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Workforce Investment Board Helps C-PAK Industries Hire theRight People at the Right Time
Tue, 29 Jan 2013, 14:23:00 EST
SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESSNEWSWIRE) --C-PAK Industries, Inc., a leading custom rotationalmolding company in San Bernardino, recently expanded its team byhiring 8 employees through the County of San Bernardino WorkforceInvestment Board's On-the-Job Training program."This assistance from the Workforce Investment Board allowed us toanticipate needs and enhance our business growth," said CandiceEtchepare, general manager of C-PAK. "In our business, it ischallenging to hire in anticipation of increased demand. The WorkforceInvestment Board's support allowed us to take a risk on newemployees, which paid off when our workload increased."On-the-Job Training reimburses employers for a portion of a new hire'swages during an initial training period. The Workforce Board handledthe recruitment and screening to identify qualified new candidates which reduced the time and expense of hiring newemployees."The employee pre-screening and recruitment services provided by Workforce Investment Board saved us significant cost inselecting new hires," said Etchepare. "Instead of stressing existing employees, paying a lot of overtime and playing catch up,we hired competent new employees and stayed on schedule. We will continue to work with the Workforce Investment Boardfor these services." According to Etchepare, the employees recruited by the Business Resource Team showed a stronger desire to work. "Theretention rate of employees recruited through this program has been higher than those we have found through many other sources," she said.In addition to its recruitment and On-the-Job Training programs for local business, the Workforce Investment Board's BusinessResource Team offers layoff aversion programs and process improvement services that save and create jobs."Helping local companies like C-PAK grow and creating opportunities for local job seekers is how the San Bernardino CountyWorkforce Investment Board continues to support the local economy and community," said Janice Rutherford, Chair andSecond District Supervisor. Additionally the Business Resource Team offers business workshops, access to the On-the-Job Training program andassistance finding job seekers with the right skills. In 2011, the Workforce Investment Board trained more than 3,300 jobseekers to enter careers in high-demand industry sectors and the Business Resource Team visited and establishedrelationships with more than 2,800 local businesses."The Workforce Investment Board's partnership with C-PAK is a great example of how we can serve businesses in thiscounty," said Sandy Harmsen, Executive Director of the Workforce Investment Board. "Combining On-the-Job Training fundsand human resources support is an effective way to help local businesses grow, retain employees and recruit qualified job-seekers."For information on upcoming WIB training classes and programs, contact the local Employment Resource Center or call (800)451-JOBS; visit http://www.csb-win.org/ .
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