The Workforce Development Board of Ventura County (WDB) recently elected Tracy Perez as chair and Peter Zierhut as vice-chair. Both will serve one-year terms.
Perez is regional manager at United Staffing Associates, a local staffing firm with four branch locations in Ventura County. "My main objective as WDB chair is to bring greater awareness to the public and business community about the resources and support available for workers, job seekers and employers through the Workforce Development Board," says Perez.
Perez's firm has used the employer services at WDB's America's Job Center of California and has referred job seekers with specific barriers to employment to seek assistance and support. "These services are vital to our community," says Perez. "Local employers can also benefit from resources provided through the WDB, such as incumbent worker training, recruitment services and business consulting."
New WDB Vice-Chair Peter Zierhut is vice president-Motorsports Marketing at Haas Automation.
"Tracy and Peter are strong proponents of a high-quality, high-skilled workforce," says Gregory Liu, outgoing chair. "Tracy's perspective is unique as she sees both sides of the hiring process. In his position, Peter knows the challenges of obtaining and retaining great employees. The WDB looks forward to their leadership and insight."
Members of the WDB include leaders from business, economic development, education, labor, government and community-based organizations.
About the Workforce Development Board
The Workforce Development Board of Ventura County administers federal funds that help to support America’s Job Center of California locations and other free job seeker, youth, and employer programs and services in Ventura County. For more information, call 805-204-5186 or visit http://workforceventuracounty.org.