Amidst pandemic, San Diego restaurants feed frontline workers and commit to job quality

May 1, 2020

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  Amidst the rain clouds of bad news, one California initiative is offering hope by transforming traditional restaurant operations to kitchens that provide food on a sliding scale to low-wage workers, health care professionals, first responders, and others in need.

6 essential skills you can start building today

April 30, 2020

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In partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education While technical skills are what you do at work, essential skills are how you do it. Employers value these skills in their employees—often as much as technical skills. Developing these

Child Care for Essential Workers in San Diego County During the Coronavirus Crisis

April 16, 2020

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Many parents and guardians of children ages 0-12 need to work outside the home during California’s COVID-19 Stay Home Order because they provide essential services. Yet schools and many child care centers are closed. Here is guidance about how to think

Potential Impact of COVID-19 on Employment in San Diego County

March 24, 2020

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Research by Daniel Enemark, Ph.D., San Diego Workforce Partnership Senior Economist Share Our Facebook Post  |  Download PDF Executive Summary As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing required to prevent its spread, workers in seven of

Workforce Development Boards: Bridging Skill Gaps

March 9, 2020

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This article was originally featured in the March/April issue of Delaware Business Magazine.  Written by Ron Painter, President & CEO of the National Association of Workforce Boards. ACROSS THE U.S. and around the world, the nature of work is changing.

Financial Independence is for everyone

March 5, 2020

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Jen Mah will be speaking at Opportunity Summit 2020 and discussing how it’s possible for everyone to reach financial independence—no financial products, super high paying jobs or moves out of San Diego County required.

Staff profile: Meet Alexis Villanueva

March 5, 2020

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Alexis Villanueva is a business program specialist at the Workforce Partnership. Here she tells a little about herself, both personally and professionally.

Think Dignity gets hands-on to fight the homelessness crisis in San Diego

March 4, 2020

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Think Dignity is more than a nonprofit organization, it’s a movement to fight for basic human rights. Think Dignity was started in 2006 by a group of young professional women who wanted to find real solutions to the issue of homelessness in San Diego.

Brazilian Student Finds Pathway to a Doctorate Degree in San Diego

March 1, 2020

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Twenty-two-year-old Gabriel Souza left Curitiba, Brazil just over one year ago. Living in San Diego he expected to learn a new language and adjust to new customs but was surprised with a helping hand and a college scholarship through San Diego Gateway to College and Career (SDG2CC).

YMCA helps working parents access child care across San Diego

February 5, 2020

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With over 160 years of experience, the YMCA (the Y) is one of the most famous nonprofit organizations in the world. One of the reasons people turn to The Y is for its community-driven spirit and areas of impact: youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. There is a resource for all ages and stages of life—including working parents.