Staff profile: Meet Philip White

April 1, 2021


Philip White is on the finance team and serves as an accounting specialist at the Workforce Partnership. Here he tells us about how his work has changed during the pandemic and what he enjoys doing in his free time.

Job analysts report encouraging news

March 26, 2021

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San Diego’s labor market scored a solid win in February as companies added workers to their payrolls and the jobless rate fell. This followed two months of disappointing performance and suggests that the region will now continue to move forward.

Job experts assess gloomy numbers but look ahead

March 12, 2021

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San Diego’s job market continued to reflect the ravages of COVID-19 in January as infection rates soared and widespread lockdowns caused layoffs. Fortunately, the worst should now be fading as vaccination spreads throughout the county.

Press Release: San Diego Workforce Partnership Names New Board Members

March 10, 2021

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The San Diego Workforce Partnership is honored to announce the appointment of four new Workforce Development Board members as well as three new Policy Board members.

Women’s History Month: 10 women making history in San Diego

March 8, 2021


March is Women’s History Month! Women’s History Month was enacted celebrate the contributions women have provided and to recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields. At the Workforce Partnership, we’re celebrating by highlighting a few women who have contributed to the advancement of San Diegans specifically.

Board Member Profile: Meet Shandon Harbor of Associated Builders and Contractors

March 3, 2021


Shandon Harbour is President and CEO at Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) San Diego Chapter. She’s a third generation San Diegan, a graduate of the University of Southern California and proud mother of three boys. Here she tells us about her passion for workforce development.

A strategic approach to engage youth and create meaningful careers

March 3, 2021


When a person’s work environment aligns with their interests, they are more likely to perform better at work, achieve greater academic and career success, and may even earn more money than their peers. As educators, it can be difficult to engage youth in these conversations and encourage them to explore meaningful careers. Here are three ways to start.

Youth evaluator position leads to career path for this college student

March 2, 2021

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Current college student lands a temporary job that leads to her finding her career path and field of study. She says her decision was influenced by her experience as an RFP evaluator with the San Diego Workforce Partnership.

Staff profile: Meet Kelly Wilkinson

March 1, 2021

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Kelly Wilkinson is a program supervisor at the San Diego Workforce Partnership. Here she tells us a little about her work with the Construction Career Jumpstart program, leading a team of case managers and what she enjoys doing in her time off.

The quiet struggle: Leaving a job I love to care for my family and mental health

February 24, 2021


The struggle to maintain mental health is a universal experience in the American workplace. Before the pandemic, one in four American workers had been diagnosed with depression and one in three reported having experienced some form of depression. This is even more relevant in this current crisis.