It has always been challenging to be a small business owner, but today’s business environment presents unique challenges, like finding the right employees to help your business thrive.
One local organization that helps El Paso-area businesses with this issue is Workforce Solutions Borderplex (WSB). Widely known for helping match employers with job seekers, which is central to their mission and especially helpful with today’s difficulties in hiring, WSB can also do so much more for your business.
WSB is a government-funded nonprofit that “advances education, employment, entrepreneurship and economic development prospects in support of global competitiveness and regional prosperity.” WSB’s local leadership is constantly looking for innovative ways to help businesses grow and prosper.
According to the WSB website, the organization offers occupational training that provides up to $8,500 (may include training costs, books, equipment costs and more) to eligible business that meet Workforce Program Guidelines. This is just one example of the innovative and useful services that WSB provides.
As a small business owner, the Better Business Bureau understands that any help you can get is invaluable, so here’s how WSB can best serve your business and why you should take advantage of their resources:
Workforce Solutions Borderplex can:
- Help you find the right candidate for your vacant positions
- Train candidates to fill your positions
- Provide apprentices
- Provide occupational training with financial assistance
- Help pay for your employees while they train
- Provide training to up-scale your current employees
- Provide childcare assistance
- Help your business successfully transform to an online platform with their Digital Solutions program
WSB also offers the Best Place for Working Parents El Paso certification, which allows businesses to use an online self-assessment tool that can designate them as a business with family friendly policies.
These are just a few of the services available from WSB. Because these services, and all WSB services, are at no cost to your business or employee, they should be the first place you look when you need employees or training.
The BBB understands how difficult it is for business owners and employees to know what resources are available to help them succeed and how to access them, so you are encouraged to become familiar with the great work and resources at Workforce Solutions Borderplex. You can reach them at (915) 887-2332 or [email protected].
Marybeth Stevens is CEO of the Better Business Bureau of El Paso. You can reach her at [email protected].