September 16, 2020
The history of systemic racism in America—and San Diego in particular—has created a regional economy in which people of color do not have access to the same opportunities as white San Diegans. As a result, even controlling for age, gender and education, Black San Diegans make $10,500 less than their white peers.
September 4, 2020
Prior to joining the Workforce Income Share Agreement (ISA) Fund, Ari Emdur was working as a stagehand and wasn’t getting the hours he needed at his job to support his family. He thought an ISA might just be the perfect way to break into tech. It turns out he was right.
September 3, 2020
The first cohort of 17 High Road Kitchens restaurants have received funding through a grant from The San Diego Foundation to feed food insecure residents and bring back laid off employees, alongside making commitments to job quality and implementing equity and racial justice practices and policies within
August 26, 2020
COVID-19 upended all of our daily routines. But through this forced transformation has arisen new ideas and ways of doing things. Here Parina Parikh, director of programs at the San Diego Workforce Partnership, discusses the challenges and opportunities she’s experienced in the last few months.
August 10, 2020
In this unprecedented time, the national workforce development system needs $15 billion to deliver the array of services, consistent with investments proposed in the ‘Relaunching America’s Workforce Act’. This national investment will ensure that we can respond quickly and comprehensively to the current and projected demands for our American workforce to help those who have lost their jobs because of this extraordinary crisis.
Center for Employment Opportunities provides transitional jobs and vocational training for justice-involved individuals
August 6, 2020
Each year more than 600,000 people return home from incarceration, facing many barriers as they reenter the community. The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) utilizes nearly 40 years of experience in workforce development programming to provide transitional jobs and vocational
August 4, 2020
The San Diego Workforce Partnership is partnering with Jobs for the Future (JFF) and Google.org on their new Outcomes for Opportunity Initiative (O4Oi)—which is part of Grow with Google’s announcement of new Google Career Certificates, and their efforts to provide new, accessible job training solutions.
July 31, 2020
COVID-19 upended all of our daily routines. But through this forced transformation has arisen new ideas and ways of doing things. Here Crystal Gunter, programs specialist at the San Diego Workforce Partnership, discusses the challenges and opportunities she’s experienced in the last few months.
July 28, 2020
Karen Castro was a participant of TechHire, a movement that aims to level the playing field for tech jobs. Here she tells her story of how the program helped her achieve her employment goals.
July 27, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant impact on our region’s workforce, resulting in many layoffs and/ furloughs. To ensure that those affected have the resources they need during quarantine, the San Diego Workforce Partnership pivoted its services to a fully virtual platform.