Chino employer to benefit from Board’s no-cost programs for the second time

CHINO, Calif. (January 16, 2014)— Manufacturing company Heavy Motions has recently announced its further expansion, and management is confident about where to go to find skilled staff.

The hydraulic parts supplier is seeking experienced mechanical engineers to assist the company to grow to revenues of $30 million annually. Owner and President Dean Ding is turning to the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) to fill new jobs.

“We are delighted to announce our plans for further growth and we’re confident that the WIB will again find us the right people with the right skills,” said President Dean Ding.

In 2007, Dean and his wife operated Heavy Motions with an annual revenue of $500,000. By 2011, with a staff of eleven, sales had grown to $6 million. This growth required a larger team to support demand. Dean heard about the Workforce Investment Board’s no-cost services and decided to reach out. The WIB helped Heavy Motions recruit warehouse staff and an administrative employee, who has since been promoted to office manager.  As a result of this success, Ding did not hesitate to turn to the WIB again in 2013.

The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board’s expert recruiters made the process easy. “We advertised the positions for Heavy Motions and found potential candidates whom we pre-screened before referring them on, all at no cost to the company,” explained Board Business Services Supervisor Curtis Compton. “Our On-the- Job Training program also provided partial wage reimbursement for the first 90 days of employment, the designated training period. The objective is to help companies grow and recruit without financial burden.”

Ding agrees: “Recruitment is time-consuming and costly. Hiring excellent employees with the right skills and personality can be challenging for small business owners. I’m planning to grow the business to $30m in the next 10 years. It is fantastic that the Workforce Investment Board can help us to expand again and benefit the local economy.”

Heavy Motions, which supplies hydraulic parts to a variety of industries including trucking, construction, agricultural and oil and gas, also has access to a free WIB Human Resources Hotline for advice on staffing issues.

“With entrepreneurs such as Heavy Motions gaining traction, a skilled workforce is critical to economic recovery in San Bernardino County,” commented Sandy Harmsen, Executive Director for the Workforce Investment Board. “By delivering qualified applicants to expanding companies, we are encouraging business growth and the creation of further job opportunities for our residents.”

San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors Chair, Janice Rutherford, confirmed the program’s positive impact on the county:  “In just one year, the Workforce Investment Board has helped train 3,300 job seekers and made connections with 2,800 local businesses,” San Bernardino County Board of Supervisor Chair Janice Rutherford said. “The WIB’s business support services are a critical and effective component of the County’s economic recovery.”

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 www.csb-win.org. Also follow us on: Facebook www.facebook.com/SBWIB; Twitter @InlandEmpireJob; and YouTube http://www.youtube.com/SBCountyWIB.

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