Employment and Jobs

San Diego Workforce Partnership Launches New Retail Research Website

November 1, 2019  • Economic Opportunities Program

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The San Diego Workforce Partnership launched a new website to share research findings and resources developed as part of our Reimagine Retail initiative. The Workforce Partnership conducted research on the local retail sector — including cross-border purchasing and employment patterns, the impact of new minimum wage legislation, racial disparity in the sector, and the future of retail jobs. The website shares research findings through an interactive retail industry report, an audio-guided deep-dive into the sector, and findings from interviews with workers and retailers. The site also includes practical research tools the Workforce Partnership developed in the work. Results of their research led the Workforce Partnership to reshape service delivery to workers and engagement strategies with retail businesses. Their experiences offer insights for workforce leaders around the country. To explore these new resources, visit the Workforce Partnership’s website.

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Learn more about SDWP on their Reimagine Retail profile page and at workforce.org.

 

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