San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board Executive Director Sandy Harmsen Appointed to Chair California Workforce Association

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SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Oct. 26, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board announced that Executive Director Sandy Harmsen was appointed to Chair of the California Workforce Association's Executive Committee. The committee facilitates the direction and management of the Association.

The California Workforce Association is a nonprofit membership organization that develops public policy strategies and builds local capacity to address critical workforce issues across California. It represents Workforce Investment Boards that are responsible for developing locally-based workforce strategies and solutions through a network of One-Stop Career Centers and other workforce partners.

"Sandy has led the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board to national prominence and we are thrilled to have her leadership aboard CWA," said Barbara Halsey, Executive Director of the California Workforce Association. "Sandy cares deeply about her work and feels a personal connection to the workforce and employers that need support during this time of recovery."

Harmsen was appointed to Director of the San Bernardino County Department of Workforce Development in January 2008. She oversees 130 employees and the operation of the county's three Employment Resource Centers. Services available at these centers are offered under the Department of Labor's Workforce Investment Act and are administered by the County's Workforce Investment Board.

"Sandy's 15 years of proven experience with San Bernardino County has earned her statewide recognition," said Josie Gonzales, Chair of the Board of Supervisors. "Under her outstanding leadership, the County's Workforce Investment Board has partnered with community organizations, businesses and educators to strengthen our workforce and help put people back to work."

Employers and job seekers who are interested in the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board programs may call: (800) 451-JOBS or visit .

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 WIB 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 WIB, 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 . Also follow us on: Facebook - Twitter @InlandEmpireJob - and YouTube .

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