San Bernardino, CA – The County’s Work Development Board (WDB) recently expressed confidence San Bernardino County will make it out of this global pandemic due to the Inland Empire’s amazing location, young consumers and a growing economy that existed previous to the pandemic.
The WDB has played a crucial role in developing strategies to educate and help local businesses while also helping residents prepare for well paid careers.
As the pandemic rolls on, employees have lost jobs, small businesses are struggling and the need for social distancing continues, the county is simultaneously seeking to regain economic stability. WDB is aware of the role it will play in the county’s recovery efforts.
Acknowledging the Inland Empire had a good business climate and reputation before COVID-19, WDB believes this foundation will allow the economy to bounce back.
The Innovation and Opportunity Act created in 2017 was implemented locally by WDB, public partners, customers, education, labor, economic development and community based organizations created workforce training partnerships, initiatives and programs to support area residents seeking employment opportunities and businesses seeking qualified employees.
WDB officials report the inland region is typically viewed by businesses as a competitive economic market in the areas of technology, manufacturing, trade and healthcare.
The agency offers many services for job seekers and businesses to accommodate the area’s competitive status in these industries. Residents who previously availed themselves to WDB services have received training and landed well-paid careers.
Businesses are provided online and phone resources in addition to other tools amid COVID-19 such as a free human resources hotline, recruitment resources for job applicants, training programs, rapid response services and layoff aversion programs.
The WDB’s goal is to regain economic recovery in the IE and maintain its position as one of the economically successful counties in Southern California.
Job seekers are encouraged to utilize its services, which include obtaining a job, resume assistance, identifying career paths and much more. For more information pertaining programs available for job seekers and businesses visit http://wp.sbcounty.gov/workforce/.