Employment resources for individuals living with disabilities

September 26, 2023

Disability Resources

New workforce advancements to ensure fair compensation and encourage the inclusion of individuals with disabilities in the mainstream workforce to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

County Chairwoman Nora Vargas announces $5 million for new Career Pathways for Foster Youth program

September 7, 2023

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San Diego County Supervisor Chairwoman Nora Vargas awarded the San Diego Workforce Partnership $5 million for the new Career Pathways for Foster Youth program.

Promises2Kids is creating a brighter future for foster children

September 5, 2023

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From the moment they come into foster care and through to adulthood, Promises2Kids provides the hope, support, and opportunities these individuals need to change their lives for the better with their programs Camp Connect, Guardian Scholars, Foster Funds and the A.B. and Jessie Polinsky Children’s Center.

Empowering young women of color through technology and education

September 4, 2023

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In 2018, after spending 20 years raising her daughters as a stay-at-home mom, Shellie Baxter created Our Genetic Legacy (OGL), a nonprofit educational publishing house focusing on amplifying the voices and stories of People of Color. Shellie used our TechHire program to provide paid work experiences for young female data analysts and drone pilots.

Staff profile: Meet Frank Pancucci

September 1, 2023

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Frank is a workforce development director, helping oversee our six career centers. We asked him about his experience working in workforce development and what he enjoys doing during his time off.

Strengthening San Diego’s workforce: The path to high-performance board designation

August 31, 2023

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The enactment of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, replaced by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in 2014, created a system of workforce development boards in every state and local area in the U.S. and its territories. Since their inception, these Workforce Development Boards have played a vital role in shaping the future of federal, state and local economies and workforces.

Leveraging no-cost labor market information to optimize hiring, recruitment and retention

August 8, 2023

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To stay competitive in today’s job market, businesses must stay informed about and adapt to current labor market trends. Understanding and interpreting labor market information provides valuable insights that empower employers to make strategic decisions and effectively navigate challenges in hiring, recruitment and employee retention.

How internships ignited Jose’s path to success

August 7, 2023

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Jose Tamayo is a 23-year-old from National City who has had an eventful journey to finding his passion and career path. Knowing that college wasn’t the right fit for him, Jose decided to explore other opportunities. He participated in the Ocean Discovery Institute as an AmeriCorps intern and later landed an internship through the San Diego Workforce Partnerships.

Making San Diego’s economy stronger through strategic business investments

August 7, 2023

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The East County Economic Development Council (ECEDC) is a business non-profit working to expand existing business and promote new economic opportunities to create a prosperous economic environment through innovative projects, purpose-driven collaboration and assertive promotion.

Staff profile: Meet Sharon Mah

August 7, 2023

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Sharon Mah is a business services representative on our business engagement team. Below she describes her typical workday, proudest professional moment and experience working in workforce development.