2011 Workforce Services Partner Awards

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - Montgomery County Department of Job and Family Services (MCDJFS) recognized four companies with a 2011 Workforce Services Partner Award. 

September is Workforce Services Month, an occasion to celebrate the successes of Montgomery County’s businesses and workforce.  “It is also an opportunity to reach out to those who are not familiar with our workforce services to showcase how we can help businesses and our workforce succeed in today’s economic environment,” said MCDJFS Director Gayle Bullard.  So far this year, employers have received funding to help pay training for 58 full-time jobs.  It pays up to $8,000 directly to an employer willing to train and hire eligible displaced or dislocated persons.”

MCDJFS partnered with the award winners to offer services such as on-the-job-training, job fairs, and employee recruitment:

Collective Brands, 1 Collective Way in the Northbrook Industrial Park, has more than 500

employees at its advanced distribution center serving 2,800 retail stores in the U.S. and

Canada, as well as support for the company’s ecommerce effort with several online stores.

MCDJFS helped the company with employee recruitment, assessment and hiring.

Jena Tool Incorporated is a manufacturing facility for precision machining, tool and die.  MCDJFS provided on-the-job training for eight new employees who were dislocated workers.  Jena Tool, located at 5219 Springboro Pike, employs 75 people.

Precision Gage & Tool Company makes custom precision measurement equipment.  The company, located at 375 Gargrave Rd., has 26 employees.  Six people were hired as a result of the on-the-job-training program.

WilmerHale located its business services center at 3139 Research Park Blvd., with 215 employees serving its legal offices in 12 cities in the U.S., Europe and Asia.  Thirty staffers were hired through a job fair and resume screening services offered by MCDJFS. 

Employers can call 225-JOBS or go to www.thejobcenter.org for more information.

 

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(L to R) - County Commissioner Dan Foley, Andy Matt, Director of Operations - Collective Brands, John Ayers, Human Resources Leader - Collective Brands, Vicki Waltz, President, Precision Gage & Tool Co., Eric Kleinschmidt, Operations Manager, Jena Tool, County Commissioners Judy Dodge and Debbie Lieberman, and Bill Williams, Operations Manager, Business Services Center - WilmerHale

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