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Resources for Startups During COVID-19
How is COVID-19 affecting the startup ecosystem? Alexa Rae Navarro, executive director of Startup San Diego, joins Phil Blair to discuss pandemic resources for startups and how entrepreneurs can find their path.
Using Data to Improve City Services During COVID-19
How can cities pinpoint and respond to citizen needs during a pandemic? Kirby Brady, director of the Performance and Analytics Department for the City of San Diego, explains how San Diego is leveraging data to improve city services and innovate traditional city processes.
Getting a Pulse on the Economy: Using Data to Drive Change in Policy, Job Training, and Work Life Balance
What insights can data provide during a time of crisis? How can research make a change in our everyday lives? An expert panel takes a look at the data we can and cannot access during the COVID-19 pandemic, how data can point to solutions and support for students and workers, and how data can be used with integrity to support government policies.
Restructuring the Economy During and After COVID-19
Ray Major, chief economist at SANDAG, talks with Phil Blair about the economic impacts of COVID-19 in San Diego. He shares how data is driving decisions and how the future of San Diego will be shaped by this economic crisis.
The Impacts of COVID-19 on San Diego's Economy
The impacts of COVID-19 on San Diego's economy have been swift and far-reaching. Eduardo Velasquez, director of research at the San Diego Regional Economic Development Corporation (EDC) joins Phil Blair to discuss the results of an ongoing survey of local businesses that highlights the immediate and future consequences and challenges facing the region.
Employment Trends and Job Seeker Resources During COVID-19
The economic impacts of the COVID-19 epidemic are rapidly revealing themselves - job loss, stock market crashes, financial instability and more. How is San Diego, and the nation at large, coping and responding? Peter Callstrom of the San Diego Workforce Partnership shares resources for job seekers, a perspective on what the stimulus package might bring, and paths forward for our region's employers.
Careers and Coronavirus - An HR Perspective
How do pandemics affect the world of work? Heather Whitley joins Phil Blair to discuss how COVID-19 is affecting employers and employees. Hear an HR perspective on the immediate impacts to job seekers, sectors where we are gaining and losing jobs, changing views on flexible schedules, how the traditional hiring process is adapting, and what you can do to ready yourself for when the market reopens.
ISAs in San Diego - Workforce Frontiers Symposium 2019
San Diego Wokrforce Partnership's Andy Hall shares how ISAs (income sharing agreements) are creating sustainable workforce development financing.
How Data is Bringing Career Connections to the Classroom - Workforce Frontiers Symposium 2019
How do we engage a community with research? The San Diego Workforce Partnership's Sarah Burns discusses employment opportunities in San Diego's priority sectors and the tools being developed to communicate those opportunities to job seekers, educators, students, and more.
Immigrant Integration: A Social and Economic Imperative - Workforce Frontiers Symposium 2019
Immigrants and refugees represent nearly a fourth of San Diego County - and nearly $20 billion dollars in earning power. Workforce planning and development needs to create strategies to integrate the talent of these individuals into our community and businesses. Dyna R. Jones and Rahmatullah Mokhtar share their stories of finding a place in the workforce.
Racial Equity and the Economic Reality of Workers - Workforce Frontiers Symposium 2019
Ethnic and racial diversity is a key strength in workforce development as well as moral imperative. How can we better match skills to opportunity? Molly Bashay, state policy analyst for the National Skills Coalition, explains how better workforce policies are needed to advance equity.
Quality Jobs: A Pathway to the American Dream - Workforce Frontiers Symposium 2019
The Aspen Institute's Mark Popovich examines the ways employers can leverage quality jobs to impact quality of life for their employees. He advocates changing the narrative around workers/employers as well as supporting policy changes to "raise the floor" and "build the ladders."
Gentry Patrick: True Access to Opportunity - Opportunity Summit 2019
From the viewpoint of a community leader who made the journey from Compton to a University of California professorship, Dr. Gentry Patrick considers the difference between an open door and true access.
Radical Opportunity: Unleashing the Talent of Young Adults - Opportunity Summit 2019
Two of Americas corporations, Gap Inc. and Hyatt Hotels, have set ambitious goals for hiring, mentoring and promoting opportunity youth. Meet the women who are leading these initiatives from the c-suite and learn why these employers see opportunity youth as a strategic investment. Each leader is joined on stage by a young adult who found a career foothold through their efforts.
The Local Impact of Justice Involvement - Opportunity Summit 2019
Deme Hill discusses how to authentically engage youth. She examines justice systems and social services systems can be effective partners for change.
Laying the Groundwork: Opportunity Youth in Our Region - Opportunity Summit 2019
The OpportunitySD Leadership Council shares the latest opportunity youth data for our region and their perspective on our progress, our challenges and our promises.
Shaney jo Darden - #HerPower: Education, Vision, Empowerment
"I use art to start conversations about something that is serious and complex." Shaney jo Darden, Founder and Global Creative Chief of The Keep A Breast Foundation, shares her journey in the world of art and activism. As someone who has carved out a career path focused on community and compassion, she stresses the importance discovering your unique talents and finding a place for them in your everyday work. Recorded on 03/12/2019.
Finding Your Unique Career Path - #HerPower: Education, Vision, Empowerment
A panel of distinguished speakers shares their inspiring vision and experiences, while bringing awareness to the issues faced by women working in nontraditional fields and industries. Recorded on 03/12/2019.
Ongoing Help from College Career Center with Kris Hergert - Job Won
If you aren't an undergraduate at UC San Diego there are still services you can take advantage of at the Career Center at UC San Diego. Kris Hergert, executive director, talks with Phil Blair about offerings for alumni, extension students and other non-traditional students, such as veterans, at the Career Center.
Career Planning for College Students with Kris Hergert - Job Won
You may not have your career goals figured out when you start college but you can get help from a college career center to start to plan for your future.
Kris Hergert, executive director of the Career Center at UC San Diego, talks with Phil Blair about his work preparing students for their careers. He reminds students that it's never too early to start planning for the future. From summer internships to plans for graduate school, college career centers are a great resource...
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