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

Five-Year Strategic Plan

June 28, 2013

San Diego Workforce Investment Board’s Five Year Strategic Plan will be used to guide future funding investments. This plan identifies goals and strategies designed to address workforce challenges in San Diego County. The San Diego Workforce Partnership will collaborate with

Hired | San Diego Zoo hires multiple CONNECT2Career students

June 27, 2013

The San Diego Zoo Global, one of San Diego’s top tourist attractions and a leading conservation organization dedicated to saving endangered species worldwide, has hired three City of San Diego high school student through the Connect2Careers youth employment initiative. Isabella Medina

Department of Labor focuses on female veteran employment

June 24, 2013

On June 19th, 2013 the Department of Labor (DOL) hosted a dialogue on the challenges and potential opportunities for our women veterans.” title=”“> The dialogue focused on the unique obstacles that women veterans face in finding meaningful employment and intentional

From cashier to Certified Nursing Assistant: Oceania Robinson pursues her passion

June 19, 2013

When Oceania Robinson arrived for orientation at Comprehensive Training Systems (CTS) she was a young, unemployed, single mother, struggling to provide for her son with the help of public assistance. She had recently relocated to San Diego from Texas, after

Unemployment Report | May 2013

June 10, 2013

On Friday, June 7, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that 175,000 jobs were added in May – up from a downwardly revised 149,000 in April. The unemployment rate rose slighty to 7.6 percent from 7.5 percent. The increase

New Workforce Investment Board (WIB) leadership

June 7, 2013

Rebecca Aguilera-Gardiner and Marlene Taylor have been elected to serve as Chair and Vice Chair of the San Diego WIB for 2013-2014. The WIB, comprised of businesses and various entities representing the San Diego region, oversees funding for workforce development programs. They also work to

Good news for 2013 grads entering the workforce: employers are hiring!

June 5, 2013

As the economy improves, the employment outlook becomes increasingly positive in San Diego County. The following figure compares the number of job postings to the number of people unemployed in the region. It suggests that if every job ad were

San Diego companies addressing need for more manufacturing personnel

June 5, 2013

With roughly 600,000 unfilled manufacturing job openings in the United States employers are demanding highly skilled workers in order to meet their needs. A few prominent organizations in San Diego are actively searching for qualified people as well. In collaboration

Employers needed | Life Sciences Summer Institute (LSSI)

June 3, 2013

LSSI is currently ramping up for its summer program. Now in its 9th year, LSSI continues to focus on creating hands-on research work experiences for high school students interested in the biotechnology sector. To be considered for the program, students