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Liason: Local employers get additional help
Thanks to a
partnership between the City of Alameda, College of Alameda, Work
for Alameda Youth (WAY), and the Alameda Chamber of Commerce, employers
in our community now have a Business Liaison working just for them.
Sandra Kok has
joined the staff of the Alameda Chamber as the communitys
first Business Liaison. She has access to a broad range of service
providers which can assist local employers with their workforce
needs. Through regular and on-going contact with Alameda employers,
Sandra will make use of her network to provide assistance in recruiting,
training and the retention efforts of employers. This unique collaboration
will provide a needed coordination of available services by a variety
of providers that many local employers may not be aware.
A key partner
to making this work is the One Stop Career Center at the College
of Alameda. Employers can benefit from employee assessment services,
labor market information, and job postings. The College of Alameda
is anxious to meet your training needs and can save your employees
time and travel by offering classes close to home or the office.
The One Stop Career Center can assist with certification for specific
training, offer an on-site location for interviews, and a "state
of the art" conference room for your companys next training
always involves some risk. So why not take advantage of a program
designed to assist you in making that important decision? Sandy
Kok can provide you with information on hiring youth and adults,
internships, apprenticeships, employee tax benefits, or your willingness
to be a mentor.
You may contact
Sandy at the Alameda Chamber of Commerce at 510-522-0414.
I am just delighted
to be working for our Alameda Chamber of Commerce in the newly created
Business Liaison position. I am also very happy to have the opportunity
to be working "right here in Alameda". My role with the
Chamber is twofold:
I will be interfacing
with the Alameda Chamber of Commerce, College of Alameda One-Stop
Career Center and WAY (Work for Alameda Youth) to aid Alameda businesses
and other interested employers in meeting their workforce needs.
Using a broad range of local service providers, with the expertise
and input from local business human resources, our HR and Networking
luncheons will provide valuable insight and solutions to workforce
development employment and employer labor issues and trends pertaining
to Alameda. Through the California Trade and Commerce Agency, information
and referrals will be provided to inform our employers of the opportunities
to take advantage of special incentives and tax benefits.
As the Employer
Liaison, with the College of Alameda's One Stop Career Center, in
this role I will be coordinating outreach to businesses employers
and promoting the Career Centers' employers' services to our local
Did you know
that the One-Stop Career Center provides employer assessment services,
labor market information and job postings. As well as, certification
for specific training, an on-site location for you to conduct interviews
and a "state of the art" conference room for you and your
employees training sessions, etc.
If your company
has current job openings for youth or adults, apprenticeships/ internships
or would be willing to mentor an interested job seeker or student,
please call the Chamber at 510-522-0414 or fax your job information
to the Chamber 510-522-7677.