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.

Platform to Employment arrives in San Diego

April 5, 2013

San Diego was recently selected as one of 10 cities across the country to replicate the Platform to Employment (P2E) program, thanks to funding from AARP Foundation, Citi Community Development and the Walmart Foundation. P2E, which was started in southwestern Connecticut by The WorkPlace,

Hilda Solis honors Cesar Chavez

April 5, 2013

The former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor, Hilda Solis, was in San Diego recently and presented at a UC San Diego event honoring César Chávez’s life and impact. From his life we can see that perseverance and collaboration accomplishes great things. 

California workforce professionals come together in San Diego

April 3, 2013

The California Workforce Association recently hosted their 22nd annual spring conference “Skills for a Different World” in San Diego. This year’s conference featured three preconference sessions, 28 workshops, and informal regional networking sessions for peer-to-peer learning. Peter Callstrom, our President & CEO, welcomed over

Elected Officials & Community Leaders call on employers

March 20, 2013

On Tuesday, elected officials and community leaders gathered to promote the rebranding of CONNECT2Careers, a San Diego Workforce Partnership initiative, through a news conference aimed at employers. In order to have a successful CONNECT2Careers program the San Diego Workforce Partnership needs employers

Phil Blair named Honorary Chair of CONNECT2Careers

March 19, 2013

The San Diego Workforce partnership has selected Phil Blair, President & CEO of Manpower San Diego to serve as honorary chair for this year’s CONNECT2Careers initiative. Phil Blair is one of San Diego’s most visible and respected business leaders. During