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2014 MADE Competition Opens Doors for New Businesses

MARSHALL, Mo., Nov. 18, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Missouri Valley Community Action Agency is pleased to announce the fifth annual MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition. This year’s event will be launched by MVCAA and the Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship in conjunction with Global Entrepreneurship Week.

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2013 MADE In Missouri Entrepreneurship Competition Winners Announced

MARSHALL, Mo., Aug. 16, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The finals for the 2013 MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition were held on August 12 at the Missouri State Fair. This is the fourth annual event sponsored by the Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship. Its goal is to celebrate and recognize the importance of locally owned businesses and provide a venue to assist them toward becoming successful.

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Workforce Investment Board Delivers Skilled Workforce to S & S Trucking

ONTARIO, Calif., Aug. 15, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 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.

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Workforce Investment Board Executive Director Elected California Workforce Association Chair

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., July 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board announced today that executive director, Sandy Harmsen, was elected Chair of the California Workforce Association’s Executive Committee. Harmsen will be serving her second term in this role.

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Workforce Investment Board recruiting 503 youth for training and employment assistance program

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., July 22, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board announced today that it is accepting applications for its youth training and employment assistance program. The program has 503 openings for youth ages 17 to 21.

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County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board helps dialysis center expand staff through no-cost programs

VICTORVILLE, Calif., June 28, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Recently, Desert Cities Dialysis needed to hire new employees; however all of its applicants were recent graduates who required extensive training. Manager Zabelle Cosson recognized that the County of San Bernardino’s recruitment services and On-The-Job Training program could offset costs of finding and training the right people. The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board (WIB) screened all applicants and referred the most qualified to Desert City Dialysis.

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Workforce Investment Board’s On-the-Job Training allows MedRevenu, Inc. to double in size in 2012

UPLAND, Calif., May 14, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In 2012, MedRevenu Inc. founder John Alvarez faced increasing demand for his company’s services. This challenged MedRevenu’s capacity; Alvarez had to turn business away. When the County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board contacted Alvarez about its no-cost On-The-Job training program, he recognized that the program would be a valuable resource for expansion.

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Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County Appoints New Leadership

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., April 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County announced today 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.

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County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board Announces Business Survey Results that Point to Economic Growth

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., April 3, 2013 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board surveyed 1,400 local 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.

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2013 MADE in Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition Begins

MARSHALL, Mo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Missouri Valley Community Action Agency is pleased to announce the fourth MADE in Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition. The 2013 competition encourages new and aspiring business through a competitive, educational and technical business development process. Grants are awarded to competition winners for startup costs or operating capital.

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

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — By leveraging the Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County’s On-the-Job Training program, the Hi-Desert Medical Center has recently added six full-time registered nurses and saved $25,000 in hiring and training costs.

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iFOS is Seeking External Application Reviewers for CDFI Fund and NMTC Programs for Fiscal Year 2013

CLARKSVILLE, Md. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Intelligent Fiscal Optimal Solutions (iFOS(R)) Managing Consultants, LLC is seeking applicants to serve as field reviewers in evaluating grant applications submitted to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) for the fiscal year (FY) 2013 funding rounds of the Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program), Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA Program) and New Market Tax Credit Program (NMTC Program).

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Safety First, Then Jobs for Northwest Pipe

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS 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.

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Workforce Investment Board Recruits Unemployed Young Adults for @LIKE Project

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS 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. The program serves young adults who have not been in school, working or serving in the military for at least 90 days.

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Workforce Investment Board Helps C-PAK Industries Hire the Right People at the Right Time

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — C-PAK Industries, Inc., a leading custom rotational molding company in San Bernardino, recently expanded its team by hiring 8 employees through the County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board’s On-the-Job Training program.

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External Application Reviewers Needed for CDFI Fund Programs

CLARKSVILLE, Md. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Intelligent Fiscal Optimal Solutions (iFOS(R)) Managing Consultants, LLC is seeking applicants to serve as field reviewers in evaluating grant applications submitted to the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) for the fiscal year (FY) 2013 funding rounds of the Community Development Financial Institutions Program (CDFI Program) and Native American CDFI Assistance Program (NACA Program).

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County Residents Find Opportunities at 2012 Inland Empire West End Job Fair

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS 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.

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Now’s the Time to Create ‘Highly-Human’ Jobs by the Millions, According to Special Report from EraNova Institute

MOUNTAIN LAKES, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Today EraNova Institute announces an employment report with an upbeat message. Titled, “Highly-Human Jobs, The New Work that Technology Can’t Take Over,” it forecasts the rise of a high-touch, human-centered economy that could dwarf today’s high-tech economy based on smart technology. Millions of people-oriented, non-programmable jobs may be created […]

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California Governor Appoints San Bernardino Residents to California Workforce Investment Board

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS 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.

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2012 MADE Entrepreneurship Competition Winners Announced

MARSHALL, Mo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The final round of the 2012 MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition was held on August 16th at the Missouri State Fair. The annual event is sponsored by the Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship to recognize the importance of locally owned businesses and provide a venue to assist them toward becoming successful.

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San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board Assists Residents and Businesses through Economic Recovery

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS 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.

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San Bernardino County Businesses Surveyed Indicate Growth and Hiring

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS 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.

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Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County Appoints Four New Members

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS 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.

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San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board Seeks 60 Entrepreneurs

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., May 10, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The 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.

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MADE Entrepreneurship Competition Deadline May 31

ST. LOUIS, Mo., May 8, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition applications are due May 31. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to enter your business or business idea for the chance to gain technical assistance and cash grants to invest in your business.

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L.A. County Workforce Investment Board Receives Grant to Fund No-Cost Re-Employment and Training for Nearly 1,000 Laid-Off Workers

LOS ANGELES, Calif., April 20, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Thanks to a multi-million dollar National Emergency Grant (NEG) from the U.S. Department of Labor, the Los Angeles County Workforce Investment Board was awarded funds as part of the California Multi-Sector Workforce Partnership. The aim of this program is to provide retraining and career transition needs to individuals who experienced layoffs and also to help employers with job openings to locate well-qualified and trained employees.

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Bishamon Industries Corporation Retains Ten Jobs and Is Ready to Take On Competition

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., April 17, 2012 (SEND2PRESS 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.

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Helping Employers With Federal Funds Makes Good Business Sense

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., March 21, 2012 (SEND2PRESS 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.

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San Bernardino County Youth Take a Roadtrip to Discover Their Career Interests

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Feb. 24, 2012 (SEND2PRESS 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.

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