Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Community input sought regarding county’s workforce system

Solano County officials seek community input to strengthen and streamline the county’s workforce system.

The public is invited to join the Solano County Administrator’s Office and the Solano Economic Development Corporation (EDC) at a series of community workshops designed to help strengthen and streamline the employment process in Solano County.

The employment coordination concept, “Help in Recruiting and Retaining Employees,” or HIRRE, is designed to review, summarize and evaluate the multiple employment programs that exist today in Solano County and streamline them into a single, manageable point of contact.

In a press statement, local officials offered their support.

“It’s well known that local employers want to hire local talent,” said Patrick Duterte, HIRRE program consultant for the Solano County Administrator’s Office. “It’s good for business and our community.”

“I’m excited that we are taking a closer look at strengthening our workforce development process in Solano County,” said Sandy Person, Solano EDC president. “These workshops will help in attracting, growing and retaining business and industry.”

There are three workshops the public is invited to attend, including:
• April 18, 8-10 a.m. at the County Events Center, 601 Texas St., Fairfield.
• April 19, 8-10 a.m. at the Florence Douglas Senior Center., 333 Amador, Vallejo.
• April 20, 8-10 a.m. at the William J. Carroll Govt. Ctr., 1119 E. Monte Vista, Vacaville.

“This is an opportunity to show our leadership that we mean business,” said Erin Hannigan, District 1 Supervisor and Chairwoman of the Solano County Board of Supervisors. “This workforce development structure will allow both our businesses and our residents to thrive.”

For more information and to RSVP your attendance, contact Patrick Duterte at 784-6122 and PatrickDuterte@SolanoCounty.com.