Panel will focus on growth industries that will need qualified and trained employees

WHAT: Mike Gallo, CEO of Kelly Space and Technology and member of the San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board will participate on a panel entitled, “Jobs, Jobs, Jobs: When and Where?” He will share how the Workforce Investment Board has supported local enterprise, resources available to large and small businesses and success stories from companies who have utilized these programs. Mary Jane Olhasso, administrator for the County of San Bernardino Economic Development Agency will moderate the session at the 3rd Annual I-10 Corridor Economic and Transportation Summit, sponsored by the County of San Bernardino Economic Development Agency.

“The San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board is unique among the approximate 2,300 across the nation in that we provide support and resources to businesses,” said Sandy Harmsen, Executive Director of the Workforce Investment Board and Director of the Workforce Development Department in San Bernardino County. “Not only do we actively support job seekers, but we also assist business with lay-off aversion programs, on-the-job training wage reimbursement incentives and business productivity consulting programs.”

The summit will examine opportunities to combine the economic power of the bustling trade corridor along Interstate 10 and San Bernardino County’s two largest airports as well as examine ongoing efforts to develop a local workforce that can help the Inland Empire’s economy grow. The event will also look at possible impacts of the November 2nd election on growth and the economy.

WHO: Mike Gallo will be joined by Brett Guge, Executive Vice-President of Finance and Administration and Corporate Secretary of California Steel Industries, Inc. (CSI), Michelle Davis, Human Resources Manager at the Home Depot Rapid Deployment Center in Redlands and Dr. John Husing, Principal of Economics & Politics, Inc.

WHEN: October 28, 2010

7:30 a.m. to noon

WHERE: Celebration Hall at the Lewis Family Playhouse

Victoria Gardens in Rancho Cucamonga

Tickets are $35 per person

About the Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County
The Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County (WIB) is comprised of private business representatives and public partners appointed by the County of San Bernardino Board of Supervisors.  The Workforce Investment Board strives to strengthen the skills of the County’s workforce through partnerships with business, education and community-based organizations. The County of San Bernardino Board of Supervisors is committed to providing county resources, which generate jobs and investment.

The Workforce Investment Board, through the County of San Bernardino’s Economic Development Agency and Workforce Development Department, operates the County of San Bernardino’s three America’s Job Centers of California (AJCC). The AJCCs provide individuals with job training, placement and the tools to strengthen their skills to achieve a higher quality of life. The AJCCs also support and provide services to the County’s businesses, including employee recruitment and business retention programs.

Employers and job seekers who are interested in the Workforce Investment Board programs may call: (800) 451-JOBS or visit Also follow us on: Facebook Twitter @InlandEmpireJob; and YouTube



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