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San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board

ESNJ Financial & Insurance Services

Workforce Challenge

Eder Sanchez had dreamed of owning his own business for a while. In 2011, Sanchez launched ESNJ Financial & Insurance Services, an independent commercial insurance brokerage in Rancho Cucamonga.

In just over a year, ESNJ Financial & Insurance Services has grown at a rapid pace insuring small, medium, and large businesses throughout Southern California. In the next year the firm will be introducing personal lines insurance such as personal auto, life, health, and homeowner’s insurance. To keep up with his business' growth, Sanchez began planning to hire additional personnel. He found a great resource through Omar Castro, a member of the Business Resource Team of the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board.

Workforce Solution

"My goal is to employ local residents in my firm," Sanchez said. "San Bernardino County is where it began and I'm committed to giving back to the community through job opportunities and great customer service."

Sanchez began attending the no-cost business workshops and online webinars on marketing, legal issues, and financing offered by the WIB. To make sure he was in compliance with employment laws, he regularly consulted the the human resources hotline, provided at no-cost to San Bernardino County employers by the Workforce Investment Board. "Knowing I am doing the right things for my employees and my business is a great feeling," Sanchez said.

Outcomes & Benefits

Sanchez has leveraged the knowledge he has obtained from the workshops into helping his business grow.

"I feel that I'm in a strong position now to start looking for new employees," he said. "Through my relationship with Omar and the San Bernardino County Workforce Investment Board, I have the resources and services that will help me to identify and train great candidates to sustain and grow my business."

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