Press Release: San Diego Receives $3 Million Investment from JPMorgan Chase’s AdvancingCities Challenge

April 18, 2019

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San Diego Receives $3 Million Investment from JPMorgan Chase’s AdvancingCities Challenge San Diego, Chicago, Louisville, Miami and Syracuse recognized for creative solutions to drive inclusive growth through collaboration between civic, business and community leaders April 18, 2019 (San Diego, Calif.) –

Tech internship puts the ‘IT’ in priority sector

April 11, 2019


TechHire focuses on areas like digital marketing, software development and robotics. As the program has grown, a gap began to show in the form of an overabundance of TechHire candidates with IT (e.g. IT systems and network support) backgrounds and a relatively low demand for technicians, support specialists and other similar roles in San Diego caused by outsourcing. It was clear something needed to be done to help job seeking San Diegans get their foot in the revolving tech door. 

Access Inc. goes the extra mile to assist San Diego youth

April 11, 2019


For over 50 years, Access Inc. has been serving the most vulnerable and under-served populations in San Diego County by promoting self-sufficiency and economic independence. There are three main programs at Access: Youth, Immigration and Microenterprise—all of which provide services that come from a heart of compassion and commitment.

Veteran finds work in 6 weeks after layoff

April 10, 2019

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Having received unemployment and disability insurance for two years in 2012 after being laid off from a different job, this time Richard was determined to go to the South County Career Center every day to use the computer resources and attend workshops on everything from resume writing to job interview skills.

Opportunity youth: The great reservoir of talent

April 8, 2019

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By Eric Morrison-Smith It’s no secret that California’s economy is huge—the fifth largest in the world to be exact. With a ranking like that, prosperity, opportunity and self-sufficiency must be rampant. Right? Though we’re known for our sunshine, palm trees and beaches, those living in many

Staff profile: Meet Myriam Sanchez

April 5, 2019


Myriam Sanchez is a business partnerships specialist at the San Diego Workforce Partnership. Here she tells a little bit about herself, both personally and professionally.

Pilot project prepared new Americans for jobs in growth industries

April 2, 2019

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In the spring of 2017, the San Diego Workforce Partnership was awarded $500,000 to serve English language learners (ELL) in a pilot project that relied on a partnership with the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Grossmont Unified High School District (GUHSD). This partnership and project, called the San Diego ELL Workforce Navigator Project, was designed to better connect with, serve and support ELL adults who need additional skills, training and assistance to secure and retain a self-sufficient living wage jobs in growing industries in San Diego. 

Here are the major findings from new research on youth disconnection in San Diego County

March 29, 2019

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Maya Angelou once wrote, “If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.” About four years ago, youth development leaders in San Diego County learned a shocking statistic that there were 53,000 16–24-year-olds in the region that were neither working nor in school. From there, a fantasy turned into a vision, then a goal and a mission—to cut the rate and halve the gap of youth disconnection in San Diego by 2020.

NAWB Forum: ‘We are a people of belief & work’

March 27, 2019

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For 40 years, the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) has gathered the leading voices in the workforce community for three days of dialogue, learning and relationship building. The San Diego Workforce Partnership was thrilled to join the exciting convening of workforce-focused colleagues.

Labor Market Trends

March 22, 2019

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The San Diego Monthly Employment Report (January 2019) shows an increase in the civilian labor force and unemployment. Interact with this page for more information.