populous State in the union and third in land area. The female-labor force has spawned many active women's organizations. Hawaii's economy continues to evolve from a predominantly rural plantation society to a highly urbanized and service based economy due to the rise in tourism and the decline of the sugar and pineapple industries. Low wages in the tourism industries and the cost of living have forced more women into the labor market, predominantly into lower wage segments of the labor force. Las Vegas, the fastest growing community in the country, boosts Nevada's economy. The State's two metropolitan centers are Las Vegas and Reno. The United States' Pacific Island territories consist of six major island jurisdictions, which stretch over an area comparable in size to the contiguous United States mainland. They are American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Palau, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands. Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Marianas have territorial status similar to that of the Virgin Island and Puerto Rico. The other three have negotiated independent and free association relationships with the United States.

Please take the opportunity to explore the Web page. As you click on each State, you will find more specific statistical data on women.

We hope you will find this information helpful and visit often. For further information, please telephone the office.

In an effort to inspire women to envision themselves as leaders, workers and collaborators in the new green economy, the Women’s Bureau’s San Francisco regional office recently hosted five Women and Green Job Roundtables in cities throughout the region. -- read more --

Region IX Address and Phone Numbers

San Francisco Office
U.S. Department of Labor
Women's Bureau, Region 9
90 7th Street, Suite 2-650
San Francisco, CA 94103

Phone: (415) 625-2638
Fax: (415) 625-2641

San Diego Office
Kelly Jenkins-Pultz, Program Analyst
US DOL Women’s Bureau
P.O. Box 261827
San Diego, CA 92196-1827
Phone: (858) 547-9912
(Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada)