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Eastridge Happenings: May

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Month in Review: May 2016

The Eastridge team kept busy during the month of May by giving back to local communities. Partnering with incredible organizations like Working Wardrobes and Junior Achievement helped Eastridge Workforce Solutions get people one step closer to finding opportunities and enrichment through work. Read on to see what went on in May:

Orange County, CA

Linda Grant and Alyson Boyd from Eastridge’s Orange County office attended Working Wardrobes’ Professional Clothing and Accessories Drive on May 13th at Union Bank Square in Orange, CA.

Alyson and Linda from Eastridge with Working Wardrobes
Linda Grant and Alyson Boyd with Working Wardrobes’ Board of Directors Chairman, Derek Benson.

This is the second year Eastridge has been involved in this annual clothing drive as it provides the opportunity to share the Eastridge brand in Orange County and help the local community by assisting people get back into the workforce. Thanks Linda and Alyson for doing such a great job representing Eastridge!

Working Wardrobes is an organization that helps men, women, young adults, and veterans overcome difficult challenges through workforce readiness services that include career training, job placement assistance, and professional wardrobe.

Our Cerritos, Anaheim, and Newport Beach offices wrapped up Q1 with a Q1 Employee Recognition and Values Ceremony. Hosted every quarter, Orange County branches gather together to recognize employees who exemplify the company’ score values. Congratulations to all awardees!

  • Eastridge Newport Beach Direct Hire Team Wins Award for Highest Branch Bottom Line Profit
  • Kim Fiene from Eastridge Wins Award for Highest Gross Margin Dollars
  • Jerico Raguero with Eastridge Wins Most Valuable Player Award
  • Reid Haymond from Eastridge Workforce Solutions Wins Integrity Award
  • Dan Earhart from Eastridge Workforce Solutions Wins Creativity Award
  • Cindy Hernandez with Eastridge Wins Deliver Our Best Award
  • Jamie Bee with Eastridge Workforce Solutions Wins Communication Award
  • Alyson Boyd from Eastridge Workforce Solutions Wins Commitment Award
  • Kim Tran with Eastridge Workforce Solutions Wins Rising Star Award
  • Caitlin Berke from Eastridge Wins Rising Star Award
  • Highest Branch Bottom Line Profit – Newport Beach Direct Hire team (Kim Tran, Vanessa Christensen, Wendy Meyer, Jerico Raguero, Lina Savage, JC Carrion, Jonathan Uribe)
  • Highest Gross Margin Dollars – Kim Fiene
  • Most Valuable Player - Jerico Raguero
  • Integrity - Reid Haymond
  • Creativity - Dan Earhart
  • Deliver Our Best - Cindy Hernandez
  • Communication - Jamie Bee
  • Commitment - Alyson Boyd
  • "Rising Stars" - Kim Tran, Caitlin Berke

San Diego, CA

Eastridge’s Manufacturing & Distribution Division in Mira Mesa hosted a job shadow event on May 26th.

In partnership with Junior Achievement, the Mira Mesa team provided an inside look into the day-to-day responsibilities of a Manufacturing professional to 25 local high school students.

Eastridge Workforce Solutions Partners with Junior Achievement

The students learned about the manufacturing industry in San Diego and received hands-on experience with a mock-assembly line. Additionally, the students learned about “personal branding” and the importance of social media for one’s career from Eastridge’s Director of HR, Sarah Canfield, and Operations Supervisor, Kelsie Soriano.

Since 1950, Junior Achievement (JA) of San Diego County has provided life-changing programs to more than 730,000 youth—in the classroom and after school—to foster an understanding of how the “real world” works. To ensure youth are prepared for their future, JA teaches them how to get a job, start a business and how to manage money.

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