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Business 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 community’s 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 company’s next training session.

Hiring employees 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.

Message From: Sandy Kok

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 business community.

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.


 

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