San Diego jobs
October 9, 2011 (San Diego) -- San Diego State University (SDSU) has received a joint grant of $1.67 million for its Jobs Accelerator program from the Economic Development Administration (EDA), the Small Business Administration and the Employment Training Administration (ETA).
“Our number one priority is job creation,” said Congressman Bob Filner (D-San Diego), in announcing the award. “Our region has been in dire need of this type of investment in our economy and our students. In a time when school and local budgets are being cut to the bone, this grant will go a long way to creating the good paying jobs we need, training the workforce, and help us move into a new green energy economy.”
August 16, 2011 (San Diego –Congresswoman Susan Davis (D-San Diego) will host a Boot Camp for Job Seekers on August 30. Her office announced the event today, following a visit to her office by constituents concerned about jobs.
“I appreciate the efforts of those who visited my office today and made their voices heard. I welcome their suggestions for job creation,” Davis said. “I share the frustration that the current Congress has not done enough to address the real issue at the root of the deficit and the root of our stagnate economy – it’s the lack of jobs!"
August 16, 2011 (San Diego's East County)--Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-El Cajon) invites job-seekers to a Fall Job Fair on Friday August 26 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The event will be held at Cuyamaca College in the Student Center Room. Approximately 72 employers have committed to participate.
August 9, 2011 (San Diego)—“Put a star in your future and become a part of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department,” states in invitation for a career exhibition Saturday, August 13. The Sheriff’s Department is creating a large pool of diverse and qualified female candidates for the 2016 opening of the Las Colinas Detention Facility in Santee.
The Grossmont College Adult Reentry Program will host “Recreate Yourself,” a free orientation meeting for adults interested in returning to school to learn a new career, earn a college diploma or upgrade workplace skills for a job promotion, from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 2.
March 29, 2011 (Rancho San Diego) – Cuyamaca College will again provide free classes and hands-on work experience in green building and sustainable energy to eligible students through a training program funded by San Diego Workforce Partnership. The $1.6 million in funding comes from federal stimulus money along with grants from the State Energy Program, Workforce Investment Act, State Energy Sector Partnership and others.
Robert Garber, interim president of Cuyamaca College, said the green building program is part of the college’s commitment to train workers for the expanding green economy.
November 20, 2010 (Rancho San Diego)-- Cuyamaca College and three other community colleges will be providing free classes and hands-on work experience in green building and sustainable energy to 360 students through a training program funded by San Diego Workforce Partnership. The $1.6 million in funds for the program comes from federal stimulus money along with grants from the State Energy Program, Workforce Investment Act, and State Energy Sector Partnership and others.
Over 7,000 East County Students & Parents Expected to Attend Largest Career/College Fair in San Diego County
October 8, 2010 (El Cajon) The Grossmont Union High School District will host its seventh annual “Got Plans?” Career & College Fair for 9 - 12th grade students and parents on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Cuyamaca College.
100,000 MORE SAN DIEGANS FELL INTO POVERTY OR ECONOMIC HARDSHIP IN 2009; EL CAJON HAS HIGHEST POVERTY RATE IN COUNTY AT 22.4%
30% are economically challenged; 17% of region’s children live below federal poverty line
East County News Service
September 29, 2010 (San Diego) -- More than 100,000 San Diego County residents fell from the middle class into poverty or severe economic hardship in the past two years. The County's highest poverty rate (22.4%) is in El Cajon.
September 13, 2010 (El Cajon) -- The Grossmont College Adult Reentry Program will host “Who Foots The Bill,” a free informational meeting for adults interested in returning to school to reenter the workforce, learn a new career, earn a college diploma or upgrade skills for a job promotion. The event is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 21. Speakers include financial experts offering advice on estimating and planning for college expenses, along with information on admission procedures, transfer programs and financial aid.
GREEN DESIGN & BUILDING WORKSHOPS OFFERED JUNE 5 BY PIONEERS IN NEW GREEN AND FIRE-RESISTANT MATERIALS
Lakeside’s EcoTectura designer Michael Monterey teams up with eco-planner Jim Bell
May 21, 2010 (San Diego) -- Need a green career upgrade or an affordable green dream home? Want near zero or net zero energy bills, super low maintenance, and millennial durability?
Jim Bell and Michael Monterey, two of our region’s top experts on green design, have teamed up to offer information on their innovative new materials and designs for natural heating and cooling as well as ultragreen sustainability in areas with high temperature fires, earthquakes, high winds, mold, and termites. In other words, design elements ideal for East County!
Company credits AB 32 as incentive for expansion; plans to add 100 manufacturing jobs—and is attracting other green firms
By Richard Darvas
May 10, 2010 (Otay Mesa) -- Clean-tech industries are a “wave of the future for San Diego,” declared San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders after a tour of Siliken Renewable Energy’s solar manufacturing plant, located roughly two miles north of the Mexican border in Otay Mesa.
Company executives have announced a massive 50% expansion in the clean-energy provider’s Otay Mesa workforce operations.
March 9, 2010 (San Diego) -- The County's Health and Human Services Agency Strategic Planning & Operations Support Division will hold public hearings in central and east regions of San Diego County to give interested community members an opportunity to provide input on refugee employment services in San Diego County.
February 18, 2010 (El Cajon ) – The U.S. Census Bureau will hold employment testing in the Grossmont College Career Center on Monday, February 22 at 10 a.m. Full and part-time jobs are available for the 2010 census, including supervisory and non-supervisory positions.
February 14, 2010 (Rancho San Diego) – If your company has a “help wanted” ad, you can now place your job listing free in the Rancho San Diego-Jamul Chamber of Commerce monthly newsletter, The Bridge.
“We will also list job fairs as a free community service,” said RSDJ Chamber President Valerie Harrison.
February 4, 2010 (El Cajon) – Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) will host a community job fair in conjunction with the East County Career Center on February 19, 2010, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Ronald Reagan Community Center, 195 E. Douglas Avenue in El Cajon next to the El Cajon Library). Job applicants are urged to bring your resumes and dress for success.
New economic data released earlier this month shows that the national unemployment rate remains at 10 percent, Hunter observed.
December 31, 2009 (San Diego) -- The Economic Policy Institute (EPI has issued a nationwide local jobs initiative called the American Jobs Plan. The five-point plan to create jobs for Americans has been embraced by the Obama administration following a recent jobs summit and is under consideration in Congress.
Last month, EPI issued a statement in collaboration with the NAACP, the AFL-CIO and other groups that called for a stronger focus on creating jobs as the only way to ensure a robust economic recovery. The plan calls for strengthening the safety net, fiscal relief for state and local governments, investment in transportation and schools, public service jobs, and a job creation tax credit.