San Diego community joins forces to reduce regional homelessness

October 9, 2018

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Homelessness does not discriminate. Individuals who make up our region’s population come from a diverse background of age, race, circumstances and experiences. Some are veterans, others are under 18. Some have no family in the area, others navigate housing insecurity as a household. For some, there is addiction and disability, but one thing remains certain for all: they are fighting for survival on the streets of San Diego.

Staff Profile: Meet Florita Realin

October 2, 2018


Florita Realin is a Facilities Coordinator at the San Diego Workforce Partnership. Here she tells a little bit about herself, both personally and professionally.

Labor Market Trends

September 21, 2018

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The San Diego Monthly Employment Report (May 2018 to June 2018) shows an increase in the civilian labor force, a decrease in employment and an increase in the unemployment rate. Interact with the tabs below for more information.

A great day to look for a job in San Diego County

September 20, 2018

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Over 200 job seekers connected with more than 30 employers, including Geico, San Diego Youth Services, Arc of San Diego, Accent Care, Hilton and more. Employers shared job opportunities, collected applications and interviewed job seekers, with some offering jobs on the spot.

Why job quality matters for our youngest workers

September 19, 2018


It’s shocking when you think about it: imagine a young person who is in the prime age range for building essential skills, learning expertise and gaining critical early work experience being completely disconnected from both work and school.

Demystifying layoff aversion

September 18, 2018

Layoff Aversion

The San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP) and California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC) presented this information at the California Workforce Association’s 2018 Meeting of the Minds to teach organizations ways to streamline how they conduct layoff aversion services. The presentation was given by Robert Chu, SDWP Business Programs Specialist, Kathleen Webber, CMTC San Diego Business Liaison, and Rocio Leon, CMTC Manager of Workforce Partnerships.

Donation supports more childcare for working parents

September 12, 2018

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San Diego’s early childhood and philanthropic worlds were rocked this month by the announcement of a generous $13.8 million donation for early childhood education to the San Diego Foundation by Guy Clum. Tucked into the list of initial grant recipients from the new fund was notice of a $150,000 gift to the San Diego Workforce Partnership to help with advocacy and research as the fund builds its grantmaking strategy.

Chula Vista’s Innovation and Energy Station take students full STEAM ahead

September 11, 2018


Entering the basement of the Chula Vista Public Library’s Civic Center branch is like discovering an educational Atlantis. In this vibrant and imaginative space, students are exploring their strengths and interests through a lens of technology, engineering and science. The Innovation Station is a more than a makerspace, it’s an experience of self-discovery and intergenerational learning—which happens to be molding San Diego’s next generation of skilled workers.

Hoops, hope and growing up in San Diego

September 11, 2018


Sports always made sense to me. Players and coach know the rules. Game starts. Referees call fouls, arbitrate. Playing field is level. Competitors lay their talents, preparation, strategy and teamwork on the table. Sweat. (Sometimes) blood. Winners. Losers. New opportunity to get better and compete the next day. Growing up where and how I did, I figured life was more or less similar. But I was wrong.

6 things we learned at CWA’s Meeting of the Minds 2018

September 7, 2018

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For over 20 years, the California Workforce Association has brought together an impromptu think tank of individuals from across the broad spectrum of workforce and economic development and education to consider “outside” points of view at Meeting of the Minds. Here’s what we learned this year.