Workforce Partnership Names New Board Member

July 13, 2020

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The San Diego Workforce Partnership is honored to announce the appointment of Carmen Summers to the Workforce Development Board (WDB). Summers is the Director of Sales for Microsoft Azure Intelligent Cloud in Southern California.

Staff profile: Meet Samantha Sheary

July 1, 2020


COVID-19 upended all of our daily routines. But through this forced transformation has arisen new ideas and ways of doing things. Here Samantha Sheary, business solutions specialist at the San Diego Workforce Partnership, discusses the challenges and opportunities she’s experienced in the last few months.

Local yoga studio provides donation-based workshops on mindfulness and acceptance during pandemic shutdown

July 1, 2020

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“We are all grappling with a new reality and it looks different for everyone. I wanted to provide people with something to help manage what they were going through.”

Justice Beckons: We must dismantle racial inequality

June 18, 2020

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Our nation is at a crossroads, and justice is beckoning us down the road to redemption.  Here again, we arrive to a choice—redemption, or that familiar road where we are enraged for a moment only to be distracted and let up

How to help employees navigate layoffs: Best practices and resources to transition employees in a compassionate and supportive way

June 12, 2020

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We know that one of the groups hit hardest by the pandemic is small business. From March through today the San Diego Workforce Partnership supported an influx of over 660 businesses impacted by COVID-19, including 490 employers and 75K+ employees impacted

Amidst pandemic, San Diego restaurants feed frontline workers and commit to job quality

May 1, 2020

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Amidst the rain clouds of bad news, one California initiative is offering hope by transforming traditional restaurant operations to kitchens that provide food on a sliding scale to low-wage workers, health care professionals, first responders, and others in need.

6 essential skills you can start building today

April 30, 2020

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In partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education While technical skills are what you do at work, essential skills are how you do it. Employers value these skills in their employees—often as much as technical skills. Developing these

Child Care for Essential Workers in San Diego County During the Coronavirus Crisis

April 16, 2020

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Many parents and guardians of children ages 0-12 need to work outside the home during California’s COVID-19 Stay Home Order because they provide essential services. Yet schools and many child care centers are closed. Here is guidance about how to think

Potential Impact of COVID-19 on Employment in San Diego County

March 24, 2020

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Research by Daniel Enemark, Ph.D., San Diego Workforce Partnership Senior Economist Share Our Facebook Post  |  Download PDF Executive Summary As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the social distancing required to prevent its spread, workers in seven of

Workforce Development Boards: Bridging Skill Gaps

March 9, 2020

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This article was originally featured in the March/April issue of Delaware Business Magazine.  Written by Ron Painter, President & CEO of the National Association of Workforce Boards. ACROSS THE U.S. and around the world, the nature of work is changing.