Staff profile: Meet Parina Parikh

August 26, 2020

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

San Diego’s jobs recovery falters as unemployment increases and industry hiring fluctuates

August 21, 2020

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San Diego’s job recovery stumbled in July as the County was placed on California’s COVID-19 watch list. While employment increased after adjusting for seasonal swings, July’s gain was a fraction of June’s encouraging advance. Removal from the State’s list might help this fall but many businesses and individuals are now coping with the loss of government benefits.

We can create a robust future for our national workforce—if we act now

August 10, 2020

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In this unprecedented time, the national workforce development system needs $15 billion to deliver the array of services, consistent with investments proposed in the ‘Relaunching America’s Workforce Act’. This national investment will ensure that we can respond quickly and comprehensively to the current and projected demands for our American workforce to help those who have lost their jobs because of this extraordinary crisis.

Center for Employment Opportunities provides transitional jobs and vocational training for justice-involved individuals

August 6, 2020

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Each year more than 600,000 people return home from incarceration, facing many barriers as they reenter the community. The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) utilizes nearly 40 years of experience in workforce development programming to provide transitional jobs and vocational

New Initiative Supports Better Job Outcomes for Low-income San Diegans

August 4, 2020

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The San Diego Workforce Partnership is partnering with Jobs for the Future (JFF) and Google.org on their new Outcomes for Opportunity Initiative (O4Oi)—which is part of Grow with Google’s announcement of new Google Career Certificates, and their efforts to provide new, accessible job training solutions.

Staff profile: Meet Crystal Gunter

July 31, 2020

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

Breaking into tech a welcomed breakthrough for this college student

July 28, 2020

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Karen Castro was a participant of TechHire, a movement that aims to level the playing field for tech jobs. Here she tells her story of how the program helped her achieve her employment goals. 

COVID-19: Digital workforce resources and training made available to support unemployed

July 27, 2020

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The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant impact on our region’s workforce, resulting in many layoffs and/ furloughs. To ensure that those affected have the resources they need during quarantine, the San Diego Workforce Partnership pivoted its services to a fully virtual platform.

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

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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.