Press Release: Workforce Partnership Services to Remain Open During Shutdown

January 18, 2019


During the government shutdown, the career centers will remain open—as will all services provided by the Workforce Partnership. Funding for these centers is yet unaffected by the shutdown.

Say hello to the 2019 OpportunitySD Leadership Council

January 14, 2019

2019 Opportunitysd Leadership Council (2)

As part of the OpportunitySD initiative focused on lowering youth disconnection rates in the region, the San Diego Workforce Partnership has hired ten young adults to share their experience and voice to raise the profile of youth issues in San Diego.

Mixte Communications: An agency driven by values

January 10, 2019

Mixte team

At Mixte Communications, employees go home at the end of the day knowing that everything they did from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. stood up for human rights. That’s not accidental because they run a public relations agency based on

3 radical changes to help advance San Diegans toward quality jobs

January 9, 2019


At our Workforce Frontiers Symposium in November, local leaders and out-of-town renegades came together to be inspired and identify new frontiers for action in workforce development. UCTV captured the action.

45 years of workforce development—no matter the name or place

January 7, 2019

SDWP staff in City Heights

The San Diego Workforce Partnership has seen various headquarters and organizational names. As we enter our 45th year of workforce development and have newly moved to a building in Kearny Mesa, some of our long-time staff look back at previous locations.

Staff profile: Meet the Expanded Subsidized Employment team

January 3, 2019

Expanded Subsidized Employment team at the South County Career Center

The South County Career Center houses a team of specialists who connect employers and talent through Expanded Subsidized Employment (ESE), which helps reduce the costs associated with identifying, hiring and onboarding employees. ESE reimburses companies up to 100 percent of the wages of a new hire in the first 180 days of employment. Here we learn about the dream team behind ESE. Here they share a little about themselves, personally and professionally.

Press Release: Workforce Partnership Appoints New Board Members

December 21, 2018


The San Diego Workforce Partnership announces the appointment of new members to its Workforce Development Board (WDB).

3 ways to practice active listening during an interview

December 19, 2018


Active listening is the process of communicating, responding and understanding what is being said, while recognizing the speaker’s emotions, values and concerns. When you actively listen to someone, you can uncover underlying issues and more effectively exchange ideas.

San Diego’s top 10 workforce development moments of 2018

December 17, 2018


As 2018 comes to a close, we’re taking a stroll down memory lane to capture some of this year’s best workforce development moments in San Diego County. 1. San Diego Workforce Partnership named WIOA Trailblazer The WIOA Trailblazer Award—the workforce

From mentorship to friendship

December 6, 2018

Emily and Melissa at desk

CONNECT2Careers team member Sophia Barber sat down for an interview with CONNECT2Careers City Mentorship Program mentee Emily Gonzalez and mentor Melissa Villalpando. Read on to see how the pair learned from each other throughout their mentorship experience.