Reentry Works helps participant with life ‘on the outside’

July 17, 2017

As Jose’s time of incarceration at the East Mesa Reentry Facility was drawing to a close, he made the important decision to start preparing for life “on the outside” by coming to the East Mesa Second Chance Job Center, made

NAWB forum discusses defining challenges, shaping opportunities

April 3, 2017

On March 25–28, SDWP staff and board members participated in The Forum 2017 presented by the National Association of Workforce Boards (NAWB) in Washington, D.C. The theme was “Defining Challenges, Shaping Opportunities” and focused on a national conversation around shared

Reentry job center welcomes stakeholders for open house

March 27, 2017

On March 24, approximately 40 stakeholders and elected officials attended the open house of the Reentry Works San Diego job center that opened in November 2016 at the Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility (LCDRF) — a women’s facility in

Reentry job center welcomes stakeholders for open house

March 27, 2017

On March 24, approximately 40 stakeholders and elected officials attended the open house of the Reentry Works San Diego job center that opened in November 2016 at the Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility (LCDRF) — a women’s facility in

First job fair in a jail connects inmates and employers

March 2, 2017

On Wednesday, March 1, 2017, the first job fair in a San Diego County jail was held for participants of East Mesa Reentry Facility’s (EMRF) culinary training program and Reentry Works San Diego job center. Fifty-six inmates who are within

Job center at women’s reentry facility opens

December 9, 2016

In July, SDWP received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to open a job center at Las Colinas Detention and Reentry Facility, a women’s facility in Santee, CA. Building upon the success of its Reentry Works

SDWP staff profile: Meet Kristen Walker

November 7, 2016

Kristen Walker is a Program Specialist with the San Diego Workforce Partnership. Here she describes her role, discusses what she likes best about working in workforce development and shares one of her proudest professional moments.  Tell us about your role

SDWP leadership meets with DOL Deputy Secretary Chris Lu

September 21, 2016

While in Washington, D.C. on an annual delegation trip organized by the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce, SDWP CEO Peter Callstrom and Vice President Andy Hall met with the Department of Labor (DOL) Deputy Secretary Chris Lu, who visited

Job center in jail to be replicated in women’s facility

July 13, 2016

SDWP is excited to announce the award of a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to build upon the success of its Reentry Works San Diego program at the East Mesa Reentry Facility (EMRF) to also create

Department of Labor Deputy Secretary Chris Lu Visits San Diego

March 24, 2016

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Deputy Secretary Chris Lu visited San Diego vocational programs and learned about local workforce initiatives March 22–23. He participated in roundtables on veteran and youth employment, and visited the newly opened job center located at