Recruiting hundreds of security officers for Securitas USA is a year-round job for Major Geraldine Farris who says a key component of her recruitment process is attending job fairs organized by the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board.

“Every year the job fairs hosted by the Workforce Investment Board provide me with high caliber staff with the experience I need to fill many full-time and part-time vacancies across the Inland Empire,” said Major Farris.

Securitas USA attended three WIB-sponsored job fairs this fall held in San Bernardino, Ontario and Victorville.

Major Farris recruited 20 full-time and 10 part-time employees for a variety of positions including on-site guards and patrols. She also took on 160 temporary staff members for special event security to work at shows such as the LA County Fair, Oktoberfest and BlizzCon, Anaheim.

She says many of the temporary workers are placed in permanent positions.

“The job fairs are professionally run and well-organized. There is always a meet and greet at the start and friendly staff to help you set up – it really sets the tone for the whole event.

“I’m able to meet people face-to-face and get a feel for what sort of person I am hiring rather than just reviewing applications on line,” added Major Farris, from the Securitas local offices in Ontario. “I find that candidates I meet at the Workforce Investment Board fairs seem well prepared, dress professionally and bring copies of their resumes. I can always ensure I will hire high quality staff which makes it worthwhile going to the events.”

Securitas USA is the oldest and largest security company in the nation and has more than 640 local branch managers and approximately 86,000 security officers, providing security solutions to meet the specific needs of thousands of businesses.