Fiscal Year 2023 Annual Report

January 12, 2024

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We are pleased to share our Fiscal Year 2023 Annual Report, highlighting collective efforts and selected services during July 1, 2022–June 30, 2023, framed by the organization’s core values—Collaboration, Excellence, Stewardship, Inclusion and Equity. Embracing workforce development requires understanding, meeting

San Diego County Youth Disconnection in the Pandemic

April 19, 2022

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Reducing youth disconnection and the barriers to economic opportunity is critically important to ensure the health of our communities and our economy. Reaching our youth at this critical point in their lives with support, services and hope is life-changing. Data

Employer Attitudes Toward Hiring Justice-involved Workers

April 14, 2021

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Employer attitudes toward justice-involved applicants play a strikingly important role not just for those applicants but for society. Employment is a key driver of desistance from crime, but many justice-involved individuals struggle to find stable employment, partly because they are

Justice Involvement in California’s Southern Border Region

November 7, 2019

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In 2019, the state awarded us $2.4 million to build on the success of our work with Second Chance and the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department serving the reentry population. As a result, we are expanding these services to more

Retail Sector Research

August 16, 2019

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Through The Aspen Institute’s Reimagine Retail Initiative, the San Diego Workforce Partnership undertook a research project to understand the social, economic, and regulatory forces driving change in San Diego County’s retail sector.

Change is Coming: A report on San Diego’s progress on reducing youth disconnection

April 19, 2019

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Last year, we released research on the over 41,000 16–24-year-olds not working and not in school in San Diego County. One year later, Measure of America and the Workforce Partnership have released new data on opportunity youth in the county. Explore the

Priority Jobs in San Diego County

March 29, 2019

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Thinking about your career options and don’t know where to start? The Priority Jobs report uses employer survey responses and labor market information to look at occupations that are expected to have high growth and job openings in San Diego

Initiate! A Report on San Diego’s Progress Reducing Youth Disconnection

March 15, 2018

Last year, we released groundbreaking research on the over 43,000 16–24-year-olds not working and not in school in San Diego County and set bold goals for reducing the rate of youth disconnection across San Diego’s neighborhoods. One year later, Measure of

Priority Sectors: An Update on Labor Force and Training Needs

October 26, 2017

Please note this information has been updated. Please refer to the latest priority sector information available at or In 2014, the San Diego Workforce Partnership released a series of Priority Sector reports in collaboration with the San Diego

Public Sector: Employment Trends and Career Opportunities

October 26, 2017

The public sector is made up of publically controlled and funded entities, providing public goods and services to people living in San Diego County. This study focuses on 36 in-demand occupations in five key occupational clusters within the public sector: