Staff Profile: Meet Shaina Gross

August 4, 2021


“Having a family-sustaining income can have such a huge positive ripple effect for multiple generations and I’m honored to work in a field that can open so many doors for people.” Meet Shaina Gross, our vice president of client services.

How the San Diego Public Library supports San Diegans, even during a pandemic

August 2, 2021

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The San Diego Workforce Partnership connected with the San Diego Public Library supervising librarian, Joseph Miesner, to learn about the library’s mission of supporting community member’s lifelong learning and self-development. Here Joseph tells us about their community outreach efforts.

Board Member Profile: Rick Vaccari of Sempra Energy

August 2, 2021

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Rick Vaccari retired as vice president of investor relations for Sempra Energy, a San Diego-based Fortune 500 energy services holding company whose subsidiaries provide electricity, natural gas and value-added products and services.

Board Member Profile: Annie Taamilo of the Employment Development Department

July 8, 2021

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In the 24 years that Annie Taamilo has been with the State of California, Employment Development Department (EDD), she has held a variety of assignments which have provided her with a strong background in Workforce Services programs and development.

Student gains valuable experience with TechHire

July 7, 2021

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JakeBryan Bonifacio is a full-time student who was looking for experience in the tech field. He discovered TechHire and was placed in an internship. Through his internship, JakeBryan was able to gain valuable experience that set him on a more defined career path. Here he tells us his story and shares advice for other job seekers.

San Diego Pride is more than just a parade

July 6, 2021

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The San Diego Workforce Partnership connected with the San Diego Pride marketing & communications manager, Alex Villafuerte, to learn more about San Diego Pride’s year round educational and supportive efforts.

Staff Profile: Meet Jen Hoffman

July 2, 2021


Get to know Jen Hoffman, a service navigation coordinator at the San Diego Workforce Partnership. Here Jen tells us about herself, her work and what professional accomplishment she’s most proud of.

Board Member Profile: Tom Lemmon of The San Diego County Building and Construction Trades Council

June 7, 2021


Tom Lemmon currently serves as the businesses manager of The San Diego County Building and Construction Trades Council. In this role, Tom manages the day to day operations of the Council and acts as its spokesperson. Here Tom tells us about his passion for workforce development.

Finding a new direction with the Workforce Partnership career centers

June 4, 2021


After losing her job as a protective service worker, Diana Lopez, became a member of the North County Career Centers, where she sought out training and found more resources than she expected. Read on as Diana tells in her own words how the career center workshops and services helped her land a new job.

Staff Profile: Meet Andrew Picard

June 3, 2021


After seven years with the San Diego Workforce Partnership, our Chief Programs Officer Andrew Picard is leaving to pursue an opportunity that will allow him to continue to help San Diegans. Here we asked about him about his time with the Workforce Partnership and what workforce development has meant to him.