Potential Impact of COVID-19 on Employment in San Diego County

March 24, 2020

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Research by Daniel Enemark, Ph.D., San Diego Workforce Partnership Senior Economist Share Our Facebook Post  |  Download PDF Executive Summary As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing required to prevent its spread, workers in seven of

5 ways to create opportunity through work

January 2, 2020

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Our Workforce Frontiers Symposium in November brought together local leaders and out-of-town renegades to be inspired and explore the boundary-busting, outer reaches of workforce development. UCTV captured the new frontiers for action.

Business experiments test ways to improve job quality

December 6, 2019

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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

Press Release: San Diego Workforce Partnership Launches New Retail Research Web Experience

November 13, 2019

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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

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.

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