Thursday, December 15, 2011

Walmart Provides $5,000 Grant to the GLCEDC

The Pontiac Walmart, through the Walmart Foundation, recently announced that the Greater Livingston County Economic Development Council (GLCEDC) was the recipient of a $5,000 grant for their work in facilitating economic development opportunities for the communities and residents of the Livingston County area.

"We are excited to have local support for our efforts from Walmart.  Walmart understands that economic development is a team effort and that it takes financial support from all of the various industries and employers to be successful", said Larry Vaupel, CEO of the GLCEDC.

Steve Lawson, General Manager of the Pontiac Walmart stated, "We are pleased to be able to support local organizations like the GLCEDC that are making a positive impact on the local economy and in the lives of area residents."

The GLCEDC is funded by annual member investments from local businesses, the Livingston County Board, and area municipalities.  Their mission includes efforts to recruit and retain businesses, train and assist entrepreneurs starting new businesses, and facilitate economic development activity in the region.  More information about the GLCEDC can be found at their website:  To learn more about the Walmart Foundation, access their website at:

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Workforce Board Offers Hiring & Training Assistance

The right job applicant is out there... we can shorten your search time. 
We are Livingston County’s Hiring and Training Resource.

We can help you with:

Employer job postings – We make sure the right people see your listings.

Recruitment assistance and hiring events – We customize the hiring process to meet your company’s specific needs. Services may include applicant referrals, collection of resumes, job fairs, screening of applicants, assessments and behavioral based interviewing.

Skill and aptitude testing – We offer a variety of pre-employment testing services to make sure your potential applicants have the skills needed for the job.

Labor market information – We help you stay informed of the local labor market with up-to- date wage rates and projected labor demand.

Training services – We have the resources and the referrals on training programs for your employees as well as potential funding sources.
The Grundy Livingston Kankakee Workforce Board is committed to maintaining a strong workforce in Livingston County. Most of our services are free to employers and can be customized to meet your specific set of needs.

For more information call:
Ann Rzasa
Business Services Coordinator
909 N. Liberty Street 
Morris, IL 60450