Press Release: Research Uncovers Workforce Needs in Two San Diego Defense Industry Segments

October 3, 2019

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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.

Understanding housing instability in San Diego County

September 30, 2019

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An average of 10 San Diego households are evicted every day, according to this report by 2-1-1 San Diego.

What the future of work means for San Diego’s defense industry

September 25, 2019

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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.

How retailers can adapt to changing shopper habits and regulatory environments

September 5, 2019

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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.

5 little-known jobs offering self-sufficient wages

June 4, 2019

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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?

Here are the major findings from new research on youth disconnection in San Diego County

March 29, 2019

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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.

Labor Market Trends

March 22, 2019

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The San Diego Monthly Employment Report (January 2019) shows an increase in the civilian labor force and unemployment. Interact with this page for more information.

Five surprising takeaways from new data on youth disconnection in San Diego County

March 16, 2018

SDWP COO Andy Hall joined Measure of America Co-Director Kristen Lewis for a webinar that unveiled the latest numbers on the state of opportunity youth—young adults ages 16–24 who are not in school and not working—in San Diego County. The data is part of a collaboration between SDWP and Measure of America to assess youth disconnection, set goals and track progress in the San Diego region. Read on for surprising takeaways from the data.

The building blocks to a stronger San Diego workforce

January 19, 2018

Along with the new year comes a new economic forecast for San Diego County. On January 18, a panel of experts gathered to discuss the future of the economy, urban development, aging population and the region’s growing Blue Economy at

San Diego unemployment stays at 3.3% in December; down 3,000 jobs

January 19, 2018

The San Diego Monthly Employment Report (November 2017 to December 2017) shows an decrease in the civilian labor force and employment and a decrease in the unemployment rate.1 Unemployment The California Employment Development Department (EDD) reported no change in San

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