EDC LAUNCHES PRE-LOCATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM
At our two most recent board meetings, I mentioned that planning was underway for a "trailing spouse program". I also shared that I didn't love that name because it sounds like someone is dragging an unwilling partner on a career move with them... definitely not the image we're looking to create.! Enter the Pre-Location Assistance Program.
For those who missed those meetings, here is a little background:
Recruiting top talent is one of the largest and most persistent concerns of companies across the country. The cost and time associated with the recruitment process is significant and employers want to know that their investment in a potential employee is worth it. The Economic Development Coalition (EDC) recognizes this need as a critical component in growing and strengthening our local economy.
To help our business community overcome some of these challenges, the EDC has developed a Pre-Location Assistance Program. The Program is designed to make it easier for organizations to recruit and retain great employees and help retain them by integrating them and their families into our region. The goal is to help reduce the time, cost, and frequency of hiring for our local companies and help new transplants to the area love their new home here in the region.
As part of this program, the EDC is launching an initiative to help find employment and community connections, when needed, for spouses or partners of prospective employees.
How it Works:
If you are an EDC member, you may participate in the Pre-Location Assistance Program. It is designed to assist in the recruitment of positions that are otherwise difficult to fill locally. Examples may include technical, specialized, experienced, or managerial positions.
The EDC will send the prospective employee and their partner/spouse an intake form that will help us connect them to all the information that is important in their unique decision to relocate. Do they have school-aged kids and need information about school options? Are they looking for a community with specific recreational opportunities? Are they looking for help connecting with community groups and service organizations? Are they looking for employment opportunities?
If you’d like to see who’s hiring check out some SoCal Jobs opportunities.
THANK YOU, KEITH KRZEWSKI!
At our December Meeting, Board President Keith Krzewski announced his upcoming retirement and that he would be stepping down from his role as President.
I'd like to take this opportunity to congratulate Keith on his retirement and thank him for his years of service to the Board and to the organization. He lead the EDC through a significant transition and has helped guide us into this new chapter.
Thank you for your guidance and leadership!
Keith will still be around and will be stepping into the Immediate Past president seat.
That change does open up an Officer's position, which means we will be....
CALLING FOR NOMINATIONS
At our January board meeting, we will be taking nominations for EDC Officers. Please have any nominations submitted by January 2nd.
We are also still looking for any volunteers who would like to serve on the Membership Committee. I will be sending out a doodle poll soon with meeting date options, so please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to serve on that committee. Thank you to all who have already volunteered!
January Board Presentation
Our January guest presenter will be Jason Tang, Principal Development Specialist with Riverside County Workforce Development. Jason will be sharing about Workforce Services available to employers in Riverside County.
I hope to see you all there!
I want to thank each and every one of our members. Because of you, we can do the important work of strengthening and diversifying our economy. I hope you all have been having a happy and healthy holiday season.
I'm looking forward to seeing you all next month. Please reach out if there is anything that I can be of assistance with.
Connie Stopher, CEcD