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   Economic Development News

   PRESS        RELEASE:
   Workforce Investment Board Helps C-PAK Industries Hire the
   Right People at the Right Time
   Tue, 29 Jan 2013, 14:23:00 EST

   SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Jan. 29, 2013 (SEND2PRESS
   NEWSWIRE) -- C-PAK Industries, Inc., a leading custom rotational
   molding company in San Bernardino, recently expanded its team by
   hiring 8 employees through the County of San Bernardino Workforce
   Investment Board's On-the-Job Training program.

   "This assistance from the Workforce Investment Board allowed us to
   anticipate needs and enhance our business growth," said Candice
   Etchepare, general manager of C-PAK. "In our business, it is
   challenging to hire in anticipation of increased demand. The Workforce
   Investment Board's support allowed us to take a risk on new
   employees, which paid off when our workload increased."

   On-the-Job Training reimburses employers for a portion of a new hire's
   wages during an initial training period. The Workforce Board handled
   the recruitment and screening to identify qualified new candidates which reduced the time and expense of hiring new
   employees.

   "The employee pre-screening and recruitment services provided by Workforce Investment Board saved us significant cost in
   selecting new hires," said Etchepare. "Instead of stressing existing employees, paying a lot of overtime and playing catch up,
   we hired competent new employees and stayed on schedule. We will continue to work with the Workforce Investment Board
   for these services."

   According to Etchepare, the employees recruited by the Business Resource Team showed a stronger desire to work. "The
   retention rate of employees recruited through this program has been higher than those we have found through many other
   sources," she said.

   In addition to its recruitment and On-the-Job Training programs for local business, the Workforce Investment Board's Business
   Resource Team offers layoff aversion programs and process improvement services that save and create jobs.

   "Helping local companies like C-PAK grow and creating opportunities for local job seekers is how the San Bernardino County
   Workforce Investment Board continues to support the local economy and community," said Janice Rutherford, Chair and
   Second District Supervisor.

   Additionally the Business Resource Team offers business workshops, access to the On-the-Job Training program and
   assistance finding job seekers with the right skills. In 2011, the Workforce Investment Board trained more than 3,300 job
   seekers to enter careers in high-demand industry sectors and the Business Resource Team visited and established
   relationships with more than 2,800 local businesses.

   "The Workforce Investment Board's partnership with C-PAK is a great example of how we can serve businesses in this
   county," said Sandy Harmsen, Executive Director of the Workforce Investment Board. "Combining On-the-Job Training funds
   and human resources support is an effective way to help local businesses grow, retain employees and recruit qualified job-
   seekers."

   For information on upcoming WIB training classes and programs, contact the local Employment Resource Center or call (800)
   451-JOBS; visit http://www.csb-win.org/ .




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   About C-PAK:

   C-PAK Industries is a custom rotational molding company that opened in San Bernardino, Calif. in 1999. C-PAK came into
   existence because customers needed a rotational molder solely dedicated to servicing the needs of companies that
   outsourced their rotationally molded products. They needed a molder that focused on the quality of product, reliability of
   delivery, and cost competitiveness that would let them gain and keep the competitive edge in their respective industries. C-
   PAK Industries believes that excellence in manufacturing will assure its position as the supplier of choice for its customers. For
   more information, visit the C-PAK website at http://www.c-pak.net/ or call 909-880-6017.

   About the County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board:

                                                                   The County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board (WIB) is
                                                                   comprised of private business representatives and public partners
                                                                   appointed by the County of San Bernardino Board of Supervisors. The
                                                                   Workforce Investment Board strives to strengthen the skills of the
                                                                   County's workforce through partnerships with business, education and
                                                                   community-based organizations. The County of San Bernardino Board
                                                                   of Supervisors is committed to providing county resources, which
                                                                   generate jobs and investment.

                                                         The Workforce Investment Board, through the County of San
                                                         Bernardino's Economic Development Agency and Workforce
                                                         Development Department, operates the Employment Resource
                                                         Centers (ERCs) and Business Resource Centers (BRCs). The ERCs
                                                         provide individuals with job training, placement and the tools to
                                                         strengthen their skills to achieve a higher quality of life. The BRCs
   support and provide services to the County's businesses including employee recruitment.

   Employers and job seekers who are interested in the Workforce Investment Board programs may call: (800) 451-JOBS or visit
   www.csb-win.org. Also follow us on: Facebook www.facebook.com/SBCountyWIB - on Twitter @InlandEmpireJob - and
   YouTube http://www.youtube.com/SBCountyWIB .


   NEWS SOURCE: San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board

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