SDBJ SPECIAL REPORTS
WORKFORCE: Employees Shun Blanket Benefits Coverage, Preferring To Quilt a Package That Fits Their Lifestyle and Needs
As competition for skilled workers increases, some businesses in the San Diego region are offering wider choices of employee benefits in order to retain their talent.
INSURANCE: Active Shooter Insurance Begins to Take Shape As Insurers Offer Financial Protection from Violence and Its Effects
Active shooter situations are joining the list of tragedies that can be insured through corporate policies. But active shooter insurance is still relatively rare, with no consensus yet on what a typical policy should look like.
Why go downtown? When San Diegans fell in love with the suburbs after World War II, people asked the question with a negative tone. Why go downtown? Nothing there but sailors and grit.
Special Report | Minority-Owned businesses
The San Diego region’s diverse population is increasingly reflected in the minority-owned businesses that provide a range of services, from tech support, to general contracting to logistics.
DEVELOPMENT: Local Engineering Firms Find Cooperation Creates an Opening for Them in $1.3 Billion Waterfront Project
When it comes to bidding for a project the size of the Manchester Pacific Gateway, divide and conquer isn’t a bad strategy. At least, that’s what four local engineering firms decided when they took on and beat out the national competition.
Cos. Find Savings As Employer Mandate Drives Growth in Health Care Co-Ops
A new government mandate is pushing employers to join cost-sharing co-ops to help pay for health insurance benefits.
New State Law Broadens Efforts to Narrow Gender Wage Gap
Women still make less than men in a majority of industries (79 cents on the dollar by most accounts) despite state and federal laws aimed at narrowing the gender pay gap.
WORKFORCE: Bus Tour Shows Students Extent Of Opportunities Downtown
The dynamic has confounded local tech companies for years: The University of California, San Diego has almost 9,000 engineering students, and one of the largest and most successful computer science programs in the country, yet many suitable local high-tech job openings go unfilled.
Business Schools Add Programs to Ensure Grads Have Communication Skills
Having strong academic skills can help university graduates land interviews for promising jobs, but those meetings won’t lead to employment unless they’ve also developed “soft skills.”
After years of debates, lawsuits and postponements afflicting various waterfront projects in downtown San Diego — some of which are now being built — residents and government leaders may be ready for something a little more harmonious.
PROPERTY: Industrial Opportunities Limited To Suburban Submarkets
Fueled by steady job growth, San Diego County’s commercial real estate scene in 2015 saw a continuation of post-recession trends including dropping vacancy rates and rising rents.
San Diego Market Somewhat Insulated From External Volatility
The start of 2016 had many kinds of investors reaching for the Pepto-Bismol, as the year began with a severe economic slowdown in China, a global plunge in oil prices, and widespread volatility in U.S. stock markets.