Press Release: Workforce Partnership Services to Remain Open During Shutdown

January 18, 2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                      

SAN DIEGO, CA — The San Diego Workforce Partnership funds and oversees a career center network throughout San Diego County. Funding for these centers is from the US Department of Labor. The Workforce Partnership has a diverse portfolio of funders and investors who support our various programs and initiatives: The City of San Diego, the County of San Diego, the private sector and philanthropy. Last year, we provided more than 106,000 workforce development services to San Diego County residents.

“We are all very committed to continuing to provide high quality and diverse services to our region’s many job seekers and employers during this uncertain time. And, we urge our elected leaders to resolve their differences and refocus on services that benefit our many neighbors who are working hard to rejoin the workforce and advance their career,” said Workforce Partnership CEO Peter Callstrom.

During the government shutdown, the career centers will remain open—as will all services provided by the Workforce Partnership. Funding for these centers is yet unaffected by the shutdown. As the shutdown is a dynamic situation with an unknown outcome, we will inform the public if/when there are any changes. We will post updates on our site: workforce.org/news

About the career center network:

Workforce Partnership career centers offer job search and career development resources to all San Diego County job seekers, regardless of income or background—at no cost. Services include:

  • Employment opportunities, workshops and hiring events
  • Low- and no-cost training and education programs for eligible job seekers
  • Computers, internet, phones, printers and other technology for job search
  • Labor market information—learn what industries are hiring for what skills
  • Priority service for veterans and their spouses

Locations: workforce.org/career-centers

East County                 924 East Main St., El Cajon, CA 92021
South Metro                 4389 Imperial Ave., San Diego, CA 92113
Downtown Library         330 Park Blvd. 5th Floor, San Diego, CA 92101
North County Coastal    1949 Avenida del Oro, Oceanside, CA 92056
North County Inland      649 W. Mission Ave., Escondido, CA 92025
South County               1111 Bay Blvd., Chula Vista, CA 91911

San Diego Workforce Partnership

The Workforce Partnership is the leader for innovative workforce solutions in San Diego County. Since 1974, we have funded and delivered job training programs that enable all job seekers to develop the skills and knowledge needed for in-demand careers. The Workforce Partnership also provides ongoing labor market research on the region’s workforce trends and key industries. Our vision is to ensure that every business in our region has access to a skilled workforce and every job seeker has access to meaningful employment. For more information, visit workforce.org.

Contact

Peter Callstrom, CEO
(619) 228-2900
peterc@workforce.org

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