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South Bay Workforce Investment Board

Republic Services

Workforce Challenge

Republic Services, Inc. provides non-hazardous, solid waste and recycling services for commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers. The company desires to invest in the local community and to ensure a steady pipeline of qualified employees.

Workforce Solution

For the last three years, Republic Services has partnered with the South Bay Workforce Investment Board’s Youth Services Department to develop a pipeline of qualified workers. The program includes hands-on training in the specific area of Advance Manufacturing Welding. Republic Services also utilizes other one-stop recruitment and business services, including candidate pre-screening and on-the-job training.

Outcomes & Benefits

Most recently, students were paired with an experienced Republic Services Welder to learn how to repair metal containers through welding and then, paint and decal the containers for customer recirculation. As a result of the partnership and training, 13 students received 160-200 hours of training while earning money.

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