SDWP Reports

October 26, 2017

The public sector is made up of publically controlled and funded entities, providing public goods and services to people living in San Diego County. This study focuses on 36 in-demand occupations in five key occupational clusters within the public sector: Administration, K–12 Educators, Maintenance and Landscaping, Public Utilities and Safety. It serves to inform the workforce development system—educational training institutions, the Workforce Development Board and community organizations—on how best to prepare the future workforce for these five occupational clusters.

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October 26, 2017

The tourism sector is a critical economic driver in San Diego County. It plays a valuable role in improving the region’s quality of life, bringing in external revenue and introducing young adults to the world of work. This study works to inform the workforce development system of the employment pathways and career advancement opportunities that come from employment in this sector. The full report analyzes data on job growth, training opportunities, hiring challenges and in-demand skills from firms in the tourism sector.

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October 26, 2017

In 2014, the San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP) released a series of Priority Sector reports in collaboration with the San Diego and Imperial Counties Community Colleges Association (SDICCCA). The five Priority Sectors include Advanced Manufacturing, Clean Energy, Health Care, Information Communication Technologies (ICT), and Life Sciences. SDWP identified and prioritized these sectors for workforce development because of their significant employment growth rates, strong wages, and number of job openings.

This year, SDWP is releasing an update for each of the Priority Sectors in a single report that provides new information and an overview of the changes each sector has experienced since the previous reports were published. This updated research will help guide the public workforce development system in supporting, developing and evaluating employment and training programs for the Priority Sectors.

Advanced Manufacturing

Clean Energy

Health Care

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)

Life Sciences

 

 

October 26, 2017

The nonprofit sector plays a critical, but often unseen role in supporting and promoting activities that improve the lives of county residents, filling gaps in critical social services when needed. This study aims to inform the workforce development system—educational training institutions, Workforce Development Boards and community workforce development organizations—on how to best prepare the future workforce for this sector. The full report analyzes data on job growth, training gaps, hiring challenges and in-demand skills from firms in the nonprofit sector.

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May 26, 2017

The Priority Sector posters highlight career pathways within San Diego's five Priority Sectors: Advanced Manufacturing, Clean Energy, Health Care, Information and Communication Technologies, and Life Sciences.

Download print-ready files (PDF) of Blue Economy in English

Download print-ready files (PDF) of Retail in English

Download print-ready files (PDF) of Specialty Foods & Brews in English

 

April 13, 2017
Flip the Script

There are approximately 43,000 opportunity youth in San Diego County. These are 16–24-year-olds who are neither in school nor employed. This study tells the story of San Diego’s opportunity youth and the organizations that serve them, and presents a vision for how we might flip the script for San Diego’s youth.

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November 02, 2016
Specialty Foods and Brews: Labor Market Analysis

One of the San Diego Workforce Partnership’s Priority Sectors, San Diego’s Specialty Foods & Brews sector encompasses the region’s strong brewery, beverage and food culture. This report serves to inform the workforce development system on how to best prepare the future workforce for these two subsectors, analyzing workforce needs and opportunities in the industry, including hiring challenges and skills in demand from Specialty Foods & Brews employers.

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November 02, 2016
The Gig Economy

The “Gig Economy” is one of many terms that describe the current nature of the contingent, or self-employed, workforce. The Gig Economy includes the wide use of technology to find “gigs” or short-term jobs in which self-employed workers respond to on-demand calls of customers. This special report examines this emerging trend and its impact on San Diego’s regional workforce. 

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November 02, 2016
Retail Industry: Labor Market Analysis

The retail industry sector employs approximately 286,100 workers, making up 19.2% of all jobs in San Diego County. In addition to its considerable impact on local jobs, sales tax revenue and quality of life in San Diego County, retail also plays a critical role in developing essential skills in the region’s workforce and introducing young people to the world of work. This report analyzes the retail labor market and its opportunities for career advancement.

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November 05, 2015
Workforce Needs of Small Businesses in San Diego

Workforce Needs of Small Businesses in San Diego analyzes the survey results from 347 small businesses across San Diego County’s Priority Sectors. The study focuses on growth over the next 12 months, the challenges that small businesses expect to face in the future, skills necessary to start a small business, and workshops that are useful for workers in businesses with fewer than 50 employees.

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Download the Advanced Manufacturing sector brief (400 KB)

Download the Advanced Transportation sector brief (400 KB)

Download the Global Trade sector brief (500 KB)

Download the Health Care sector brief (400 KB)

Download the Information & Communication Technologies sector brief (400 KB)

Download the Life Sciences/Biotechnology sector brief (400 KB)

November 05, 2015
San Diego's Middle-Skill Jobs: Gaps and Opportunities

San Diego’s Middle-Skill Jobs: Gaps and Opportunities analyzes the challenges and opportunities presented in more than 600,000 occupations that are considered “middle-skill,” or those that require more than a high school diploma, but less than a four-year degree. The study focuses on three sectors that make up a majority of the middle-skill jobs in the region: Advanced Manufacturing, Health Care, and Information and Communication Technologies.

