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San Bernardino training and employment assistance no-cost program offers mentorship, work experience, and skills training for youths 17-21

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board today announced that it is accepting applications for its 2013 youth training and employment assistance program. The program has 503 openings for youth ages 17 to 21.

Students learn about career opportunities at Y4 Youth Resource Event hosted by San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- At the April 27 Y4 Youth Resource Event hosted by the County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board, Candice Fedrick took the stage to tell her story. Y4 stands for 'Why Youth? Why wait? Why now? Why not? Because the next generation is already here!' It is an event for at-risk youth to celebrate launching careers and advancing their education.

San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board Appoints New Leadership for Economic Development in California

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Today, the Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County announced the induction of Tony Myrell, Jon Novack, and Dr. William Sterling as chairman, vice chairman, and treasurer of the board respectively. The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board is a public-private volunteer board that oversees the use of federal dollars to train the local workforce to support local employers.

County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board surveys 1400 local businesses to identify trends in future hiring and growth

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board surveyed 1,400 local Calif. businesses to identify trends in future hiring and growth. The results indicated that companies are recovering and beginning to hire in the County's top demand industries: manufacturing, health care, transportation and logistics, energy and utilities, and construction.

San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board Member Audrey Mathews Honored with ASPA Lifetime Achievement Award

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Audrey Mathews, San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board Member, has received the American Society for Public Administration's Elmer B. Staats Lifetime Achievement Award for Distinguished Public Service. The award ceremony was held on March 19, at the Hilton New Orleans Hotel during ASPA's Annual Conference.

Hi-Desert Medical Center Meets Staffing Needs with Help from San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Leveraging the Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County's On-the-Job Training program, the Hi-Desert Medical Center has recently added 6 full-time registered nurses and saved $25,000 in hiring and training costs.

Northwest Pipe employees complete San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board process improvement program

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Employees of Northwest Pipe, a leading manufacturer of welded steel pipe, have completed the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board (SBCWIB) process improvement program. Completion of this program has done more than increase employee productivity and safety, it has created new jobs.

San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board Recruits Unemployed Young Adults for @LIKE Project

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board is recruiting unemployed young adults, ages 18 to 24, for the launch of the Linking Innovation Knowledge and Employment project (@LIKE). @LIKE is a collaborative effort among three of the region's Workforce Investment Boards, San Bernardino, Riverside and Imperial Counties.

San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board Helps C-PAK Industries Inc. Hire the Right People at the Right Time

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- C-PAK Industries, Inc., a leading custom rotational molding company in San Bernardino, recently expanded its team by hiring eight employees through the County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board's On-the-Job Training program.

San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board helps Patton Sales Corporation Expand

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Patton Sales Corporation, a steel service center and manufacturer based in Ontario, has expanded its business, the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board announced today. Two years ago, Patton Sales Corp. was in danger of laying off employees.

Study to Identify County's Demand Employment Sectors launched by San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board conducted a study to identify the top demand sectors for employment in San Bernardino County. The results showed that manufacturing, health care, transportation and logistics, energy and utilities, and construction are the top five industries that will be seeking a skilled workforce in San Bernardino County to fill available jobs.

East End Job Fair Offers Hundreds of Jobs for San Bernardino Area – Workforce Investment Board Connects Businesses with Job Seekers

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- At a time when good local jobs are in high demand, the Inland Empire East End Job Fair hosted by the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board will offer local job seekers the chance to meet with dozens of employers and access hundreds of job opportunities.

Sandy Harmsen Appointed to Chair California Workforce Association

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board announced that Executive Director Sandy Harmsen was appointed to Chair of the California Workforce Association's Executive Committee. The committee facilitates the direction and management of the Association.

San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board Offers Employer and Job-Seeker Services to Victorville and Surrounding Community

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board announced it opened a new Employment Resource Center in Victorville. The Employment Resource Centers help county residents re-enter the workforce or transfer their skills from shrinking industries to expanding industries.

San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board's job fair is attended by more than 1,500 job seekers

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- At six o'clock in the morning, Sean Lunsford was the second person in line for the Inland Empire West End Job Fair hosted by the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board at the L.A./Ontario International Airport. A few hours later, he walked out with an appointment for a job interview.

San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board's Business-Friendly Program Helped Save 1,709 Jobs and Create 215 New Jobs

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board's Process Improvement Program, with Deisell Consultants, LLC, has saved 1,709 jobs and allowed local employers to potentially create 215 new jobs.

Michael Gallo and Joseph Williams appointed to California Workforce Investment Board by Gov. Brown

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board announced that Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. appointed two of its members to the California Workforce Investment Board. They are Michael Gallo, 54 of San Bernardino and Joseph Williams, 36, of Redlands.

Workforce Development Month celebrated in San Bernardino County

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors declared September 2012 to be Workforce Development Month. The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board will be recognized for its programs that assist job seekers and businesses when they have nowhere else to turn.

