How to Uplift Your LGBTQIA+ Employees Year-round

June 7, 2022

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In recognition of Pride month here is a list of suggestions that employers can implement to create and sustain an inclusive work environment for their staff and to engage with staff who identify as a part of the LGBTQIA+ community.  

Transportation Equity is About Workforce Equity Too

June 6, 2022

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If we truly want to create an equitable San Diego, we need to expand our public transit system and ensure it is affordable for everyone. For the neighborhoods that have historically been excluded, for the workers with disabilities, for parents, for students and for anyone who wants to get from one place to another.

Four major trends from Design@Large: The Future of Work and Higher Education Panel

June 2, 2022

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The UC San Diego Design Lab recently hosted Design@Large, a speaker series to showcase the ever-evolving, interdisciplinary nature of design in a real-world context. Workforce Partnership CEO, Peter Callstrom, served as a panelist for the last event– The Future of Work and Higher Education.

Investing in positive community impact

June 1, 2022

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Mission Driven Finance is an impact investment firm dedicated to building a financial system that ensures good businesses have access to sufficient, affordable capital.Read about how they work with businesses and community partners to help them get the capital they need.

Staff profile: Meet Tanitia Burks

May 31, 2022

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Meet Tanitia Burks! Tanitia is a program specialist working in our healthcare sector to support and advocate for job seekers looking to advance in this industry. We asked Tanitia about her work and how she likes to spend her free time.

Robert levels up with Construction Career Jumpstart

May 30, 2022

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Robert Stocking wanted to take his real estate building compliance career to the next level and joined the Construction Career Jumpstart (CCJ) program. Our marketing team spoke with Robert to learn about his experience and what his favorite part of the program was.

Board Member Profile: Connie Lundgren of General Dynamics NASSCO

May 27, 2022

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As director of workforce relations at General Dynamics NASSCO, Connie Lundgren has dedicated herself to creating equitable opportunities for all employees and their families. Read on to learn why Connie believes creating equitable opportunities for all employees and their families is fundamental to San Diego’s economic prosperity.

 

The Workforce Partnership to Provide Laptops to Help Young Adults in Their Job Search

May 26, 2022

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The Conrad Prebys Foundation provided the Workforce Partnership with a $50,000 donation to cover the cost of purchasing 60 laptops equipped with Microsoft Office for program graduates of the Southeastern San Diego Live Well Career Training program. 

The labor market continued to heat up in April

May 20, 2022

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San Diego County’s unemployment rate in April was 3.0%. For context, 2.9% is the lowest rate recorded this century, and our rate has reached that low in only three out of 268 months. In other words, this labor market is extraordinarily tight.

Mayor Todd Gloria and the Workforce Partnership Create Opportunities for Creative Jobs

May 20, 2022

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On May 26, Mayor Todd Gloria and the Workforce Partnership will host a free Creative Industries Job and Resource Fair