San Diego is a region where smart people solve really hard problems.
Talent is one of the primary reasons employers choose to grow and locate in the San Diego region. Home to one of the most educated workforces in the country, EDC’s programs (San Diego: Life. Changing. and Advancing San Diego) help you find and develop the right employees to grow your business. Learn more below.
Talent is the cornerstone of economic growth. Our team creates programming to align workforce and education systems, helping all residents in San Diego access quality jobs.
San Diego was one of five cities in 2019 to receive a $3 million investment as part of JPMorgan Chase’s Advancing Cities Challenge, an initiative to drive inclusive growth and create greater economic opportunity across the U.S.
Advancing San Diego is a collaborative program by EDC, the City of San Diego, San Diego Workforce Partnership, United Way of San Diego, and San Diego & Imperial Counties Community College Association (SDICCCA). Through this initiative, San Diego will cultivate a more inclusive economy, as we look inward to address regional talent shortages and strengthen the relationship between business and education systems.
San Diego: Life. Changing. is a campaign designed to attract and retain talent in San Diego by telling our region’s authentic story. We’re highlighting companies, people, and entrepreneurs that have upgraded their lives and made a global impact, straight from San Diego.
Though the campaign focuses on amplifying opportunities at tech and life sciences companies, it also highlights the numerous career offerings, lifestyle options, and life-changing companies that call this region home.
Find out more about the campaign, get involved, and check out the website.
San Diego UNiversities & colleges
- UC San Diego | ucsd.edu
- San Diego State Universtity | sdsu.edu
- University of San Diego | sandiego.edu
- California State University, San Marcos | csusm.edu
- Point Loma Nazarene University | pointloma.edu
- National University | nu.edu
- San Diego Community College District | sdccd.edu
Explore the region’s Preferred Providers of talent here.
San Diego Job board
Through San Diego: Life. Changing., we’ve partnered with Startup SD and Connect to develop a list of local companies that are hiring. If your SD tech or life sciences company is hiring, you can add yourself to this list here.