The Arc of San Diego helps people with disabilities find work

September 6, 2016

The Arc of San Diego, one of the largest service providers for children and adults with disabilities in San Diego County, finds employment for people with disabilities in a variety of positions and industries throughout the community.  Thanks to a SDWP

Veteran excels in new career with steep learning curve

July 26, 2016

After a career in the food and beverage industry, U.S. Navy veteran Daniel Martinez realized that though he was good at his job as a manager and the industry had provided him with great opportunities, the long hours and low

Job center helps former inmate land job one week after release

June 1, 2016

When Desiman Miller first entered the East Mesa Reentry Facility, he promised himself he’d make the most of his time there. He enrolled in over 25 classes and spent his free time reading books focused on learning new skills and

East County career center helps Marcia obtain a new career

April 6, 2016

Marcia Knabe had a background in corrections, but wanted to do less physically demanding work. She came to the East County Career Center, an America’ Job Center of California (AJCC) site, determined to continue working but in a less physical

Life sciences internships help first-generation high school grad decide her future

February 23, 2016

In some ways, Andrea is like many other high school students; she enjoys going to the movies with friends and works at a restaurant in her spare time. In other ways, she is very much unlike many of her peers.

Laid off higher ed VP finds new work thanks to career center

February 4, 2016

Jonathan King was unemployed when he joined the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Career Center at the downtown library — one in a network of America’s Job Center of California (AJCC) sites — in August 2014. He had been laid

Retail internship changes life of business student

December 11, 2015

Situated behind another outlet mall next to the fence separating the United States and Mexico, the new San Diego Outlets at the Border (opened October 2014) is not immediately obvious from the main road. Once you find it, however, you

Veteran finds success in the civilian world

November 10, 2015

In 1999, Andrew S. Colunga retired from the U.S. Marine Corps after 22 years of service. His aviation background landed him a job at Boeing, but when the three-hour commute back and forth to Long Beach became too much, Colunga

Michael Cerdinio finds fulfilling full-time work after C2C internship

October 28, 2015

Michael Cerdinio was a participant in SDWP’s CONNECT2Careers (C2C) youth employment program. Through C2C he was placed in an internship with Buster Biofuels, a green energy company that creates Green Initiatives for restaurants in San Diego by reclaiming their used

From refugee to refuge: Lian Thang’s story

October 14, 2015

When the Burmese Army began making life difficult for his and nearby villages, Lian Thang knew he had to flee for his safety. In 2008, when Lian was 14, he left his home in Chin State in western Burma and