Unemployment Report | May 2013

June 10, 2013

On Friday, June 7, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that 175,000 jobs were added in May – up from a downwardly revised 149,000 in April. The unemployment rate rose slighty to 7.6 percent from 7.5 percent. The increase

New Workforce Investment Board (WIB) leadership

June 7, 2013

Rebecca Aguilera-Gardiner and Marlene Taylor have been elected to serve as Chair and Vice Chair of the San Diego WIB for 2013-2014. The WIB, comprised of businesses and various entities representing the San Diego region, oversees funding for workforce development programs. They also work to

San Diego companies addressing need for more manufacturing personnel

June 5, 2013

With roughly 600,000 unfilled manufacturing job openings in the United States employers are demanding highly skilled workers in order to meet their needs. A few prominent organizations in San Diego are actively searching for qualified people as well. In collaboration

Good news for 2013 grads entering the workforce: employers are hiring!

June 5, 2013

As the economy improves, the employment outlook becomes increasingly positive in San Diego County. The following figure compares the number of job postings to the number of people unemployed in the region. It suggests that if every job ad were

Platform to Employment (P2E) graduates first class

June 3, 2013

P2E is an employment initiative started by the WorkPlace with the support of AARP Foundation, Citi Community Development, and the Wal-Mart Foundation. P2E creates a pathway for career success for the long-termed unemployed through a five-week preparatory program that includes skills assessment, career

Employers needed | Life Sciences Summer Institute (LSSI)

June 3, 2013

LSSI is currently ramping up for its summer program. Now in its 9th year, LSSI continues to focus on creating hands-on research work experiences for high school students interested in the biotechnology sector. To be considered for the program, students

Mayor Filner: Businesses – hire through CONNECT2Careers!

May 29, 2013

With the summer fast approaching, Mayor Bob Filner and Council President Pro Tem Sherri Lightner held a Summit and Business Roundtable to promote Youth Summer Jobs and challenged the local business community to participate in CONNECT2Careers San Diego (C2C-SD). C2C-SD is

Ed Hidalgo | committed to making an impact in San Diego

May 7, 2013

When you meet Ed Hidalgo, Senior Director of Staffing at Qualcomm, you quickly learn that he is passionate about training, education, and serving his community.  Because of this passion, Ed has been integral to the success of the San Diego Workforce

Veteran employment gains momentum

May 6, 2013

In 2011, the Obama administration created the Joining Forces Campaign to provide jobs for veterans and their spouses. President Obama asked the nation’s private sector to employ 100,000 recent veterans who are considered some of the most viable candidates for

Hired | CONNECT2Careers makes a match

May 6, 2013

Northrup Grumman, one of San Diego’s largest employers and defense contractors, hired a City of San Diego high school student as a summer intern through Connect2Careers.   Zachary Domanico, a sophomore at La Jolla Country Day School, will now get