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November 05, 2015
Priority Sectors: Workforce Initiatives in San Diego County

Priority Sectors: Workforce Initiatives in San Diego County is a follow-up study to SDWP’s 2014 Priority Sector reports and analyzes 492 active initiatives in the region addressing workforce challenges presented in the previous research, including an inventory of initiatives related to the five Priority Sectors.

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April 22, 2015
Aerospace: San Diego Labor Market Analysis

Aerospace: Labor Market Analysis is a study of a subsector of Advanced Manufacturing. This report analyzes four areas vital to the aerospace industry: R&D and testing laboratories, aerospace products and parts, instruments and components, and support activities. The study focuses on emerging opportunities in the aerospace industry, the types of knowledge and skills that are in demand, and how employers and educators can promote industry growth.

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October 02, 2014
Information and Communication Technologies: Labor Market Analysis

Information and Communication Technologies: Labor Market Analysis serves to inform educational training institutions, Workforce Development Boards and community organizations on how to best prepare the future workforce for ICT positions. This study focuses on 11 ICT occupations that account for approximately 40,000 jobs in San Diego County and have median earnings that are 19 percent higher than the County average for all occupations.

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October 02, 2014
Health Care: Labor Market Analysis

Health Care: Labor Market Analysis analyzes 12 occupations that are projected to grow 12 percent from 2014 to 2018 and provides recommendations for the workforce development system on how to best prepare the future Health Care workforce. One in every 10 jobs in the region is health-related, and employment in Health Care grew 11 percent while the overall County employment fell 6 percent during the Great Recession.

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October 02, 2014
Life Sciences: Labor Market Analysis

The Life Sciences sector accounts for more than 1,372 establishments and 45,000 workers in San Diego County. Life Sciences: Labor Market Analysis identifies the opportunities for workers and needs of employers in the sector and recommends specific actions for investments in workforce development to prepare the future workforce.

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October 02, 2014
Clean Energy: Labor Market Analysis

Clean Energy: Labor Market Analysis focuses on two highly integrated subsectors that have the most employment in San Diego’s Clean Energy sector: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. Eleven occupations within this sector were selected for in-depth analysis due to their high level of projected growth, opportunities for employment and training potential.

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October 02, 2014
Advanced Manufacturing: Labor Market Analysis

Advanced Manufacturing: Labor Market Analysis highlights four occupational clusters that are most commonly employed in Advanced Manufacturing — drafting and technician, computer/software, production, and engineering — and provides insight on San Diego employers’ workforce needs. The Advanced Manufacturing sector accounts for 10 percent of establishments, 15 percent of all paid employment and 22 percent of annual payroll in the region.

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November 25, 2013
In-Demand Jobs

In-Demand Jobs profiles San Diego's top 50 occupations, identifying skills needed, educational and training requirements, wages, growth patterns, and employers' expectations. These profiles were created for use by job seekers, educators and San Diego employers.

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    October 30, 2013
    Popular Fields in Extended Studies: An Occupational Analysis

    Popular Fields in Extended Studies investigates eight key professions that are vital to sustaining San Diego’s economic base: accounting, clinical research and trials, education, engineering, human resources, informational technology, paralegal, and safety training. Findings indicate that all eight professions will experience potential supply gaps over the next decade.

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      October 03, 2013
      San Diego's Sports and Active Lifestyle Industry: An Economic Impact and Workforce Needs Assessment

      San Diego's Sports and Active Lifestyle Industry investigates how San Diego's diverse natural assets, ideal for participating in sports or an active lifestyle, affect the region’s economy and workforce. This industry cluster accounted for 1.3 percent of San Diego's 2011 economy, which is equivalent to hosting four Super Bowls that year.

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      August 14, 2013
      Self-Sufficiency Employment Report

      The Self-Sufficiency Employment Report analyzes specific occupations, particularly entry-level positions, which have opportunities for pathways into self-sustaining careers. It provides detailed occupational profiles for job seekers and career counselors to use as a planning tool.

      January 11, 2013
      The Economic Impact of Qualcomm: Driving San Diego’s Technology Growth

      The Economic Impact of Qualcomm investigates how San Diego’s largest telecommunications and information technology (T&IT) company affects the region’s economy and workforce. Qualcomm’s presence in the region adds $4.53 billion in direct and indirect economic activity annually.