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Page 5 of Economic Development News issued by the Send2Press® Newswire service.



California Governor Appoints San Bernardino Residents to California Workforce Investment Board

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Sept. 5, 2012 (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.

2012 MADE Entrepreneurship Competition Winners Announced

MARSHALL, Mo., Sept. 4, 2012 (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.

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

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Aug. 29, 2012 (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.

LVNs Graduate from Workforce Investment Board Partnership with Kaiser Permanente

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Aug. 27, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board (WIB) has stepped in to fill the need for Licensed Vocational Nurses (LVN) by partnering with Kaiser Permanente Fontana and Ontario Medical Centers. Ten employees comprised the third class of graduates from the Pathways to LVN Program in May 2012. The training was provided by Chaffey College.

San Bernardino County Businesses Surveyed Indicate Growth and Hiring

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Aug. 15, 2012 (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.

San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board Places 279 Youth in Summer Jobs

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., June 28, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board partnered with the Department of Behavioral Health to place 279 youth in summer jobs with local employers. The grant paid the wages to County youth ages 18-25 years old and provided transportation assistance as well as work readiness training prior to starting their jobs.

Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County Appoints Four New Members

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., June 19, 2012 (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.

Honoring Our Vets Green Job Fair, Workshops, Barbeque and Celebration Set for Flag Day, June 14

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., June 5, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board will host, ‘Honoring Our Vets,’ job fair on National Flag Day, Thursday, June 14 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Mojave Narrows Regional Park, 18000 Yates Road in Victorville, Calif. There will be employment workshops, a barbeque and a honor guard celebration for veterans and their families.

Youth Job Program Available for San Bernardino County Youth

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., May 22, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board announced on the heels of the Y4 event on Friday, April 27 that unemployed youth may apply for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) youth program. The program gives eligible youth access to educational and career opportunities and job skills programs through adult and peer mentoring and counseling.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

2012 MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition Begins

MARSHALL, Mo., Feb. 24, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship announced the launch of its third MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition. The competition encourages new and aspiring businesses through a competitive, educational and technical assistance business development process with winners receiving grants to help grow their business.

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.

Grant Expanded to Fund Job Training for Laid-Off Census Workers

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Feb. 23, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board announced that a $1.5 million Workforce Investment Act, Multi-Sector Partnership National Emergency Grant has been expanded to include laid-off census workers. This grant has nearly 200 spaces available to fill by the close of June 30, 2012. Census workers who were laid off between September 21, 2010, and September 27, 2011 are eligible to apply at one of San Bernardino County’s Employment Resource Centers.

San Bernardino County Youth Training Program to Be Used as Best Practice for Industry

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Feb. 16, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The U.S. Department of Labor Employment Training Administration selected the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board Summer Youth Employment Program to participate in a study of youth training innovators. Findings of this study will be used to inform workforce investment boards nationwide of best practices.

Veterans Make Valuable Contributions in San Bernardino County

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Feb. 16, 2012 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Dalton Trucking, a transportation company based out of Fontana, is now shipping modular building units that will become the temporary facility for St. John’s Regional Medical Care Center in Joplin, MO. The transportation company couldn’t have taken on such a project without On-the-Job Training incentives and employee referral support through the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board.

World Women Trade Fair Nigeria Trade Mission to the USA – ‘Building Cultural Economy and Trade’

ABUJA, Nigeria, and WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 17, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mallam Mukhtar Abubakar Tafawa Balewa, Senior Special Adviser to Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan to Travel to USA in December With World Women Trade Fair Nigeria Women Entrepreneurs, the National Poverty Eradication Program (NAPEP) and the Federal Capital Territories Social Development Officials led by Honorable Oloye Olajumoke Akinjide, Minister of State Federal Capital Territories.

Montebello’s Short Term Borrowing is Sold and Closed – City Continues Moving Forward on Pro-Growth Plan

MONTEBELLO, Calif., Nov. 10, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Montebello’s $2.5 million Tax and Revenue Anticipation Notes (TRANs) closed today – marking a milestone towards the City’s ability to continue improving its operations.

Microdyne Plastics Regains Strength with Efficiency Overhaul

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Nov. 4, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board’s partnership with California Manufacturing Technology Consulting(R) (CMTC) helped a local manufacturer, Microdyne Plastics, create a more competitive pricing structure and identify cost savings to maintain profitability.

In-House Employee Development Program Creates Next Generation of Workers: Workforce Investment Board Helps Fund California Steel’s Craft Development Program

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Nov. 4, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board (WIB) has been an instrumental partner in helping local manufacturers such as California Steel Industries, Inc. (CSI) successfully graduate 34 electricians and 17 mechanics from its craft development program.

The City of Montebello – Road to Recovery, Kosmont Management Report states City is on an Improved Path

MONTEBELLO, Calif., Nov. 1, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The City of Montebello announces an improved path. As Americans, we are all in this together. Our country has gone through the worst recession since the tumultuous years of the Great Depression. Thousands of cities across the nation are in financial turmoil. Economic analysis shows continued stagnation over these next few years, making it more difficult for communities to propel themselves forward. We ask ourselves, ‘How do we put the past behind us and build for our future?’

Workforce Investment Board Receives Grant to Fund Free Job Training for 200 Laid-Off Workers

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Oct. 16, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Two hundred laid-off workers are being recruited for free job training by the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board. Employers are also being sought to receive a reimbursement for wages paid through On-the-Job Training contracts.

