Board Member Profile: Christina Bibler of the City of San Diego

October 3, 2022

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Christina Bibler is the City of San Diego’s economic development director, prioritizing investment into communities of concern. Christina shares with us why workforce development must remain a top priority for the region.

Staff profile: Meet Rosie Alba

September 30, 2022

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Rosie Alba is a business partnership specialist working within our Information & Communications Technologies sector. This month, we asked Rosie about her role on the team, working in workforce development and how she spends her free time.

San Diego Workforce Partnership Makes Big Shift to Expand Opportunities for Job Seekers Across the Region

September 27, 2022

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Our career centers will now offer virtual evening appointments and increased bilingual staff, in addition to existing services like job interview preparation and helping clients identify their ideal career. Bringing services in-house allows for timely feedback and implementation of changes faster than ever before.

August’s labor market trends

September 16, 2022

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Typically (over the last 10 years) in August, our labor force has decreased by about 8,600 people. This August, not only did we not see that typical seasonal dip, but our labor force participation actually rose: there are 10,000 more people in the labor force in August than July!

Assemblymember Maienschein Awards $10 Million to the Workforce Partnership to Increase Job Training in Public Administration and Healthcare Career Pathways 

September 13, 2022

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Assemblymember Brain Maienschein awarded the Workforce Partnership $10 million to create and administer programs that will train qualified job seekers for careers in the healthcare and public administration sectors. The funds will be used to establish a peer support specialist (PSS) training program and provide pathways to jobs in EMT, paramedic and firefighter occupations.

Workforce Partnership Names Two New Board Members

September 8, 2022

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The Workforce Partnership is pleased to announce the appointment of two new board members to our Workforce Development Board: Efrem Bycer and Jamie Gardner.

Board Member Profile: Carol Kim of San Diego Building & Construction Trades Council

September 7, 2022

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Carol Kim is the business manager for San Diego County Building & Construction Trades Council and the CEO of the San Diego County Building Trades Council Family Housing Corporation. Here, she talks about the importance of bridging income gaps and building pathways to sustainable, dignified careers.

Finding the courage to start anew

September 6, 2022

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Betty Harvey worked for the same tourism company for 18 years. When she found out her hours were being cut she had to consider wether to stay in her current role or move on to something different. After attending a learning event at her local library hosted by the San Diego Workforce Partnership she found the courage she needed to move on and start a new career.

Adopt a School program introduces students to the world of work

September 1, 2022

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The Adopt a School program allowed the San Diego Workforce Partnership learning team and Sasha Knox of San Diego City Collage to introduce sixth graders at Millennial Tech Middle School to the world of work.  

KRA Supports Workforce Partnership in Transition of County Career Services

August 31, 2022

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On July 1, 2022, the San Diego Workforce Partnership moved their career center services in-house, pursuant to a waiver authorized by the Workforce Partnership Policy Board on February 25, 2022.