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SBEC Employers

SBEC actively works with local businesses seeking job opportunities for our program participants. Hospitality and food service, plastics engineering, food manufacturing are but a few of the industries that seek employees from SBEC. Employers can count on the staff at SBEC to understand their staffing requirements and refer only those considered ‘job-ready.’

For further information, contact Judi Jaworski, or 814-452-4072, ext. 230.

Gary Horton, executive director of the E.F. Smith Quality of Life Learning Center

E.F. Smith Quality of Life Learning Center

For more than 10 years, E.F. Smith Quality of Life Learning Center has partnered with SBEC to improve the literacy and employment prospects of those living in the Erie community. Quality of Life offers GED preparation for those needing a high school diploma and is a certified ESL (English as a Second Language) center.

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April Peoples, Manager Erie and Jeremy Dale, District Manager NW PA

Goodwill Industries

Most of us know Goodwill as the place where we bring clothing and household items no longer needed. While that is true, the mission of Goodwill is much broader. “Most people think of Goodwill as a donation center. That’s true, but everything we do is about developing job skills.” comments Jeremy Dale, district manager for Northwestern PA/Northeastern OH. (Pictured are April Peoples, Manager Erie and Jeremy Dale) It is no wonder that SBEC has found a natural partner in Goodwill Industries.

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Rich Kowalski, Grimm Industries

Grimm Industries

The staff at SBEC take a ‘big picture’ approach to job placement, attending to every detail, according to Rich Kowalski, hiring coordinator at Grimm Industries, Inc., an innovative plastics product manufacturer. Located in Fairview, just beyond the bus line, Grimm Industries is not easily accessible for many inner-city residents. Transportation, then, becomes an added challenge for many potential employees enrolled in the programs at SBEC.

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Presque Isle Downs, SBEC Employer

Presque Isle Downs & Casino

A fast-paced business such as Presque Isle Downs & Casino requires a highly responsive job placement partner. Lori Tate, Human Resources Generalist at the Casino has found such a partner at SBEC. “The staff are very knowledgeable, helpful, friendly, and always present well-screened candidates to us.”

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Chris Hoover, Infinity Resources, SBEC employer

Chris Hoover, Infinity Resources

Infinity Resources, a job referral and placement organization, has been a long-standing partner with SBEC and for good reasons. “If we get a call from SBEC, we know that the applicant they recommend has met the necessary criteria,” observes Chris Hoover, manager of the Erie office for Infinity Resources. “I have great confidence in anyone they put forth!”

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