Times are tough, no? Reading the news can cause your stomach to turn into knots and have you looking over your shoulder at every turn. Many families experiencing the hardscrabble reality of cutting back to the bare bones of living, cutting all but the essentials; too many have been out of work too long.
Companies are scaling back or holding off on new hires waiting for a sign that things are on the way up, pensive, they sit on their hands waiting for the all clear indicating that it is go time again.
Not Crestron, it has never been our policy to wait for someone else to get it done, whether developing cutting edge technology or creating jobs. The first rule of business is to identify a need, then solve it! Well, we can all agree that the current situation needs resolving, now!
Determined that it is high time to take action, the Crestron Human Resources department created a Workforce Development Initiative partnering with the Bergen Community College and the New Jersey Department of Labor to recruit eligible unemployed candidates to participate in a 9-week rigorous electronics-training course. The program consists of 7 weeks on theory and fundamentals of audio visual and 2 weeks of intensive hands on Crestron products. The goal – to put local people to work.
We are proud that all 10 students are now Crestron employees, starting work as of Monday Oct 17th. Infocomm’s AV Week is about celebrating and generating interest in the ‘AV industry’. What better way to act on the philosophy of industry outreach than by creating jobs! Kick out the Jams!
It is a simple equation really, develop jobs, build up communities, improve lives, and get the economy rolling. Why are we dedicated to doing this? The answer: how we could not, it is about your neighbors, your friends, your family, you, me. In short it is about helping us, the collective we. And damn! It feels good.
We look forward to continuing the program soon but Crestron cannot be the only one. This is a call to action friends!
We ask you to consider what steps you can take to create jobs, and then act on it.