California Workforce Development Board names SDWP high-performance board

December 28, 2016

The California Workforce Development Board has named the San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP) a high-performing Local Workforce Board. Among other criteria, a high-performing board: Consistently meets or exceeds performance goals for serving adults, dislocated workers and youth Takes into account the entire workforce training pipeline

C2C exceeds 1,000 paid work experiences for young adults in San Diego County

December 27, 2016

On December 9, CONNECT2Careers (C2C) hit its goal of providing 1,000 employment opportunities to San Diego County young adults in 2016. This represents more than doubling job placements from 2015. This achievement was made possible with the help of numerous committed partners across the region.

San Diego welcomed as latest TechHire community

December 22, 2016

Since the March 2015 launch, the White House’s TechHire initiative has inspired community movements to help fill tech jobs with non-traditional talent. On December 21, San Diego became the latest community to join the TechHire initiative. The news was announced

San Diego unemployment rate decreased to 4.3% in November

December 16, 2016

The San Diego Monthly Employment Report (October 2016 to November 2016) shows decreases in the civilian unemployment rate and labor force and increases in employment. The California Employment Development Department (EDD) reported a decrease in San Diego’s unemployment rate from

CCPT aligns school, college and industry to pave career pathways

December 9, 2016

The California Career Pathways Trust (CCPT) was created in July 2013 by Assembly Bill 86, making one-time competitive state grants available to establish or expand career pathway programs in high school through community college. The San Diego County College and

Job center at women’s reentry facility opens

December 9, 2016

In July, SDWP received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to open a job center at Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility, a women’s facility in Santee, CA. Building upon the success of its Reentry Works

SDWP staff profile: Meet Jim Demeaux

December 1, 2016

Jim Demeaux is a Senior Finance Analyst with the San Diego Workforce Partnership. Here he describes his role, discusses what he likes best about working in workforce development and shares one of his proudest professional moments.

Overcoming the stigma of mental illness through employment

November 23, 2016

“The hardest part of my life was when I was motivated to do nothing.” Scott Waters, 53, had hit bottom. After more than 20 years, the voices in his head took over his life. His untreated mental illness had cost

Press Release: San Diego Workforce Partnership Workforce Development Board Appoints Two New Members from San Diego Priority Sectors

November 22, 2016

SAN DIEGO, CA — The San Diego Workforce Partnership (SDWP) announces the appointment of two new members to its Workforce Development Board (WDB): Susie Harborth, Managing Director/Co-founder, BioLabs San Diego Jamie Latiano Jacobs, Senior Vice President People & Culture, Renovate

50 youth to have meaningful work experiences during school breaks

November 21, 2016

On November 19, CONNECT2Careers (C2C) invited youth and employers to a special training and hiring event at the San Diego Zoo. This event was a powerful kick off to C2C’s 2016–2017 School Break Externship Program, which subsidizes wages for 50