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February 10, 2017
Valerio Pillado enrolled in Breaking Barriers San Diego in 2016. Here is his story in his own words.
February 10, 2017
The Central San Diego Black Chamber of Commerce’s (CSDBCC) strives to create generational wealth through business enterprise, education, employment and investments. “The goal is to really focus on building strong black businesses and strong chamber members,” says CSDBCC President Dr. Steven Jones. “Strong members make a strong Chamber.”
February 08, 2017
SAN DIEGO, CA — The San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP), REDF, and Mission Edge have partnered to launch the Social Enterprise Accelerator, a public-private initiative investing $245,000 in funds and technical assistance to nine San Diego social enterprises who have committed to training and hiring underserved residents.
February 02, 2017
Robert Chu is a Business and Training Programs Specialist at the San Diego Workforce Partnership. Here he describes his role, discusses what he likes best about working in workforce development and shares one of his proudest professional moments.
February 01, 2017
Sarah Burns is Research Manager at the San Diego Workforce Partnership. Here she answers some questions about one of the department’s latest labor market reports, In-Demand Jobs 2016, which uses employer feedback and labor market data to profile San Diego County’s top occupations.
January 26, 2017
On January 23–25, approximately 900 people gathered in Oakland, Calif. at the Linked Learning Convention to expand high quality linked learning opportunities for more young people. The conference welcomed elected officials, business and industry leaders, community-based organizations, post-secondary institutions, and K–12 educators and administrators invested in integrating rigorous academics with career-based learning and work-based learning experiences.
January 20, 2017
The San Diego Monthly Employment Report (November 2016 to December 2016) shows decreases in the civilian unemployment rate, labor force and employment. The California Employment Development Department (EDD) reported a decrease in San Diego’s unemployment rate from a revised 4.3 percent in November to 4.2 percent in December, remaining below the year-ago estimate of 4.8 percent. 
January 20, 2017
SDWP CEO Peter Callstrom was in Washington, D.C. January 17–19 for the U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) 85th Winter Meeting. 
January 18, 2017
On Jan. 17, members of the San Diego Workforce Partnership’s youth programs team took part in a presentation about human-centered design at the California Workforce Association’s (CWA) Youth Conference in Long Beach, Calif. 
January 16, 2017
On January 12, during his State of the city address, Mayor Kevin Faulconer reminded the community about the importance of youth employment, highlighting the achievements of CONNECT2Careers (C2C) and other partners working to bring opportunity to all young people in San Diego. “Thousands of San Diego youth — many from our lowest income neighborhoods — have found the keys to a brighter future,” said Faulconer, effectively setting the tone for C2C’s upcoming year as the team works to increase impact and reach.
January 09, 2017
The Department of Labor’s (DOL) mission is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.
January 09, 2017
Interfaith Community Services, founded in 1979, addresses the needs of low-income, homeless, and under-served people in North San Diego County. Interfaith Community Services is the largest nonprofit organization in North San Diego County, with approximately 140 staff and more than 40 programs in nutrition and basic needs, employment, self-sufficiency and supportive services, behavioral health and recovery housing. The agency served 17,075 youth, seniors, veterans and other individuals last year alone.
January 06, 2017
Leilani Cruz is a Systems Support Specialist with the San Diego Workforce Partnership. Here she describes her role, discusses what she likes best about working in workforce development and shares one of her proudest professional moments. 
January 03, 2017
The San Diego Workforce Partnership had many memorable milestones, highlights and accomplishments in 2016 that helped us bring more opportunities to job seekers and businesses.