We are a female owned; small business involved in our community in the San Diego Promise Zone, a low-income community. Our focus is to provide training to individuals that are facing employment barriers.
As members of this great community nestled in America’s Finest City, Worksters creates employment opportunities for low-income residents. We foster and challenge other small businesses to do the same. Educational opportunities as well as on the job training offer an opportunity for the underserved to advance in a career and improve the standard of living of our residents, households, and larger family networks. At Worksters, nothing is more important than the health, happiness and stability of our own community. It goes beyond training, we mentor, partner, and venture with various teams throughout the area to find candidates who might have a barrier to entry…whether that is training or other basic needs that time after time continues to prevent someone from obtaining a position and flourishing in the workplace.
Worksters supports numerous Veteran, Small Business and Community projects/charities
We create jobs were they are needed the most
City of San Diego Promise Zone
The San Diego Promise Zone (SDPZ) has high unemployment, low educational attainment, insufficient access to healthy foods, concentrated poverty, rising crime, and the least affordable housing in the nation. Worksters is located in the San Diego Promise Zone. The San Diego Promise Zone, on June 6, 2016, became one of twenty-two federally designated Promise Zones in the United States and one of only four in California. The San Diego Promise Zone (SDPZ) covers a 6.4-square-mile targeted area that spans East Village and Barrio Logan east to Encanto and Emerald Hills and is home to the City’s most disadvantaged and underserved communities.
More than 77,000 San Diegans live in SDPZ. Unemployment is high (15.61 percent), and poverty concentrated (39.06 percent). The area struggles with low educational attainment, insufficient access to healthcare and healthy foods, rising crime rates and the least affordable housing in the country.
Worksters is proud to be an SBA certified HUBZone small business. The HUBZone program is an SBA program for companies that have an office and employ people living in Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZones). HUBZone small businesses are dedicated to building up communities, creating jobs, and supporting the local economy. Our status as a HUBZone company is just one way that Worksters showcases our dedication to bettering the areas we live in.
Training individuals who faced barriers to employment
We provide training to certain targeted groups who have consistently faced significant barriers to employments. Such groups may include single parents, veterans, and youth. Our Team works with the County of San Diego and local non profit organizations to help us provide training and create quality jobs in the San Diego Promise Zone.