May 07, 2013When you meet Ed Hidalgo, Senior Director of Staffing at Qualcomm, you quickly learn that he is passionate about training, education, and serving his community. Because of this passion, Ed has been integral to the success of the San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP) over the past seven years, most recently as Workforce Investment Board Chair.
May 06, 2013The Bridge to Employment Program trains Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low-income individuals in healthcare occupations. The program offers tuition assistance, personalized support, internship opportunities, and help with job search activities.
May 06, 2013Northrup Grumman, one of San Diego’s largest employers and defense contractors, hired a City of San Diego high school student as a summer intern through Connect2Careers.
May 06, 2013In 2011, the Obama administration created the Joining Forces Campaign to provide jobs for veterans and their spouses. President Obama asked the nation’s private sector to employ 100,000 recent veterans who are considered some of the most viable candidates for the workforce.
May 03, 2013Craft brewing is among San Diego’s fastest growing industries, according to a report by the National University System Institute for Policy Research (NUSIPR). In 2011, craft breweries and brew pubs generated a direct economic impact of $299.5 million in San Diego County, which is more than 1.5 times greater than Comic-Con International, the largest convention held in San Diego each summer. The total number of craft breweries in the region more than doubled since 2011, generating $680.8 million in sales. This industry alone represents 2,796 jobs for San Diego and continues to grow with each new enterprise.
April 30, 2013There are roughly 600,000 unfilled manufacturing job openings in the United States and employers are demanding highly skilled workers in order to meet their needs, according to Manpower’s Future of the Manufacturing Workforce reports. "We are at a turning point in the manufacturing workforce environment in North America. There are major changes underway in the demand and supply for manufacturing workers – many driven by new technologies that will require new strategies and tactics for both companies and employees," says Tom Davenport, author of the report.
April 26, 2013According to California's Employment Development Department, San Diego’s unemployment rate in March 2013 dropped to 7.7 percent - down from a revised 8 percent in February. This is the lowest it has been since December 2008.
April 12, 2013The San Diego Workforce Partnership's Five-Year Strategic Plan includes strategies to be deployed through the provision of youth, adult, and business services throughout the San Diego region. We invite you to review the document and submit your questions or comments via email through May 12, 2013.
April 11, 2013San Diego families continue to struggle during this slow economic recovery. Many individuals have experienced a job loss and require retraining in order to compete in the 21st Century labor market.
April 11, 2013The East County Economic Development Council (ECEDC) invites veterans and job seekers to learn more about the manufacturing sector and the career opportunities available in East County San Diego. The career tours and panel will be held on May 15, 2013 thanks to sponsorship from SDG&E, U.S. Bank, and Wells Fargo, along with funding from the San Diego Workforce Partnership.
April 05, 2013The CONNECT2Careers San Diego (C2C-SD) team is in full sprint to secure summer placements! Due to the recent outreach from our local media and community partners, the phone lines are ringing with potential applicants and businesses interested in hiring a summer intern.
April 05, 2013San Diego was recently selected as one of 10 cities across the country to replicate the Platform to Employment (P2E) program, thanks to funding from AARP Foundation, Citi Community Development and the Walmart Foundation. P2E, which was started in southwestern Connecticut by The WorkPlace, addresses the specific needs of unemployed workers over 50 and military veterans.
April 05, 2013The former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor, Hilda Solis, was in San Diego recently and presented at a UC San Diego event honoring César Chávez's life and impact. From his life we can see that perseverance and collaboration accomplishes great things.
April 03, 2013The California Workforce Association recently hosted their 22nd annual spring conference "Skills for a Different World" in San Diego. This year's conference featured three preconference sessions, 28 workshops, and informal regional networking sessions for peer-to-peer learning.
March 20, 2013On Tuesday, elected officials and community leaders gathered to promote the rebranding of CONNECT2Careers, a San Diego Workforce Partnership initiative, through a news conference aimed at employers. In order to have a successful CONNECT2Careers program the San Diego Workforce Partnership needs employers to join the efforts and to provide paid summer internships to motivated young adults that so desperately need work experience.
March 19, 2013The San Diego Workforce partnership has selected Phil Blair, President & CEO of Manpower San Diego to serve as honorary chair for this year’s CONNECT2Careers initiative.
March 05, 2013The National Association for Workforce Boards (NAWB) connects workforce development professionals, Workforce Investment Board members, and policy makers with the knowledge and tools to make informed, smart decisions about workforce investment strategies.
March 01, 2013CONNECT2Careers San Diego aims to help address San Diego’s ongoing skills gap by providing meaningful summer work experiences that prepare young adults for in-demand jobs. By aligning the career aspirations and educational backgrounds of young adults with businesses committed to developing our emerging workforce, CONNECT2Careers creates a positive experience for both employers and interns.
February 28, 2013Stewarding 37 Million dollars. Stewardship of public funding is one of our highest priorities.
February 27, 2013Couch-surf or get a roommate by Don Bauder, San Diego Reader. "Youth is too beautiful to be wasted on the young. That may have been true in the 19th Century, but in 21st-century San Diego — and elsewhere — being youthful is no longer so beautiful, at least from an economic standpoint. The recession hit young adults harder than other age groups, and they have gained back less ground than older generations in the recovery.
February 26, 2013Congratulations Emilia Gabriele, Vice President of Finance, for your very well deserved nomination of the "CFO of the Year" Award!
February 20, 2013Calling all college students and educators! Gain a greater understanding of the occupations that interest you through the online tool, "Career Coach". This tool allows you to research wages, employment trends, top skills and training needed for careers that interest you!
January 30, 2013The United States Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are 1,139 such cities in the country today. Each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor
January 28, 2013Threats to its recovery remain, but overall San Diego’s economy is continuing to expand. That’s what a panel of economists and business executives told about 400 people Friday at the University of San Diego at the 29th Annual San Diego County Economic Roundtable.
January 25, 2013The 29th Annual San Diego County Economic Roundtable featured a lively discussion with local experts on the future of the economy, including global markets, the employment outlook, and the real estate picture. Panelists included economists Marney Cox, Alan Gin and Lynn Reaser along with real estate expert Russell T. Valone III; Larry Blumberg, xecutive director, San Diego Military Advisory Council and Holly Smithson, President & COO, Clean Tech San Diego.
January 11, 2013Did you know? SDWP just released a new industry report! Sponsored by San Diego Workforce Partnership with guidance and insight from the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation, "The Economic Impact of Qualcomm: Driving San Diego’s Technology Growth," provides insights and analysis into the economic contributions of Qualcomm as well as the broader telecommunications and information technology (T&IT) industries in San Diego. The report also includes a workforce needs assessment.
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