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California Governor Appoints San Bernardino Residents to California Workforce Development Board

Michael Gallo and Joseph Williams also serve on San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board

San Bernardino, CA (September 4, 2012) –The San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board announced that Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. appointed two of its members to the California Workforce Development Board. They are Michael Gallo, 54 of San Bernardino and Joseph Williams, 36, of Redlands.

"Mike Gallo and Joseph Williams have been instrumental in our county Workforce Development Board's success," said Josie Gonzales, San Bernardino County Chair and Fifth District Supervisor. "They both bring creativity and business acumen to the board, which is most effective in helping employers as well as job seekers through the economic recovery. I am very excited to see that their talents and wisdom will also move California's economy in the right direction."

Gallo is Vice President of the San Bernardino City Unified School District Board of Education and serves as Chairman of the Economic Development Committee on the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board. He was also the founding Chief Executive Officer of Technical Employment Training, Inc. as well as the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of Kelly Space and Technology.

Williams has been Chief Executive Officer at Youth Action Project since 2007. He was a Re-Entry Coordinator and Employment Service Specialist at the County of San Bernardino Sheriff’s Office from 2004 to 2007 and was an Employment Service Specialist at the County of San Bernardino Workforce Development Department from 2003 to 2004. Williams was an Employment Service Analyst at the County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Business Resource Office from 2002 to 2003.

"The California Workforce Development Board will advise the Governor on jobs and workforce development," said Sandy Harmsen, executive director of the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board. "Mike and Joseph have the practical experience and the insight to make California a vital place for businesses as well as the workforce."

Job seekers, youth, veterans and employers who are interested in the San Bernardino County Workforce Development Board programs may call: (800) 451-JOBS or visit www.csb-win.org.

About the Workforce Development Board of San Bernardino County
The Workforce Development Board of San Bernardino County (WIB) is comprised of private business representatives and public partners appointed by the County of San Bernardino Board of Supervisors.  The WIB strives to strengthen the skills of the County’s workforce through partnerships with business, education and community-based organizations. The County of San Bernardino Board of Supervisors is committed to providing county resources, which generate jobs and investment.

The WIB, through the County of San Bernardino’s Economic Development Agency and Workforce Development Department, operates the County of San Bernardino’s Employment Resource Centers (ERCs) and Business Resource Centers (BRCs). The ERCs provide individuals with job training, placement and the tools to strengthen their skills to achieve a higher quality of life. The BRCs support and provide services to the County’s businesses including employee recruitment.

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