Employees recruited to launch Inland Empire warehouse promoted to manage operations

ONTARIO, Calif. (August 15, 2013) – When S & S Trucking expanded its warehouse operation to Ontario, it needed to hire skilled employees to open the new location. The expert recruiters at the County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board (WIB) referred two qualified candidates to S & S Trucking as well as provided On-the-Job training funds.  These two candidates were hired and have since been promoted. Today they oversee the entire operation as assistant managers.

“We saved time and money by using the Workforce Investment Board’s expertise to identify the right candidates,” said Justin Roberts, Warehouse Manager. “The no-cost recruitment services delivered excellent employees, who are now leaders for our company.”

S & S Trucking Image

Before the WIB, Roberts was recruiting candidates online, a time-consuming process. The Board’s programs provided no-cost applicant screening that limited interviews to the most qualified candidates.  In addition to the first two employees, three others were later hired through this process.

“We are training residents for in-demand job sectors and matching them with employers that provide advancement opportunities,” says Sandy Harmsen, Executive Director for the County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board. “S & S Trucking exemplifies how proper training creates growth opportunities for both the employee and the company.”

The future looks bright for S & S Trucking. The company anticipates expanding operations in the next few months and hiring again through the Workforce Investment Board.

“In one year, the County of San Bernardino trained 3,300 job seekers for high-demand industries and built relationships with 2,800 businesses,” said Janice Rutherford, San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chair and Second District Supervisor. “The partnerships formed with local businesses by the Workforce Investment Board are key to building an educated workforce, increasing job opportunities, and promoting business stability and growth in San Bernardino County.”

For information about the County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board’s no-cost programs from businesses and residents, contact 1 (800) 451-JOBS or visit www.csb-win.org.

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 Employment Resource Centers (ERCs) and Business Resource Centers (BRCs). The ERCs provide individuals with job training, placement and the tools to strengthen their skills to achieve a higher quality of life. The BRCs support and provide services to the County’s businesses including employee recruitment.

Employers and job seekers who are interested in the Workforce Investment Board programs may call: (800) 451-JOBS or visit www.csb-win.org. Also follow us on: Facebook www.facebook.com/SBWIB; Twitter @InlandEmpireJob; and YouTube http://www.youtube.com/SBCountyWIB.