Amidst pandemic, San Diego restaurants feed frontline workers and commit to job quality

May 1, 2020

Super Cocina

  Amidst the rain clouds of bad news, one California initiative is offering hope by transforming traditional restaurant operations to kitchens that provide food on a sliding scale to low-wage workers, health care professionals, first responders, and others in need.

Inclusive training program helps small businesses thrive in San Diego

January 8, 2020

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In 2005, the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City (ICIC) and Bank of America launched Inner City Capital Connections (ICCC) to help close the racial wealth gap by supporting businesses and entrepreneurs in inner cities.   This one-of-a-kind program provides tuition-free executive leadership training to business owners in economically distressed areas. The

How businesses are filling San Diego’s education to employment pipeline

August 15, 2019

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With unemployment low, employers struggle to find the talent needed to fill their high demand jobs, while many job seekers and workers sit on the sidelines without the skills they need to make their next move. Employer-led solutions are key to building the education to employment  pipeline  in an  inclusive economy. 

San Diego’s first ever Career Crawl launches in North Park

June 14, 2019

Youth visit clothing boutique

This “job fair alternative” brought job seekers directly to employers with a self-guided walking tour. The event played to the uniqueness of North Park to help young adults engage with local business owners, learn about new industries, explore entrepreneurship and gain employment. There were 69 job seekers and 16 businesses who participated in the event.

Employer roundtable addresses big topics for San Diego’s service sector

May 22, 2019

Irvine Employer

In collaboration with the James Irvine Foundation, the San Diego Workforce Partnership hosted an employer roundtable on May 21 where San Diego service sector businesses—which includes those rooted in customer facing roles (restaurants, hospitality, retail, etc.)—discussed what is working well and what key challenges exist within their realm of workforce development.

Collaborative mobilizes to better serve San Diego businesses

January 30, 2019

Enews Buscollab Group

January 29 marked the launch of a regional Business Services Collaborative convened by the San Diego Workforce Partnership. This collaborative marks the first of its kind to bring together people who serve business in the Southern Border Region, which includes San Diego County and Imperial County. The group welcomes all business services representatives, consultants, job developers, managers, and the like, from any program or organization across the region who are interested in participating.

How can we grow San Diego’s tech talent pipeline?

November 5, 2018

Tech Council 2

As San Diego’s tech scene continues to gain klout, building the infrastructure to sustain a diverse, local talent pipeline becomes increasingly important and urgent. On November 2, two dozen tech industry leaders representing 22 businesses and organizations gathered to plan how to do just that.

Defense contractor expands with Workforce Partnership support

October 25, 2018

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Valkyrie Enterprises—a Virginia-based Department of Defense contractor who works on all aspects of shipbuilding—is expanding into San Diego County with an office in National City. They’ve partnered with the San Diego Workforce Partnership to support their growth and hire local talent.