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Shortchanged (2005)


CPI Report


This study evaluates the types of employment in the private sector in the Centre City (downtown) area of San Diego. Although the Centre City area has been the focus of 30 years and over $780 million of public investment in urban revitalization—the jobs created in downtown San Diego do not contribute to the high-wage, high-tech economy for which the region is known. Rather, thousands of jobs in the downtown are pay below a self-sufficiency wage, and have higher rates of uninsured workers than in the County.

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Justice for Warehouse Workers/ Justicia Para Trabajadores de almacen

join the fight against wage theft/ Unéte a la lucha contra robo de salario