The Grundy Livingston Kankakee Workforce Board would like to recognize Evenglow Senior Living with the 2021 Business Leadership Award. This award recognizes a private sector company that has demonstrated leadership in the areas of workforce services and economic development during the year. Ladonna Russell, Workforce Board Executive Director, stated “Evenglow Senior Living is one of the top 10 employers in Livingston County and an asset to the community. We are fortunate to have them in the community and appreciate all they do to support workforce and economic development programs.”
The Workforce Board recognizes Evenglow Senior Living for this award due to their countless efforts in workforce development. Evenglow Senior Living is instrumental in providing individuals in the community an opportunity to learn about careers in healthcare. Through a strong partnership with the Livingston Workforce Services office, Evenglow Senior Living helps young adults in the community understand job expectations and training required for various healthcare careers through a paid internship program. Triscia Brubaker, Outreach Business Services Specialist with Livingston Workforce Services, noted, “Evenglow Senior Living is always willing to work with Livingston Workforce Services to help individuals understand healthcare careers through internships, mentoring, job shadowing, and employee career development.”
In addition, Evenglow Senior Living partners with Livingston Workforce Services to recruit through job fair participation, online job board, and various recruitment programs. They are a true business leader and will continually invest time and resources into improving our healthcare workforce.
Congratulations to Evenglow Senior Living for your contribution to workforce development!
Photo (L to R): Lana Brown, Futures Unlimited & Workforce Board member; Allyson Saxton, Livingston Workforce Services Coordinator; Ladonna Russell, Workforce Board Executive Director; Sandy Erschen, Manpower Marketing Manager; Melissa DuVall, Manpower Senior Recruiter; and Jennifer Hardin Manpower Recruiter.
The Grundy Livingston Kankakee Workforce Board would like to recognize Manpower – Pontiac, IL branch with the 2020 Business Leadership Award. This award recognizes a private sector company that has demonstrated leadership in the areas of workforce services and economic development and collaborated with Workforce Services/Workforce Board during the 2020 fiscal year.
Manpower is being recognized in this category due to their countless and continued efforts in workforce development. Sandy Erschen, Manpower Market Manager, has been a valuable Workforce Board member since 2000. She is the chair of the Program Operations Committee, member of Executive Committee, and Workforce Board member. “Ms. Erschen is a strong advocate for workforce development. Manpower is a community partner and continues to focus on creating the talent pipeline of the future as well as their current workforce “, said Ladonna Russell, Workforce Board Executive Director.
Manpower - Pontiac, IL branch has participated in the Livingston County 8th grade career fair, participates in the Graduate & Get Paid program, participated in the Livingston County Manufacturing Tour for local educators, and participates in the yearly Livingston Workforce Services job fair. In addition, Manpower partners with the local Livingston Workforce Services office to ensure employers have the skilled workforce it needs to be successful.
Lastly, Manpower – Pontiac, IL location offers its Manpower employees the ability to take free skills training and even the opportunity to take free GED program. The opportunity to be employed by Manpower and continue upgrading an individual’s skills through the different Manpower programs is an asset to workforce development.
The Grundy Livingston Kankakee Workforce Board oversees and sets policy for workforce development and training programs for Grundy, Livingston and Kankakee Counties. The Workforce Board is comprised of a variety of private and public sector members representing industries from across the three-county area, as well as public sector and social service agencies involved in workforce development. For more information about Manpower or the local workforce program, please visit the www.manpowergroupusa.com/manpower/locations/Pontiac or Livingston Workforce Services website at www.livingstonworkforceservices.com.
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Livingston County Educators Tour of Employers’ Job Opportunities
Pontiac, IL – Livingston Workforce Services hosted an Educator Employer Tour on November 14. The intent of the tour was to provide area high school guidance counselors and administrators a first-hand experience of operations at employers within Livingston County. These school representatives are then able to share with students, information on local employers and local job opportunities available following high school graduation and beyond.
Livingston Workforce Services collaborated with OSF HealthCare, Caterpillar Inc., Enbridge Inc., and Advanced Technology Recycling (ATR) to host a tour and presentation of job opportunities at each facility. Overall, the school representatives found the employer tours to be helpful as they work with students to determine what they want to do after graduation. Lunch was provided by the Livingston Area Career Center Culinary Arts program and sponsored by the Greater Livingston County Economic Development Council. Transportation was provided by the City of Pontiac Jolly Trolley.
For more information, contact Livingston Workforce Services at 309-268-8280.