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

Participants needed | Looking for a career in healthcare?

May 6, 2013

The Bridge to Employment Program trains Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low-income individuals in healthcare occupations. The program offers tuition assistance, personalized support, internship opportunities, and help with job search activities.    Potential career pathways include:  High

Microbreweries | more than a hobby

May 3, 2013

Craft brewing is among San Diego’s fastest growing industries, according to a report by the National University System Institute for Policy Research (NUSIPR). In 2011, craft breweries and brew pubs generated a direct economic impact of $299.5 million in San

Future of the Manufacturing Workforce Report | 600,000 jobs to be filled

April 30, 2013

There are roughly 600,000 unfilled manufacturing job openings in the United States and employers are demanding highly skilled workers in order to meet their needs, according to Manpower’s Future of the Manufacturing Workforce reports.  “We are at a turning point in the manufacturing

SD unemployment rate falls to 7.7%

April 26, 2013

According to California’s Employment Development Department, San Diego’s unemployment rate in March 2013 dropped to 7.7 percent – down from a revised 8 percent in February. This is the lowest it has been since December 2008.  Over the month, the area

Congresswoman Susan Davis fights for job training

April 11, 2013

San Diego families continue to struggle during this slow economic recovery. Many individuals have experienced a job loss and require retraining in order to compete in the 21st Century labor market. On the other hand, employers find it challenging to

Hilda Solis honors Cesar Chavez

April 5, 2013

The former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor, Hilda Solis, was in San Diego recently and presented at a UC San Diego event honoring César Chávez’s life and impact. From his life we can see that perseverance and collaboration accomplishes great things. 

Platform to Employment arrives in San Diego

April 5, 2013

San Diego was recently selected as one of 10 cities across the country to replicate the Platform to Employment (P2E) program, thanks to funding from AARP Foundation, Citi Community Development and the Walmart Foundation. P2E, which was started in southwestern Connecticut by The WorkPlace,