Workforce Investment Board’s Business Resource Team to Host Job Fair for United Furniture Industries

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Oct. 4, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board (WIB) will hold a Job Fair on Saturday, October 15 to recruit up to 70 employees for United Furniture Industries (UFI), which is opening a manufacturing and distribution facility in Victorville, CA this November. Approximately 400 new jobs will be created at the plant over the course of the next 36 to 48 months.

Soy Labs and Missouri Plant Science Center in Governor’s Spotlight for Innovative and Economic Development

MEXICO, Mo., Sept. 20, 2011 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, whose job-creation strategy has focused on investing in science, technology and innovation, and encouraging and incentivizing entrepreneurship, selected Soy Labs and the Missouri Plant Science Center on Friday, as the site to discuss the importance of the Missouri House passing the Missouri Science and Innovation Reinvestment Act (MOSIRA) as part of the Made in Missouri Jobs Package.

No-Cost Green Training Programs Available for Veterans in San Bernardino County

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board seeks 100 veterans to participate in free job training programs. These training programs will teach the skills needed for green jobs available with local employers. Green industries include solar panel maintenance and installation, sustainable and recycled products manufacturing, transportation and logistics using alternative fuels and hundreds of other industries according to the grant.

Business Resource Team Strengthens Manufacturing Bottom Line

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board is helping companies keep manufacturing jobs in California. Six months after taking advantage of a Lean Manufacturing Program funded by the Workforce Investment Board, local employer A&R Tarpaulins has added three positions, including one inventory manager and two entry level engineers, and is still growing.

Announcing the 2011 MADE In Missouri Winners

MARSHALL, Mo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship held the final round of competition for 2011 at the Missouri State Fair. The all-day event was held on Thursday, August 18, 2011. The MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition is an event that highlights new and aspiring businesses through a competitive and educational business development process.

Business Resource Team Helps Companies In Crisis Save Jobs and Grow

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Debbie Heschong, owner of Joshua Tree Landscape and Maintenance, was experiencing the high cost of Worker’s Compensation Insurance, which made it necessary for her to utilize employment agencies for her staffing needs. According to the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board, Heschong needed additional staff but could not afford it.

Matrix Website Brings Job Seekers and Employers Together

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — San Bernardino County has created a central online tool that brings together job seekers, employers and training programs that support the fastest-growing industries in the region. The site was launched by the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board in partnership with the San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools and Alliance for Education.

Entrepreneurship Competition Finalists present at 2011 Missouri State Fair

MARSHALL, Mo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship announced today that seven regional winners will be moving forward as finalists in the 2011 MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition, an event that will highlight new and aspiring businesses through a competitive and educational business development process.

No-Cost Work Training Program Available for San Bernardino County Youth

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Recruitment for the Workforce Investment Act (WIA) youth program, with funding administered by the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board, is under way through September 30, 2011. Approximately 500 positions are currently open and applicants should visit www.SBCountyJobOps.com to find the right service provider in their community.

Smart Companies Save and Create Jobs: Workforce Investment Board’s Business Consulting Program Helped Save 902 Jobs and Create 204 Jobs

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board’s Business Consulting Program successfully helped regional manufacturers and businesses become smarter, leaner and more competitive in today’s uncertain economy. The $1 million allocated to date in federal funding has helped employers avoid closing their doors, retaining 902 jobs and creating 204 new jobs.

New Website Opens The Door to Employment and Education Opportunities for Inland Empire Youth

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board Youth Council has designed a new website specifically for San Bernardino County youth, ages 14 through 21 at SBCountyJobOps.com. The site features videos that profile careers in the County’s top demand industries and the short-term vocational training programs that provided young people with the skills to enter these careers.

High Fuel Costs Won’t Slow Down Inland Empire Transportation Companies

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A 30 percent increase in fuel surcharges has put tremendous pressure on the Inland Empire’s transportation companies, but won’t stop this industry from continuing to be a top local employer, says Terry Klenske, President of Dalton Trucking and member of the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board.

MADE In Missouri 2011 State Entrepreneurship Competition to Highlight New Businesses in Missouri

SEDALIA, Mo. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Do you have a new business or want to start one? The Missouri Alliance for the Development of Entrepreneurship announced today that the 2011 MADE In Missouri State Entrepreneurship Competition, an event that will highlight new and aspiring businesses through a competitive and educational business development process, will accept preliminary submissions until June 30, 2011.

San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board Helps Fill Shortage of Skilled Workers

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Leading manufacturing companies in the Inland Empire, a top manufacturing hub, cannot find enough skilled machinists, electricians, welders or mechanics to fill positions left by an experienced but aging workforce. In partnership with the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board and local educators, these companies formed the Manufacturers’ Council of the Inland Empire to pool resources.

Strengthening the Electric Transmission Grid Would Be a Boon to the Economy, WIRES Study Finds

WASHINGTON, D.C. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — A new analysis commissioned by WIRES shows that annual investment in new electric transmission facilities could soon reach $12-$16 billion in the United States, resulting in $30 – $40 billion in annual economic activity. This translates into support for 150,000 – 200,000 new full-time jobs in the U.S. in each of the next 20 years and between 20,000 and 50,000 new jobs each year in Canada.