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Program enables company to keep up with rising demand

UPLAND, Calif.  – In 2012, MedRevenu Inc. founder John Alvarez faced increasing demand for his company’s services. This challenged MedRevenu’s capacity; Alvarez had to turn business away.  When the County of San Bernardino Workforce Investment Board contacted Alvarez about its no-cost On-The-Job training program, he recognized that the program would be a valuable resource for expansion.

“We faced a large hurdle in 2012: we had immense demand but not the immediate resources to hire and train a team to meet that demand,” said John Alvarez, of MedRevenu. “With assistance from On-The-Job training in place, we were able to offset our initial costs, overcome this obstacle, and hire three of our last 10 employees with help from the Workforce Investment Board.  The program helped MedRevenu double in size in 2012.”

MedRevenu employs a unique recruiting methodology; it hires for attitude and trains for skill. On-The-Job Training allowed the necessary time and financing to train employees properly.

“With an average company growth of 50 percent over the last four years, it can be difficult to give a new employee the time necessary for proper training. On-The-Job Training has allowed us to continue growing our team quickly while maintaining the highest industry standards,” said John Alvarez, President of MedRevenu,

On-the-Job Training reimburses a business for a portion of a new hire’s wages during the initial training period.  The program’s goal is permanent employment for each trainee, once the employees are fully trained and have completed the probationary period. Offered at no cost to the employer, these programs reduce hiring costs and increase productivity.

“MedRevenu Inc. is a perfect example of how Workforce Investment Board programs can help companies reach the next level of expansion,” stated Sandy Harmsen, Executive Director of the Workforce Investment Board. “By helping companies in the County of San Bernardino grow, we are ensuring the creation of more job opportunities for our residents.”

The Workforce Investment Board offers many free services and programs to local businesses through their Business Resource Team.  The Business Resource Team helps local companies with services such as layoff aversion programs and process improvement services that save jobs. Additionally, the Business Resource Team provide business workshops, access to On-the-Job Training and assistance with recruitment.  In 2011, the Workforce Investment Board trained more than 3,300 job seekers to enter careers in high-demand industry sectors and the Business Resource Teams visited and established relationships with more than 2,800 local businesses.

“The Workforce Investment Board provides vital support to our business community; I encourage San Bernardino County businesses to take advantage of the many helpful resources the WIB has to offer,” said Janice Rutherford, County of San Bernardino Chair and Second District Supervisor. “As the WIB continues to help our employers grow their businesses, we can offer greater opportunities for our residents to find long-term careers.”

For information on upcoming WIB training classes and programs, contact the local Employment Resource Center or call (800) 451-JOBS; visit www.csb-win.org

About MedRevenu, Inc.

MedRevenu, Inc., founded in 2005, is based in Upland, California and provides innovative revenue cycle management solutions for physicians.  For more information about MedRevenu, Inc. visit http://www.medrevenu.com.

About the Workforce Investment Board of San Bernardino County

The Workforce Investment 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 Workforce Investment Board 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 Workforce Investment Board, 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.

Employers and job seekers who are interested in the Workforce Investment Board programs may call: (800) 451-JOBS or visit www.csb-win.org. Also follow us on: Facebook www.facebook.com/SBWIB Twitter @InlandEmpireJob; and YouTube http://www.youtube.com/SBCountyWIB.

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