Veterans’ Transitions to the Workforce

November 11, 2019

The San Diego Workforce Partnership commissioned qualitative assessments and analyses of veteran employment and hiring in San Diego County, motivated by our commitment to building a more resilient labor market in the region. This study sought to determine some of the strengths, weaknesses and challenges that veterans in San Diego County face throughout the process of transitioning out of the military and into meaningful employment in the civilian labor market.

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Justice involvement in California’s Southern Border Region

November 7, 2019

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 justice-involved individuals in San Diego and Imperial Counties. This report provides background on California’s corrections system and an overview of the Southern Border Region’s justice-involved population.

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Priority sector posters 2019

October 9, 2019

As part of regional planning for the Southern Border Region (SBR)—comprising San Diego and Imperial counties—the SBR research team regularly updates the priority sectors. See below for the 2019 edition of the priority sector posters for San Diego County.

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Priority sectors 2019

Workforce Needs in Defense

September 24, 2019

The San Diego Workforce Partnership and the South County Economic Development Council engaged in survey research that highlights short- and long-term workforce needs in two specific defense subsectors: The Professional, Scientific & Technical Services (PST) sector and unmanned systems (aerial, underwater, land, and surface).

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Retail sector research

August 16, 2019

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.

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

April 19, 2019

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 latest measures and demographics of disconnection that are anchoring our region’s movement to reduce youth disconnection.

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Priority Jobs in San Diego County

March 29, 2019

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 County over the next five years. In addition, every job on this list pays at least a self-sustaining wage at the entry level ($15.99/hr). Whether you are a student or more seasoned job seeker, use this tool to explore local professions with potential. Included are highlights from the 284 businesses surveyed. 

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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 America and SDWP have released new data on opportunity youth in San Diego County. Explore the latest measures and demographics of disconnection that are anchoring our region’s movement to reduce youth disconnection.

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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 workforce.org/reports or workforce.org/posters.

In 2014, the San Diego Workforce Partnership released a series of Priority Sector reports in collaboration with the San Diego and Imperial Counties Community Colleges Association (SDICCCA). The five priority sectors include advanced manufacturing, clean energy, health care, information communication technologies (ICT), and life sciences. We identified and prioritized these sectors for workforce development because of their significant employment growth rates, strong wages and number of job openings.

This year, we are releasing an update for each of the priority sectors in a single report that provides new information and an overview of the changes each sector has experienced since the previous reports were published. This updated research will help guide the public workforce development system in supporting, developing and evaluating employment and training programs for the priority sectors.

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Advanced Manufacturing highlights

Clean Energy highlights

Health Care highlights

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) highlights

Life Sciences highlights