Research & Data
Creating and growing more good jobs is essential to our community. The San Diego Workforce Partnership believes that a quality job is a position that contributes to the stability of household by providing: Reliable/predictable earnings which are above self-sufficiency for
SAN DIEGO, CA — Together with the Aspen Institute’s Economic Opportunities Program and Reimagine Retail Initiative, the San Diego Workforce Partnership and the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce undertook a year-long research project to understand possible social, economic and regulatory forces acting on the retail sector in San Diego
The San Diego Workforce Partnership’s most recent study, Challenges and Opportunities for Veterans’ Transition to the Workforce, seeks to determine some of the strengths, weaknesses and challenges that veterans in San Diego County face throughout the process of transitioning out of the military and into meaningful employment in the civilian labor market.
The San Diego Workforce Partnership recently published a workforce study funded by Propel San Diego, an Office of Economic Adjustment grant awarded to the City of San Diego. In conjunction with the South County Economic Development Council (SCEDC), the Workforce Partnership conducted survey-based research to better understand the needs in two segments of San Diego’s defense industry: Unmanned Systems and Professional — Scientific & Technical Services.
In 2016, the City of San Diego was awarded a grant from the Department of Defense (DoD) to develop a more robust and resilient defense ecosystem.
Through the Aspen Institute’s Economic Opportunities Program and its Reimagine Retail Initiative, the San Diego Workforce Partnership, together with EOP and the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce, undertook a year-long research project to understand possible social, economic and regulatory forces acting on the retail sector in San Diego County.
Our recent Priority Jobs report highlights 72 occupations that will continue to grow rapidly in the future, have many annual openings and provide an entry-level hourly wage high enough for individuals to be self-sufficient. While this list includes well-known occupations like school teachers, registered nurses and software developers, we wanted to highlight a few promising careers that most people probably aren’t as familiar with. Which ones get your imagination going?
Maya Angelou once wrote, “If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.” About four years ago, youth development leaders in San Diego County learned a shocking statistic that there were 53,000 16–24-year-olds in the region that were neither working nor in school. From there, a fantasy turned into a vision, then a goal and a mission—to cut the rate and halve the gap of youth disconnection in San Diego by 2020.