Creating LGBTQ+ inclusive workplaces: Staff voices and actionable advice

June 7, 2023


We spoke with some of our LGBTQ+ staff at the Workforce Partnership about their experiences in the workplace. They recount their experiences and offer advice on how both employers and employees can work together to create an inclusive workplace for LGBTQ+ individuals.

Empowering LGBTQIA+ professionals and allies: A guide to finding and championing inclusive workplaces

June 5, 2023


This guide helps LGBTQIA+ individuals determine an employer’s inclusivity and helps individuals and allies learn how to lead the charge in creating a culture of belonging in the workplace while growing your professional network.  2w

How the San Diego LGBT Community Center provides a safe place for the LGBTQ+ community

May 31, 2023

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The San Diego LGBT Community Center (The Center) has looked out for the health and well-being of San Diego’s LGBTQ+ community since 1971. What started out as a phone line for community members to find connection has grown into one of the largest LGBTQ+ community centers in the nation.

A participant’s journey to self-sufficiency and reshaping his relationship with the workforce

May 31, 2023


46-year-old Lamont Burns had never held a full-time job. His little work included an on-call dishwasher, and it had been five years since he held that job. Lamont relied on the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) he received to support himself. After being connected to our Ticket-to-Work and Self Sufficiency (Ticket) program–a federal program designed to provide SSDI beneficiaries help to enter and maintain employment­­–Lamont was finally able to secure a full-time job and reach a goal he had long strived to achieve.

Staff profile: Meet Caro Beresford-Wood  

May 31, 2023


Caro is a customer advocate on our customer experience team. We asked her about workforce development, her proudest professional accomplishment and what she enjoys doing outside of work.

New tool gives job seekers an “EDGE” in securing next career

May 23, 2023

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The San Diego Workforce Partnership launches new free online platform to provide on-demand career learning and job search guidance.

Stay-at-home mom gets a second chance at her career through no-cost healthcare program 

May 2, 2023

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26-year-old Jessica Osorio is one of the first graduates of the Healthcare Administration Pathways program, a three-month accelerated training towards a specialized certificate in the healthcare revenue cycle. After three years of staying home to care for her two kids,

Interfaith is helping people in crisis rebuild and move toward independence

May 2, 2023

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Interfaith Community Services provides people experiencing ongoing hardships with personalized care and supportive services to improve their lives. Interfaith was recently named the first Center of Excellence for San Diego County and is partnering with the San Diego Workforce Partnership to train Substance Use Disorder counselors, peer support specialists and entry-level case managers.

Five tips for protecting your mental health while searching for a job

April 26, 2023

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While searching for a job can be an exciting time, it is also often a long and emotional process that may bring anxiety, uncertainty and/or rejection as you find the right fit. For Mental Health Awareness Month, we are to sharing five tips to help you take care of your mental health as you job hunt.  

Staff profile: Meet Laura Felix

April 19, 2023


Laura is a compliance training analyst who’s been working to support our teams for more than three years. We asked her about her daily work, workforce development and how she spends her free time.