How the California Department of Rehabilitation helps individuals with disabilities find meaningful employment

October 5, 2023

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The California Department of Rehabilitation (DOR) provides services and advocates for individuals with disabilities to achieve equitable employment and independent living. We support the DOR in implementing workforce development programs for San Diegans living with disabilities. DOR representatives can be found at five of our six career centers located around San Diego County.

Making inclusive decisions to enhance economic mobility for immigrants in San Diego 

October 4, 2023

Immigrants Hero

Immigrants play a crucial Role in San Diego’s Economy with more than one-third of San Diego’s essential workers are immigrants, contributing significantly to the well-being of residents and businesses. With more and more immigrants coming to San Diego it is vital that we as a community recognize their economic contributions and create more inclusive pathways for them to achieve equitable education and career opportunities to make San Diego’s economy work for them.  

Creating LGBTQ+ inclusive workplaces: Staff voices and actionable advice

June 7, 2023


We spoke with some of our LGBTQ+ staff at the Workforce Partnership about their experiences in the workplace. They recount their experiences and offer advice on how both employers and employees can work together to create an inclusive workplace for LGBTQ+ individuals.

Empowering LGBTQIA+ professionals and allies: A guide to finding and championing inclusive workplaces

June 5, 2023


This guide helps LGBTQIA+ individuals determine an employer’s inclusivity and helps individuals and allies learn how to lead the charge in creating a culture of belonging in the workplace while growing your professional network.  2w

Celebrating Second Chance Month: Your past doesn’t define you 

April 5, 2023


Each April, to support justice-involved individuals, the Department of Justice celebrates Second Chance Month. Second Chance Month recognizes the importance of helping individuals, communities and agencies across the country appreciate their role in supporting the safe and successful reentry of millions of people returning from incarceration each year

Black heroes and the fight for workforce equity

February 7, 2023


Every year, the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) choses a theme to help celebrate Black History Month. This year’s theme, Black Resistance, calls us to “study the history of Black Americans’ responses to establish

Creating a more equitable San Diego for those living with a disability 

October 25, 2022

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month. Each year the U.S. Department of Labor picks a theme that highlights the important role those with disabilities play in the workplace. This year’s theme is “Disability: Part of the Equity Equation.” The theme serves as a reminder that all workers, including workers with disabilities deserve equal access to development opportunities, career advancement and an inclusive workplace. 

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


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.

Women paving the way in San Diego’s priority sectors

March 8, 2022


March is Women’s History Month. To celebrate, we are highlighting a few of the women who are leaders in San Diego’s priority sectors.