North County Business Briefs, Aug. 22 – The San Diego Union-Tribune


Chamber hosting job fair Thursday

The Greater Escondido Chamber of Commerce hosts a free in-person job fair from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Thursday at the chamber, 720 N. Broadway. The event will take place in the parking lot with socially distanced booths/tents, and food provided for attendees. Meet dozens of employers looking to fill hundreds of positions, and learn about the various businesses and industries looking to hire. There will be raffles for gift cards and more. Co-host of the fair is CSL Staffing. Positions available include administrators, customer service reps, insurance specialists, accountants, warehouse/shipping and receiving, freight and packing, production/assembly, machine operators, tool maker, wine specialists and delivery drivers. Register and learn more at


Issa’s office holds free cybersecurity webinar

The office of Congressman Darrell Issa (CA-50) will host a free online cybersecurity webinar for small business owners and organization leaders from 11 a.m.-noon Wednesday. The chief of cybersecurity for the western United States from the national Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency will speak and answer questions. Register for this virtual session at The webinar is part of an ongoing series provided by Issa to residents of the 50th Congressional District. For notifications of other events, register at

Pechanga holding job fair Wednesday

Dozens of positions at Pechanga Resort Casino, spanning all departments, will be the focus of a job fair from 8 a.m.-noon and 1-4 p.m. Wednesday at the Temecula resort/casino. Those seeking work in the food and beverage sector and the hotel/resort sectors are encouraged to apply and meet one-on-one with hiring managers. Open positions include line cooks, servers, bartenders, stewards, cocktail servers, reservations agents, environmental services team, massage therapists, lifeguards, marketing ambassadors and managerial positions. The job fair will be in the second floor meeting rooms in the Pechanga Resort Tower. Candidates can upload resumes ahead of time at, and also bring a few copies with them. Walk-ins are welcome. All open positions can be found at

Company donates $10K to challenged athletes

San Diego’s Challenged Athletes Foundation recently received a $10,000 donation from BJA Partners, an area insurance company, as part of the “Make More Happen” awards. The award program is sponsored by Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance. CAF provides opportunities and support to people with physical challenges so they can pursue active lifestyles. The $10,000 donation will help disabled children by providing equipment such as prosthetic legs, adaptive wheelchairs or specialized coaching to relearn how to walk or run. BJA Partners originally received a $5,000 donation, and was given the chance to raise an additional $5,000 by conducting a local awareness campaign for the nonprofit. The goal was met, increasing the donation to $10,000. Throughout 2021, Liberty Mutual and Safeco Insurance are selecting 34 independent agents nationwide for Make More Happen awards. In July, San Diego’s Mainline Insurance Services donated its $10,000 Make More Happen award to Big Table, which helps San Diego restaurant and hospitality workers in need.


City offering grants to nonprofits

San Marcos has opened a $3 million COVID-19 Nonprofit Community Grant Program, aimed at helping essential nonprofits that serve San Marcos residents who have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic. The city is working with the North County COVID Relief Fund to administer the grants. Target populations will include underrepresented communities containing (but not limited to) youth, low-income individuals and families, seniors, immigrants and active military and veteran families. Applications are being accepted at The web page also outlines specific eligibility requirements and provides details on the grant process. For more about the program on the city’s website, visit Or learn more in a webinar offered from 1-2 p.m. Tuesday or Aug. 31. Register at


Chamber hosts Wednesday lunch

The Vista Chamber of Commerce hosts a lunch mob at noon Wednesday at Culichi Town, 307 Vista Village Drive. Open to members and nonmembers. This is a no-host event; guests buy their own food and beverages. Register at

Please send items at least two weeks before events take place to Please put “Business News” in the subject line.

Comments are closed.