The Hidden Untapped Talent – Comes with Benefits

 

Wednesday, November 7, 2018
8
:00 a.m. Breakfast Network, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. Program

Willow Pass Community Center
2748 E. Olivera Road, Concord, CA 94519

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Speakers * Panelists * Resources * Network Forum

Free Admission – Breakfast  Provided

Hosted by: 
Contra Costa County Employer Advisory Council (CCCEAC)
Workforce Development Board, Contra Costa County (WDBCCC)

Attendees: 
Over 100 companies, corporate, civic and community-based organization employers and leaders

The Opportunities at the Forum

 *   Learn how to access the hidden talent:

An untapped talent pool of motivated workers looking for a career change, entering a-new, starting young, restarting as they’re young-at-heart, overcoming disabilities and distractions.

Talent from a wide range of sources such as the outsourced, career seekers, job transitioners, Veterans, the re-entry, the rehabilitated, vocational training programs for the young, re-skilling programs for the young-at-heart

A ready workforce with skilled training, personal and professional development

*  Learn about the benefits of hiring the aspiring workforce:

Tax credits, bonds, subsidies, business advising and business development

Expert training and advice on business and employment best practices, guidelines, and compliance

At mostly no cost

The Speakers and Panelists

Our Speakers and Panelists include Employers from Safeway, Whole Foods, California Spa, D&D Security, and Allied Universal who will give you real world examples of how to deal with the many complexities of finding and hiring skilled workers. The panelists are from diverse industries and sizes with a common goal to develop a great workforce in their organization.

Representatives from the Workforce Development Board and the Employer Advisory Council of the Employment Development Department and their Partners will be there talk about the Benefits of Hiring.

Employees will share their journey, the skills they learned, the people who believed in them, the process they went through to get hired, and the job opportunity they were given to grow and develop personally and professionally.

With what the audience will learn, they will be inspired and equipped to access the hidden untapped talent, and the benefits that comes for all.

Featured Speakers include:

  • Safeway
  • Checkr
  • Whole Foods
  • Allied International
  • California Spa Services
  • D&D Security

 Thank You To Our Sponsors

  • City of Concord
  • Checkr
  • State of California Employment Development Department
  • Department of Conservation and Development, Contra Costa County
  • Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce

For information on attending and booths:

  • Jane Louie            * CCCEAC   * 415.601.6592 * chair@ccceac.com
  • Patience Ofodu * WDBCCC * 925.671.4560 * pofodu@ehsd.cccounty.us

 

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They’re Managers, or Supervisors – Now What?

They’re Managers, or Supervisors – Now What?

Tuesday, May 22, 2018
7:30 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.
Concord Clarion Hotel
1050 Burnett Ave, Concord, CA 94520

Moving out of labor and into management involves a change—from working with tools and objects to working with people and data. The change involves far more than just a shift in location and the tools they use. They are literally looking at a new craft, or trade and need to treat it as such. However, development as a manager is different than development as a trades-person.

Participants will learn:

  • Their job title does not determine their success
  • What it really means to be a supervisor or manager, no matter the industry
  • How to prepare, develop, and support your managers and supervisors
  • That the next level of success requires the next level of discipline
  • The essential elements of a successful manager or supervisor
  • About the special case of the working supervisor
  • That what got a person the position isn’t enough to keep the position
  • To understand the term “communication” and how essential it is
  • To understand what the phrase “safety begins with leadership” really means and tools to help them achieve that

Register Online Here:
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Meet Bart Gragg

Bart Gragg

Bart is founder of Blue Collar University® and the author of the upcoming book “I’m a Manager— Now What? How to Prepare, Develop and Support Your Blue Collar Manager.” Bart has worked in some of the toughest industries out there; from oil and gas exploration, to heavy industrial dismantling, as well as refinery and pipeline repair services. Bart understands first-hand the pain and frustration that managers and their managers feel when they have not been informed of their job responsibilities, or given the tools to complete the tasks at hand. Bart has a B.S. in Geology, is a Certified Professional Behaviors Analyst, holds the CHST (Construction Health and Safety Technician) and OHST (Occupational Health and Safety Technician) certificates, and is a Certified Executive One Page Business Plan consultant. His website is www.bluecollaru.com

Midyear Labor Law Legislative Update / Hot Topics

California Midyear Labor Law Legislative Update / Hot Topics

Tuesday, July 24, 2018
7:30 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.
Concord Clarion Hotel
1050 Burnett Ave, Concord, CA 94520

 

 

 

We’re only halfway through the year, but 2018 has already been a busy one for California employers:

  • New California regulations
  • New Federal regulations
  • Let’s not forget about local ordinances, which continue to impose new and increasing requirements on employers.

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Meet the Speakers

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Michelle Ferber

Michelle Ferber

Michelle is an employment and business lawyer, defending employers in actions involving harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour violations and business torts. Michelle is a highly skilled trial attorney and regularly appears before various state and federal governmental agencies. Michelle’s experience includes jury and bench trials, arbitrations, appellate arguments in both state and federal court and the defense of wage and hour class action lawsuits. As the founder of Ferber Law, Michelle and her team of attorneys can assist in all aspects of the employer relationship.

 In addition to her litigation practice, Michelle regularly advises clients on employment law issues in the workplace, including the proper handling of termination and discipline decisions, workplace accommodation issues, and leaves of absence. Michelle provides her clients with all the advice and litigation expertise they need to stay current and compliant in the ever changing landscape of employment laws and regulations, while recognizing the balance of business realities and economics.

 Michelle’s practice includes representation of clients throughout the state. In February 2016, she joined the firm of Nemecek & Cole as an Of Counsel attorney. Nemecek & Cole is recognized as a preeminent business litigation Southern California law firm. This relationship allows Michelle the flexibility to effectively represent her clients, regardless of geographic location.

 Michelle has been recognized as a Northern California Super Lawyer and is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating possible for both her legal skills and ethical standards. Michelle’s client base includes retailers, restaurants, medical and dental providers, trucking and moving companies, contractors, architects, attorneys, and non-profit organizations.

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Christopher Mead

Christopher Mead

Christopher J. Mead is a partner of Cooper, White & Cooper LLP, a 30-attorney general practice law firm founded in 1896, now with offices in San Francisco and Walnut Creek. Mr. Mead is chair of the firm’s Employment Practice Group, concentrating his practice in the areas of employment counseling and litigation, disability access, and general business litigation. Mr. Mead has litigated employment disputes in the United States and California courts, as well before the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing, the California Labor Commissioner, Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, and Worker’s Compensation Appeals Board, and before appointed arbitrators and mediators. His employment law background includes defense and counseling regarding wage and hour claims on both individual and class bases; allegations of wrongful termination; claims of sexual harassment, and of race, color, sex, and age discrimination; prosecution and defense of trade secret, unfair competition, and employee mobility matters; disability, leave, and accommodation issues; and responses to claims of sexual orientation, gender expression and gender identity discrimination.

Mr. Mead frequently speaks to legal and professional groups on employment law topics such as new employment statutes and regulations, wage and hour law, current issues in sexual harassment, employee discipline and termination, protection of trade secrets, and accommodations and barrier removal under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Mr. Mead attended Vermont’s Middlebury College, and received his J.D. from Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. He was a judicial extern for the late Robert F. Peckham, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California. Mr. Mead joined Cooper, White & Cooper LLP in September 1984 and became a partner of the firm on January 1, 1991.

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