SDWP Reports

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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January 19, 2016
Essential skills poster in English

The Essential Skills for Success poster highlights professional skills emphasized by employers as important for career attainment and growth.

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Download a print-ready file (PDF) of the poster in Spanish (4 MB)

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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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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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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
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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