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Happy New Year! 


SDWP is off and running in 2014. January is already a busy month with economic forecasting events, new youth programs, and a trip to D.C. for the Workforce Development Council. Learn more by checking out the stories below.


Also, as the new year begins, many job seekers are boosting their search efforts. If you know of anyone who may need help with their r�sum� or is interested in exploring a career pathway, be sure to share the information from our eNews, social media, or workforce.org. 


We look forward to working with all of you in the year to come. 


Peter Callstrom



Peter Callstrom

President & CEO

The Bank of America Merrill Lynch Career Center is open for business and offers counseling, resources and workshops for job seekers, including R�sum� Strategies workshop on January 17. Read on.
On January 13, Congresswoman Susan Davis asked the SDWP to join her in discussing the importance of extending unemployment benefits. Expired benefits affect more than 18,000 San Diegans who depend on the additional funds in order to make ends meetRead on.
This past year has been one of many successes and progress in our mission to support job seekers and employers. We are happy to share a few of our highlights from 2013 and look forward to a new year of service to our region. Read on.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors being held next week will bring together mayors and workforce leaders to examine workforce development issues and to help cities meet the needs of their citizens. SDWP's Peter Callstrom will be participating. Read on.
The Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development hosted a local workshop on its new California Competes Tax Credit. Read on.

The San Diego Business Journal held its annual economic trends event on January 9. The panel of experts, which included SDWP CEO Peter Callstrom, discussed key issues, challenges, and opportunities for our region in 2014. Read on.


During a recent Daily Transcript executive roundtable, industry leaders discussed subjects related to the economy including employment and financial matters. SDWP CEO Peter Callstrom addressed a number of issues related to seeking and securing jobs as well as charting one's career path. Read on.

Community Partner News
Digital Literacy Training is a program that provides educational services and work readiness, and trains youth in the most commonly recognized certification. The SDFF is currently enrolling for this program! Do you know of anyone who may be interested? Read on.
SDWP CEO Peter Callstrom is one of 20 commissioners working to leverage every possible resource, perspective, and level of expertise to impact gang violence in our communities. Read on.
After eight years at the helm, President and CEO Doug Sawyer will retire. Sawyer led the organization through a transformation, strategically investing to improve early grade reading, financial self-sufficiency and ending homelessness. Read on.


San Diego County, SDWP, U-T San Diego, and University of San Diego School of Business Administration will host the Economic Roundtable on January 17. The event will feature a discussion with a panel of experts providing insight into changing market conditions and new economic trends. Read on.

As part of its monthly speaker series, the Pacific Center for Workforce Innovation will host a luncheon on March 4 with Jerry Sanders, President & CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce. Read on.

SDWP provides daily updates on Facebook and Twitter. From the latest labor market data to current news and events, get the info here first! Are you connected? Read on.
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