SDBJ SPECIAL REPORTS
WORKFORCE: Staffing Agencies, Employers See A Hot Job Market for Some n By EMMET PIERCE Unemployment rates remain high as the nation continues its slow climb out of the recession, but there are many
Unemployment rates remain high as the nation continues its slow climb out of the recession, but there are many positions in the San Diego region for which workers have remained in high demand.
HEALTH: Telemedicine Targets the Inefficiencies Of Health Care Delivery
SPECIAL REPORT - TELEMEDICINE: The overcrowding of emergency departments has long been a major driver of the nation’s health care cost crisis.
BUSINESS: Women Owners, Execs Succeed In Leadership Roles
Thirty years ago, Celia Hunter was one of only two women majoring in construction management at Oklahoma State University. She is now the founding CEO of a San Diego construction management firm, Hunter Pacific Group, which employs 28 and has had contracts ranging up to $1.3 billion.
RESEARCH: Firm Expects to Grow 35% This Year
It started as a door to door solo mission. In 1977, Roseanne Luth would walk from house to house, asking homeowners to fill out product surveys, organizing church assemblies to do focus group taste testing —tapping into the consumer’s psyche to learn what beer or detergent or radio station the market liked best.
SDA Security is one of the leading safety and security providers in Southern California. Family owned and locally operated since 1930, SDA is a full-service shop which offers advanced burglary and intrusion detection, fire and environmental monitoring.
DINING: Some Local Restaurateurs See Right Time to Bet on Expansion
Consumers remain in a cautious mood when it comes to spending on meals outside the home, but several San Diego County restaurant operators see enough improvement happening in the economy to continue planning new locations and business expansions.
RESTAURANTS: Gourmet Food Trucks Number About 50 and Growing in the County
For years, Francisco Moreno’s mother ran a taco truck. Now he is opening up his own. But unlike his mother’s, which served traditional Mexican fare, Moreno’s concept fits in with the burgeoning trend of gourmet food trucks that have been sprouting up around the country.
James Brennan came to San Diego in 1992, straight from high school in Manhattan. After graduating from the University of San Diego, he originally made his career in the real estate world. First, in mortgages where he personally funded over $500M in loans and was named to the Mortgage Originator Magazine Top 200 in the Nation five years in a row.
MANUFACTURING: Exports Represent About 70% of Sales Volume
A lot of this nation’s manufacturing may be outsourced to cheaper labor countries, but some products, particularly those with a high degree of complexity, remain entrenched here.
William R. “Bob” Grande is the president and CEO of Quality Controlled Manufacturing Inc. The company was founded in 1978 in a garage in Santee.
CONSTRUCTION: New Library Delivers the Right Features Inside and Out
For the past three years, Turner Construction Co. and its 50 subcontractors have been erecting the library of the future on a square block at 11th Avenue and Park Boulevard in San Diego’s bustling East Village.
TRAVEL: Planned Center Would Cut Emissions, Congestion
By early 2016, San Diego International Airport will join the growing throng of major U.S. airports turning their rental car operations into a centralized, one-stop hub for busy travelers.