Staff spotlight: Andrew Picard

June 3, 2021


After seven years with the San Diego Workforce Partnership, our Chief Programs Officer Andrew Picard is leaving to pursue an opportunity that will allow him to continue to help San Diegans. Here we asked about him about his time with the Workforce Partnership and what workforce development has meant to him.

$310,000 grant will help San Diegans secure quality jobs and launch meaningful careers in behavioral health

May 27, 2021

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According to research conducted by the Kaiser Family Foundation, the number of adults in the U.S. reporting symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder increased four-fold from 2019 to January 2021. In response to this reality, the San Diego Workforce Partnership is launching this new program to address the increased demand for public mental health services and prepare San Diegans for careers in an industry with high growth potential.

Employee ownership: A good-for-business tool that creates equity and opportunity for workers

May 26, 2021


At the San Diego Workforce Partnership, we believe employee ownership should be a topic of conversation among San Diego business owners, workers, philanthropists and government as we work together on an inclusive and equitable recovery.

Job analysts see positives, but serious concerns

May 21, 2021

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San Diego’s labor market saw some further improvement in April as the region jumped two tiers from the prior month in California’s reopening process. Payroll numbers advanced moderately, but the jobless rate inched slightly higher after adjusting for seasonal trends. In a month when more people sat on the sidelines, companies scrambled to find workers.

The San Diego Seniors Community Foundation is working to improve the vitality of all seniors in San Diego

May 6, 2021

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The San Diego Seniors Community Foundation (SDSCF) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, established in 2017. Their singular focus is to improve the vitality of all seniors in San Diego County so they are physically active, socially connected and receive the

Board Member Profile: Althea Salas of San Diego Tourism Authority

May 4, 2021

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Althea Salas currently serves as the VP of Human Resources overseeing the human resources function with the San Diego Tourism Authority. She is also the president of the San Diego chapter of the Society for Human Resources Managers. Here she tells us a little bit about her.

Staff profile: Meet Daniella Molina

May 3, 2021


“Flexibility and adaptability has been the theme of my work during the pandemic.” Daniella Molina is a lead program specialist at the San Diego Workforce Partnership. Here she tells us a little about herself, both personally and professionally.

Employment Recovery Initiative helps veteran find quality job

April 30, 2021


Daniel Maclean is a veteran who had a difficult time finding employment in the civilian workforce. His more than 15 years employment experience and 20-year military career as a Navy Seal were simply not landing him a job in what turned out to be a very different job market than he was used to. Then he found the Workforce Partnership.

$1.5 million will help San Diegans secure quality jobs and launch meaningful careers in growing cybersecurity industry 

April 29, 2021

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A two-year grant of $1.5 million from The James Irvine Foundation will fund CyberHire San Diego—a movement that aims to increase the number of unemployed, underemployed and low-wage workers in quality cybersecurity careers. CyberHire will help San Diegans launch a meaningful cyber career that will help them support themselves, their families and our shared community.

Becoming a financial activist for racial justice

April 21, 2021

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A racial reckoning has been set off by the killings of Elijah McClain, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, Daunte Wright and many more Black Americans. This demands an urgent examination of the systems that lead to and perpetuate inequity in our society. The financial system, and our own money habits within that system, should also be placed under the microscope.