Staff profile: Meet Thao Do

January 5, 2023


Meet Thao Do! Thao is a program specialist working on our Construction Career Jumpstart program in our energy, construction and utilities sector. We asked Thao about a moment she’s proud of, what she likes about workforce development and how she spends

November’s labor market trends

December 16, 2022

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Workforce Partnership chief economist Daniel Enemark analyzes November’s labor market trends. More jobs and more workers in the labor force The job market remains hot, with 16,100 nonfarm jobs added last month. Nonetheless, the unemployment rate increased last month to

Helping previously incarcerated individuals find their foothold in society  

December 7, 2022


Restoring Citizens is a nonprofit helping formerly incarcerated individuals overcome barriers to employment, mental health issues and other challenges they face post-release. The Workforce Partnership works in collaboration with Restoring Citizens as a part of our Reentry works program helping their clients find employment and develop their resume.

Top 10 workforce moments of 2022

December 7, 2022


This year San Diego’s workforce displayed resilience, businesses showed grit and we made important advances for a more equitable future. Here’s a look at some of our top moments.

Emily turns a passion for coding into a fulfilling career

December 6, 2022


After years of exploring different jobs and never experiencing any true satisfaction, Emily Hennes became frustrated with her career. When faced with losing a previous position, she worried more about losing a stable income than the job itself. Her career pathway changed after receiving an email about one of our information & communication technology training programs.

October’s labor market trends

November 18, 2022

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Minimal change in this month’s unemployment numbers In October, unemployment in San Diego County rose very slightly from 3.1% to 3.2% (3.15% unadjusted, 3.17% seasonally adjusted)—a difference that could completely disappear depending on how the numbers are revised in the

Staff profile: Meet Sarah Horowitz

December 1, 2022


Sarah Horowitz is a member of the marketing and communications team at the Workforce Partnership. This month we asked Sarah about her work, how she would spend a workforce development donation and how she spends her free time. 

Helping veterans find employment

November 9, 2022


Every year, thousands of veterans transition out of the military and face challenges in bridging the gap between military service and civilian employment. Learn about some common barriers and how to overcome them.

Healthcare specialist finds the right fit in behavioral health

November 7, 2022

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Uche Uzo is currently working towards becoming a certified substance use disorder counselor. As a mother of three with a deployed husband, Uzo shares with us what it truly means to be of service to others.

Board Member Profile: Jamie Gardner of Watkins Wellness

October 28, 2022

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Jamie Gardner, a Major in the Marine Corps Reserve, tells us about the importance of supporting veterans transition into civilian life, finding meaningful professions and more.