Unemployment rate rises to 7.3% with graduates joining the workforce

July 19, 2013

With 9,800 college graduates recently added to the unemployment numbers, San Diego’s unemployment rate jumped up to 7.3 percent in June, increasing from a revised 6.8 percent in May. This rate is not seasonally adjusted and does not account for

California’s unemployment insurance extensions policy changes

July 18, 2013

With California’s jobless rate is declining, the state will no longer qualify for the final unemployment insurance (UI) extension, from 63 weeks to 73 of UI benefits. California’s unemployment rate has been falling three consecutive months. It was seasonally adjusted

San Diego selected to receive Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund (OYIF) Grant

July 12, 2013

The Aspen Forum for Community Solutions has announced that the San Diego Youth Development Office (YDO) will receive one of 21 Opportunity Youth Incentive Fund (OYIF) grants awarded to communities across the United States. The recipients of the grants will harness the

Report | The Hidden STEM Economy

July 11, 2013

According to the Brookings Institution report, The Hidden Stem Economy, half of the STEM jobs available in the U.S. do not require a bachelor’s degree and pay 10 percent higher than other jobs with similar educational requirements. The report notes

North County Career Center helps a client get back on his feet!

July 8, 2013

Three months ago Mark Usherwood was living with his wife in their car as a result of losing his job in 2009. After a nearly four-year search for employment, Mark walked into the North County Coastal Career Center (NCCCC) this

Unemployment Report | June 2013

July 8, 2013

The unemployment rate in San Diego has steadily decreased over the past year to the current rate of 6.7 percent, which is well below the year-ago estimate of 8.8 percent. San Diego’s unemployment is also below that of California (8.1

DollarWise Summer Youth Jobs Contest – enter today!

July 8, 2013

The U.S. Conference of Mayors DollarWise Campaign invites any youth you may know to participate in the 2013 Summer Youth Jobs Contest! Last year, over seven hundred youth participated and eighteen youth from fourteen different cities won. This year, three

Collaboration is key! Junior Achievement partners with CONNECT2Careers

July 2, 2013

Junior Achievement (JA) is the nation’s largest organization dedicated to giving young people the knowledge and skills they need to own their economic success, plan for their future, and make smart academic and economic choices. Their programs—in the core content

Jeffrey Woodson | new Vice-Chair of SDWP’s Board of Directors

July 1, 2013

The San Diego Workforce Partnership is excited to announce that Jeffrey Woodson will be serving as the Vice-Chair of the SDWP’s Board of Directors. Jeffrey currently serves as the Vice President of Administration for the San Diego County Regional Airport

200 job openings for new Escondido Walmart stores

June 28, 2013

Walmart is opening two new stores in Escondido this fall and will need to fill 200 positions. For interested job seekers, the hiring center is located at 1351 E. Valley Parkway where the company is accepting applications from 8AM to