L.L. Bean Sets Foot in Paramus, Expands Workforce
When well-known retailer L.L. Bean decided to open a store in Paramus, they chose the public workforce system to hire over 100 new employees. The Bergen County Business Resource Center was able to fill the large job order quickly, and L.L. Bean was happy to report considerable cost savings because they did not have to advertise job openings. Read more about how the public workforce system helped this retail giant launch its business in Bergen County.
Taking Home Health Care to a Higher Level—For Both Clients and Workers
When health care professional Hali Cooper couldn’t find the home health care services she needed for her mother, she decided to start her own full-service company, Above & Beyond Care. Not only does this nursing staffing agency aim to serve all client needs, but also to provide more benefits and better wages for the people it hires. Read more about how the Business Resource Center at the Bergen One-Stop Career Center helped Hali find office space, support services, guidance, and networking opportunities for this entrepreneur and her growing business.
Some’s Uniforms Hires Youth at Risk and Gives Them Hope
The owner of this privately owned company hired six “at risk” youth, ages 18-25, for his warehouse in Hackensack. They were high school dropouts, estranged from their families, or even homeless. A key benefit to the owner was that all six of them came pre-screened and pre-qualified through the public workforce system, so he didn’t have to advertise or review thousands of resumes. Read more about how this employer is helping young people find a way back into society by giving them a job—and hope.
North Jersey Media Group Hires Disabled Worker, Encourages Others
Recognizing the need to control newspaper debris littering the parking lot at its home delivery distribution center, this media company sought a solution. For the past ten years or so, the solution has been a person with disabilities named Juan, who receives employment support from Friendship House—a non-profit rehabilitation center. Read more about how this employer has benefited from Juan’s maintenance skills, positive attitude, dependability, and long-term commitment to their company.
Collection Agency Hires a Veteran and Salutes Public Workforce System
Twenty-First Century Associates (TFC) wanted to hire a qualified collections agent who was a veteran. The company’s president explained his needs to the Bergen WIB and to the Veterans Representative at the One-Stop Career Center, who provided professional recruitment services and delivered qualified, pre-screened candidates. Read more about how this employer was able to hire a veteran quickly, efficiently, and without any cost to his company—thanks to the public workforce system in Bergen County.
Blissett Transportation Values White-Glove Treatment
Blisset Transportation needed to fill a very important position, but they were overwhelmed by the sheer number of applications. Blisset turned to the public workforce system for help. The Bergen County Business Resource Center screened applicants and identified the very best candidates. In the end, Blisset was able to fill the position with an exceptionally qualified candidate. Read more about how the Bergen County Business Resource Center helped this worldwide transportation company streamline the hiring process.
Pop-A-Lock Locksmith Franchise Thinks Business Resource Center is Key to Its Success
Tom and Charlotte Williams operate a franchised Pop-A-Lock business in Bergen County. They did not have a suitable office to meet employees or conduct interviews. To maintain a level of professionalism, they turned to Bergen County’s Business Resource Center at the One-Stop Career Center where they found the resources needed to hold meetings with employees and interview potential new hires. Read more about how the Business Resource Center helped this small business.
Mt. Pleasant Ice Cream Scoops Up Praise for the Business Resource Center
Before moving from Yonkers, New York, to Rutherford, New Jersey, Mt. Pleasant Ice Cream engaged the public workforce system to help recruit employees. Within days, they interviewed a myriad of qualified candidates. The company was so impressed with the success of the hiring process, high-quality labor market data, and open-house recruitments that it continues an ongoing relationship with the Bergen County Business Resource Center. Read more about how the Business Resource Center was able to help this wholesale distributor transition from New York to New Jersey.
SELCO Associates Hires within Three Days of Posting Job Order
When SELCO moved from Carlstadt, New Jersey, to East Rutherford, they needed to hire a key employee. They contacted the Bergen County Business Resource Center, and received five pre-screened resumes from qualified candidates. Within three days, they were able to fill the position. Additionally, SELCO was able to increase its commitment to social responsibility by getting involved with the ARC of Bergen County by offering job opportunities to special needs job seekers. Read more about how this logistics provider made the transition to Bergen County.
Winebow, Inc. Raises a Glass to Thank the Business Resource Center
In October of 2011, Winebow, Inc. was ready to fill two very diverse positions at its Montvale headquarters. The Human Resources recruiter contacted the Bergen County Business Resource Center and explained the company’s needs. The Business Services Representative delivered ten targeted, pre-screened resumes. Winebow interviewed six of the candidates and hired both positions from the pool of six resumes. Read more about how the Business Resource Center helped streamline the hiring process for this wine distributor.
Crestron Electronics Hires Five On-the-Job Trainees
When Crestron Electronics needed five new employees, they relied on their relationship with the public workforce system; it had delivered before. The Bergen County Business Resource Center (BRC) developed a series of recruitment events to identify qualified candidates. Read more about how the BRC helped this electronics manufacturer recruit employees from Bergen County.