Mayor Filner: Businesses – hire through CONNECT2Careers!

May 29, 2013

With the summer fast approaching, Mayor Bob Filner and Council President Pro Tem Sherri Lightner held a Summit and Business Roundtable to promote Youth Summer Jobs and challenged the local business community to participate in CONNECT2Careers San Diego (C2C-SD). C2C-SD is

Ed Hidalgo | committed to making an impact in San Diego

May 7, 2013

When you meet Ed Hidalgo, Senior Director of Staffing at Qualcomm, you quickly learn that he is passionate about training, education, and serving his community.  Because of this passion, Ed has been integral to the success of the San Diego Workforce

Participants needed | Looking for a career in healthcare?

May 6, 2013

The Bridge to Employment Program trains Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low-income individuals in healthcare occupations. The program offers tuition assistance, personalized support, internship opportunities, and help with job search activities.    Potential career pathways include:  High

Hired | CONNECT2Careers makes a match

May 6, 2013

Northrup Grumman, one of San Diego’s largest employers and defense contractors, hired a City of San Diego high school student as a summer intern through Connect2Careers.   Zachary Domanico, a sophomore at La Jolla Country Day School, will now get

Veteran employment gains momentum

May 6, 2013

In 2011, the Obama administration created the Joining Forces Campaign to provide jobs for veterans and their spouses. President Obama asked the nation’s private sector to employ 100,000 recent veterans who are considered some of the most viable candidates for

Microbreweries | more than a hobby

May 3, 2013

Craft brewing is among San Diego’s fastest growing industries, according to a report by the National University System Institute for Policy Research (NUSIPR). In 2011, craft breweries and brew pubs generated a direct economic impact of $299.5 million in San

Future of the Manufacturing Workforce Report | 600,000 jobs to be filled

April 30, 2013

There are roughly 600,000 unfilled manufacturing job openings in the United States and employers are demanding highly skilled workers in order to meet their needs, according to Manpower’s Future of the Manufacturing Workforce reports.  “We are at a turning point in the manufacturing

SD unemployment rate falls to 7.7%

April 26, 2013

According to California’s Employment Development Department, San Diego’s unemployment rate in March 2013 dropped to 7.7 percent – down from a revised 8 percent in February. This is the lowest it has been since December 2008.  Over the month, the area

Congresswoman Susan Davis fights for job training

April 11, 2013

San Diego families continue to struggle during this slow economic recovery. Many individuals have experienced a job loss and require retraining in order to compete in the 21st Century labor market. On the other hand, employers find it challenging to

CONNECT2Careers gains momentum

April 5, 2013

The CONNECT2Careers San Diego (C2C-SD) team is in full sprint to secure summer placements! Due to the recent outreach from our local media and community partners, the phone lines are ringing with potential applicants and businesses interested in hiring a summer intern.