Cristo Rey San Diego High School uses real-world work experience to set students up for success

January 28, 2021

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Cristo Rey’s approach of combining real-world work experience and rigorous academics has shown positive results, including 20,600 graduates and 90% college enrollment. Here we connect with Steven Egge, Director of Corporate Work Study to learn more about their successful approach to learning and preparing for a career.

Supporting women and mothers in the workplace

January 27, 2021

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By Shaina Gross, Director of Programs; Research by Daniel Enemark, Ph.D., Senior Economist @danielenemark Tweet this article U.S. women lost 156,000 jobs last month, while men gained 16,000.  When I first read this startling statistic from CNN on my social media feed, my hopeful heart said that can’t be true. Which was immediately followed by

Virtual Microsoft training lands former project manager job in San Diego’s tech industry

January 6, 2021

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Simon Eisinger was a participant in TechHire, a movement that aims to level the playing field for tech jobs. Here he tells us about how one of the training programs helped him prepare for employment. 

Catalyst is working to change San Diego for the better

January 5, 2021


Catalyst of San Diego & Imperial Counties, formally San Diego Grantmakers, is an action network of funders building an equitable, impactful social change ecosystem for San Diego and Imperial Counties.

Externships benefit students and small businesses

January 5, 2021


The Workforce Partnership School Break Externship program provides up to 100 high school and college students ages 16-24 with paid, short-term work experiences.

Board Member Profile: Meet Sandra Shuda of Watkins Wellness

January 4, 2021

Sandra Shuda

Sandra Shuda is a native San Diegan who currently serves as Vice President of People Services and Culture at Watkins Wellness and will be celebrating her retirement in February 2021. She has been a great asset to the Workforce Development Board and we are thankful for her service. Here she tells us a little bit about her.

Staff profile: Meet Jon Carr

December 22, 2020

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Jon Carr is a compliance supervisor at the San Diego Workforce Partnership. Here he tells us a little about himself, both personally and professionally, and how his work has changed over the last year.

Job experts expect a brighter outlook in late spring or early summer

December 18, 2020

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San Diego’s job market at the surface appeared strong in November, but deeper analysis reveals red flags. The jobless rate fell primarily due to a drop in the labor force and much of the job advance was seasonal.

Top 10 Workforce Moments of 2020

December 10, 2020

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While it’s certainly been the wildest year in collective experience any of us have been a part of, we feel blessed to close out the year with hope, celebrating the resilience, creativity and collective spirit that have carried us through some very difficult times. Here’s a look at some of our top moments from 2020.

One determined San Diego mom fights on through loss and pandemic to provide for her family

December 4, 2020

Heather and her 18-year-old son

This year turned Heather Villegas’ life upside down. The unexpected loss of her husband as well as her job and health due to COVID-19 left her struggling to provide for her three children on her own. Hearing about the career centers On-the-Job Training was a turning point for her. Read on as Heather tells her story in her own words.