Employers must create space for authenticity at work

July 22, 2021


“Looking back at my own experience, showing up to interviews and jobs with only fractions of my authentic self was a disservice to me and my potential employer. Having personally experienced the limitations of professionalism in my own life, I find myself wondering how many others have only partially shown up in the workplace. And in doing so, what inventions, leaders and brilliant ideas have never been able to serve humanity?”

Board Member Profile: Annie Taamilo of the Employment Development Department

July 8, 2021

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In the 24 years that Annie Taamilo has been with the State of California, Employment Development Department (EDD), she has held a variety of assignments which have provided her with a strong background in Workforce Services programs and development.

5 free resources for people looking for a job in San Diego

July 8, 2021


Looking to take the next step in your career? We have free resources to help no matter what you’re looking for. Check out a few of our San Diego job resources here.

Student gains valuable experience with TechHire

July 7, 2021

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JakeBryan Bonifacio is a full-time student who was looking for experience in the tech field. He discovered TechHire and was placed in an internship at C&N Modular Structures, LLC where he learned about social media, marketing strategies and web development. Through his internship, JakeBryan was able to gain valuable experience that set him on a more defined career path. Here he tells us his story and shares advice for other job seekers.

San Diego Pride is more than just a parade

July 6, 2021

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The San Diego Workforce Partnership connected with the San Diego Pride marketing & communications manager, Alex Villafuerte, to learn more about San Diego Pride’s year round educational and supportive efforts.

Staff profile: Meet Jen Hoffman

July 2, 2021


Get to know Jen Hoffman, a service navigation coordinator at the San Diego Workforce Partnership. Here Jen tells us about herself, her work and what professional accomplishment she’s most proud of.

Job analysts assess region’s potential for full reopening

June 18, 2021

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Job analysts assess region’s potential for full reopening. San Diego’s labor market showed some signs of further progress in May, but some of the numbers were disappointing as the region waited for its ability to fully reopen on June 15.

Celebrating San Diego’s LGBTQIA+ workforce champions

June 8, 2021

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June is Pride Month. Pride Month commemorates the ongoing pursuit of equal justice for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community and celebrates the accomplishments of LGBTQIA+ individuals. At the San Diego Workforce Partnership, we’re celebrating by highlighting a few community members who are also champions of workforce development.

Board Member Profile: Tom Lemmon of The San Diego County Building and Construction Trades Council

June 7, 2021


Tom Lemmon currently serves as the businesses manager of The San Diego County Building and Construction Trades Council. In this role, Tom manages the day to day operations of the Council and acts as its spokesperson. Here Tom tells us about his passion for workforce development.

Finding a new direction with the Workforce Partnership career centers

June 4, 2021


After losing her job as a protective service worker, Diana Lopez, became a member of the North County Career Centers, where she sought out training and found more resources than she expected. Read on as Diana tells in her own words how the career center workshops and services helped her land a new job.