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Success Through Partnership
Expresss Personnel Teams up with WorkSource Oregon
Kim Guard
Kim Guard, Express Personnel
Kim Guard manages the Express Personnel Services office in Beaverton. Her office works with 65 to 100 employers each week – employers who have jobs to fill. Express needs qualified applicants to fill those jobs. Where does Kim turn to find those qualified candidates? WorkSource Oregon.
“A lot of companies use resources such as Monster and the Oregonian, and I have to be honest and say 80% of our workforce in the last four years has come from WorkSource Oregon.”
Kim works with WorkSource Oregon partners like the Oregon Employment Department, the Capital Career Center and the Job Corps. It’s a growing partnership. Not only does Kim get great candidates for her openings, but when job seekers come into a WorkSource Oregon Center, they might end up with a referral to Kim or one of the other Express Personnel offices in Oregon.
“They partner with us if they see a good candidate walk in the door that’s immediately needing work they’ll contact us and send that person right over.”
Kim’s Express office brings in 10 – 35 applicants a day. All get an interview and a skill assessment. If one of her clients needs to update their skills, Kim could refer them to one of the WorkSource Oregon Centers in her area that offers training.
All in all, working with WorkSource Oregon helps Kim’s business stay competitive and profitable – all the services of WorkSource Oregon are prepaid through employer payroll taxes. So Kim saves money, and she also saves time.
“When we place orders online with WorkSource Oregon they’re able to screen out the candidates who don’t’ have the right skill set and refer the right ones so we’re not interviewing a hundred people, instead we’re just interviewing the skilled candidates, maybe thirty instead of a hundred. So they are able to cut down on our busyness.  They’re saving time for us and they’re finding us good people.”
Why don’t you try partnering with your local WorkSource Oregon Center? To find the one nearest you, click HERE – or to hook up with a WorkSource Oregon partner workforce agency, click HERE.

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