Child care and workforce: An interdependent pair

November 13, 2018


Child care and workforce are an interdependent pair. If there were no working parents, there would be virtually no need for child care. And it goes the other way too.  If there’s no child care, then parents of young children can’t work—unless one parent makes enough money to support the whole family, which is rarely feasible in an expensive place like San Diego.

Staff profile: Meet Sam Friedman

November 12, 2018

Sam Army

Sam Friedman is a Salesforce Project Manager at the San Diego Workforce Partnership and a veteran. Here he tells a little bit about his military and professional experience.

Speakers explore outer reaches of workforce development

November 9, 2018


Over 250 attendees heard about new ways of thinking about workforce development at the San Diego Workforce Partnership’s Workforce Frontiers Symposium on November 8. The overall theme of the day is that working in silos is ineffective and ends up wasting limited resources. Spending money wisely means considering the holistic needs of our workforce while integrating systems to be more efficient.

Veterans transition to civilian life through advanced manufacturing training

November 1, 2018

Workshops for Warriors class Of 2018

For a soldier, sailor, airman or Marine, reintegrating into civilian life can be a challenge that includes significant barriers to securing and maintaining civilian employment. U.S. military personnel spend four months in training to enter the service and sometimes receive just four days to prepare for civilian life. Thus, many San Diego veterans lack the support needed to adjust to civilian life. Workshops for Warriors (WFW) was founded in 2008 by Hernán Luis y Prado, a 15-year United States Navy Officer, because he saw so many veterans and service members struggling to find a clear path back into civilian life.

Labor Market Trends

October 19, 2018

Manpower labor market trends

The San Diego Monthly Employment Report (May 2018 to June 2018) shows an increase in the civilian labor force, a decrease in employment and an increase in the unemployment rate. Interact with the tabs below for more information.

Summer internship shapes San Diego’s future scientists

October 10, 2018

LSSI Celebration

This summer, the Life Sciences Summer Institute (LSSI) made it possible for more than 30 young adults to complete internships at nine of San Diego’s top research institutes, including the Salk Institute, the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and UCSD Academic Connections.

San Diego community joins forces to reduce regional homelessness

October 9, 2018

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Homelessness does not discriminate. Individuals who make up our region’s population come from a diverse background of age, race, circumstances and experiences. Some are veterans, others are under 18. Some have no family in the area, others navigate housing insecurity as a household. For some, there is addiction and disability, but one thing remains certain for all: they are fighting for survival on the streets of San Diego.

Staff Profile: Meet Florita Realin

October 2, 2018


Florita Realin is a Facilities Coordinator at the San Diego Workforce Partnership. Here she tells a little bit about herself, both personally and professionally.

A great day to look for a job in San Diego County

September 20, 2018

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Over 200 job seekers connected with more than 30 employers, including Geico, San Diego Youth Services, Arc of San Diego, Accent Care, Hilton and more. Employers shared job opportunities, collected applications and interviewed job seekers, with some offering jobs on the spot.

Why job quality matters for our youngest workers

September 19, 2018


It’s shocking when you think about it: imagine a young person who is in the prime age range for building essential skills, learning expertise and gaining critical early work experience being completely disconnected from both work and school.