January 5, 2021
The Workforce Partnership School Break Externship program provides up to 100 high school and college students ages 16-24 with paid, short-term work experiences.
Business For Good empowers small and medium-sized businesses to uplift all workers in San Diego County
October 2, 2020
Business For Good San Diego is a nonprofit on a mission to unite local business owners to drive policy that improves our community. The San Diego Workforce Partnership spoke with Business For Good to learn more about how they are bettering our community through business voices.
Local yoga studio provides donation-based workshops on mindfulness and acceptance during pandemic shutdown
July 1, 2020
“We are all grappling with a new reality and it looks different for everyone. I wanted to provide people with something to help manage what they were going through.”
How to help employees navigate layoffs: Best practices and resources to transition employees in a compassionate and supportive way
June 12, 2020
We know that one of the groups hit hardest by the pandemic is small business. From March through today the San Diego Workforce Partnership supported an influx of over 660 businesses impacted by COVID-19, including 490 employers and 75K+ employees impacted
May 1, 2020
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.
January 8, 2020
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
August 15, 2019
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.
June 14, 2019
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.
May 22, 2019
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.
January 30, 2019
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.