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New Employment Resource Center in Victorville Offers Central Location for Training, Placement and Career Services

Workforce Investment Board Offers Employer and Job-Seeker Services to Community

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SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Oct. 25, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board announced it opened a new Employment Resource Center in Victorville.

Moving from its former location in Hesperia, the new Employment Resource Center is now located at 17310 Bear Valley Rd., Suite 109, Victorville. It has four classrooms, the first computer lab with Wi-Fi and several interview rooms for use by local employers seeking new hires.

The Employment Resource Centers help county residents re-enter the workforce or transfer their skills from shrinking industries to expanding industries. These vital services are offered at no cost to residents and include job training, job placement, job search, career counseling, resume writing and interview training as well as access to computers, printers, telephones and copy machines.

The Workforce Investment Board operates three Employment Resource Centers, located in Rancho Cucamonga, San Bernardino and now Victorville. Last year, these centers served more than 78,000 job seekers and provided more than 8,500 services directly to local employers.

In addition to the comprehensive service offerings to job seekers, the Centers offer expert employment advisors and business service representatives to help recruit and hire trained and skilled employees. The Centers also help local employers access funds and programs to support their businesses such as customized training programs or On-the-Job Training funds.

"The new ERC will help us continue to be an effective resource for businesses and those seeking work in our community, especially with our new central location," said Harmsen. "The new ERC offers more of the outstanding training and hiring resources for which the Workforce Investment Board is known. It will continue to help job seekers in our area access much needed job training and job placement."

The Workforce Investment Board is planning an official Grand Opening celebration of the new Employment Resource Center for the community to be held next Spring.

Employers and job seekers who are interested in the Workforce Investment Board programs may call: (800) 451-JOBS or visit http://www.csb-win.org/ .

About the Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County:

The Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County is comprised of private business representatives and public partners appointed by the County of San Bernardino Board of Supervisors. The 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 and Business Resource Centers. 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/SBCountyWIB - Twitter @InlandEmpireJob - and YouTube http://www.youtube.com/SBCountyWIB .

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