San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board Partnership with Kaiser Permanente Helps LVNs Graduate

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) has stepped in to fill the need for Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN) by partnering with Kaiser Permanente Fontana and Ontario Medical Centers. Ten employees comprised the third class of graduates from the Pathways to LVN Program in May 2012. The training was provided by Chaffey College.

SB Workforce Investment Board prepared to help California businesses and job seekers through economic recovery

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) surveyed 2,220 local businesses regarding growth, employment trends and quality of workforce for the region and industry sector. The top three industries in the County - healthcare, transportation and logistics and manufacturing - indicate hiring and business growth is expected.

San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board partners with Dept. of Behavioral Health to Place 279 Youth in Summer Jobs

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California's San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board partnered with the Department of Behavioral Health to place 279 youth in summer jobs with local employers. The grant paid the wages to County youth ages 18-25 years old and provided transportation assistance as well as work readiness training prior to starting their jobs.

Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County announces Four At-Large members Appointed by Chair Josie Gonzales

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County, a public-private volunteer board that oversees the use of federal dollars to train the local workforce to support local employers, announced five At-Large members appointed by Chair Josie Gonzales, County of San Bernardino Fifth District Supervisor.

San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board Hosts Celebration and Job Fair for Veterans and Their Families

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board will host, 'Honoring Our Vets,' job fair on National Flag Day, Thursday, June 14, 2012, from 3 to 8 p.m. at Mojave Narrows Regional Park, 18000 Yates Road in Victorville, Calif. There will be employment workshops, a barbeque and a honor guard celebration for veterans and their families.

Workforce Investment Act Funding Provides California Teens and Young Adults with Career and Educational Opportunities

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board announced on the heels of the Y4 event on Friday, April 27 that unemployed youth may apply for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) youth program. The program gives eligible youth access to educational and career opportunities and job skills programs through adult and peer mentoring and counseling.

Sixty California Entrepreneurs sought by San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- California's San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board invites dislocated workers, veterans and county residents 18 years and older who want to launch their own Internet or service-based business to enroll in an entrepreneur training program. The board will fund training for 60 participants and the deadline to enroll is May 18, 2012.

LEAN Manufacturing Program with California Manufacturing Technology Consulting helps Bishamon Industries

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- When Robert Stone, vice president of Engineering and Manufacturing at Bishamon Industries Corporation, received a letter from the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board about the LEAN Manufacturing Program with California Manufacturing Technology Consulting (CMTC), it couldn't have come at a better time.

San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board's Successful Collaborations with Local Employers Used as Best Practice for Congress

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The Workforce Investment Board (WIB) of San Bernardino County was recognized by the nonpartisan U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) for innovative business-friendly programs. The WIB was asked to present to congress how it used Workforce Investment Act funds to encourage job retention and hiring.

Workforce Investment Board partners with Roadtrip Nation to help more than 1,300 of the County's unemployed and at-risk youth

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Continuing its support of young people facing obstacles to employment, the Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County partnered with the Roadtrip Nation Experience to provide an intensive curriculum to the Year-round Workforce Investment Act youth program.

San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board Grant Expanded to Fund Job Training for Laid-Off Census Workers

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board announced that a $1.5 million Workforce Investment Act, Multi-Sector Partnership National Emergency Grant has been expanded to include laid-off census workers. This grant has nearly 200 spaces available to fill by the close of June 30, 2012. Census workers who were laid off between September 21, 2010, and September 27, 2011 are eligible to apply at one of San Bernardino County's Employment Resource Centers.

US Dept. of Labor selects San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board Summer Youth Employment Program for Independent Study

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Labor Employment Training Administration selected the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board Summer Youth Employment Program to participate in a study of youth training innovators. Findings of this study will be used to inform workforce investment boards nationwide of best practices.

Veterans Make Valuable Contributions in San Bernardino: Employers use Desert Green Veterans Grant to hire vets to rebuild devastated community

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Dalton Trucking, a transportation company based out of Fontana, is now shipping modular building units that will become the temporary facility for St. John's Regional Medical Care Center in Joplin, MO. The transportation company couldn't have taken on such a project without On-the-Job Training incentives and employee referral support through the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board.

San Bernardino County Business Consulting Program Helps Microdyne Plastics Reduce Pricing, Cut Costs And Remain Competitive

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board's partnership with California Manufacturing Technology Consulting(R) (CMTC) helped a local manufacturer, Microdyne Plastics, create a more competitive pricing structure and identify cost savings to maintain profitability.

California Steel's Craft Development Program gets boost from San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board (WIB) has been an instrumental partner in helping local manufacturers such as California Steel Industries, Inc. (CSI) successfully graduate 34 electricians and 17 mechanics from its craft development program.

200 laid-off workers being recruited for free job training by San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. /California Newswire/ -- Two hundred laid-off workers are being recruited for free job training by the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board. Employers are also being sought to receive a reimbursement for wages paid through On-the-Job Training contracts.

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