Income Share Agreement program opens doors

August 4, 2021


Ernesto Gonzales was working at a job with limited financial growth when he heard about the Workforce Partnership’s Income Share Agreement (ISA) program. He applied for the business intelligence program and was accepted. Here he tells us about his experience with the ISA team and his advice for others considering the program.

Staff profile: Meet Shaina Gross

August 4, 2021


“Having a family-sustaining income can have such a huge positive ripple effect for multiple generations and I’m honored to work in a field that can open so many doors for people.” Meet Shaina Gross, our vice president of client services.

How the San Diego Public Library supports San Diegans, even during a pandemic

August 2, 2021

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The San Diego Workforce Partnership connected with the San Diego Public Library supervising librarian, Joseph Miesner, to learn about the library’s mission of supporting community member’s lifelong learning and self-development. Here Joseph tells us about their community outreach efforts.

Board Member Profile: Rick Vaccari

August 2, 2021

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Rick Vaccari retired as vice president of investor relations for Sempra Energy, a San Diego-based Fortune 500 energy services holding company whose subsidiaries provide electricity, natural gas and value-added products and services.

San Diego Workforce Partnership reopens in-person career centers to help San Diegans secure quality jobs amid COVID-19 recovery

July 27, 2021


The San Diego Workforce Partnership is reopening our in-person career centers. After closing per COVID-19’s safety measures and orders, our career centers will open their doors to welcome San Diego job seekers with job search and career development resources to help them secure quality jobs as the region recovers.

Employers must create space for authenticity at work

July 22, 2021


“Having personally experienced the limitations of professionalism in my own life, I find myself wondering how many others have only partially shown up in the workplace. And in doing so, what inventions, leaders and brilliant ideas have never been able to serve humanity?”

Increasing access to healthcare jobs in San Diego County

July 22, 2021


The San Diego Workforce Partnership is creating a strategy for helping workers—especially women and people of color, and especially those without a college degree—find a pathway to the middle class in the healthcare sector. To inform this strategy, we’ve researched the healthcare sector and are releasing a report based on our results. Here is a summary of our findings.

Workforce Partnership and City of San Diego Unite to Help Young San Diegans Secure Quality Jobs and Launch Meaningful Careers

July 20, 2021

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The San Diego Workforce Partnership, with support from the City of San Diego, is expanding three workforce training programs designed to help San Diegans from underrepresented communities secure quality jobs and launch meaningful careers in the region’s public and private sectors.

Job analysts assess region’s job market

July 16, 2021

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San Diego’s labor market sent mixed signals in June as the economy started to fully reopen only to find businesses desperate to find workers. The region could regain its leadership role relative to California and the nation if more people accept the job opportunities that companies are now offering.

Board Member Profile: Annie Taamilo of the Employment Development Department

July 8, 2021

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In the 24 years that Annie Taamilo has been with the State of California, Employment Development Department (EDD), she has held a variety of assignments which have provided her with a strong background in Workforce Services programs and development.