Long Island

Winter 2017 Newsletter- Project Launches
Tweezerman International LLC (Nassau County) Port Washington, New York

Type of Organization: Retailer/distributor of beauty tool implements

Project Type: Training

Project Name: Supervisory Training

Impact to Jobs: Skill Development

Project Focus: Support training for warehouse supervisors who have been promoted from within.  The training will focus on skills in effective communication, performance management, conflict resolution, and leadership, and will help prepare staff for success in their new supervisory roles.

Employees at Location: 129

RWDSU UFCW Local 338 - Long Island (Nassau County) Mineola, New York

Type of Organization: Retail and Service Sector Union

Project Type: Training

Project Name: Communication Training

Impact to Jobs: Job Growth, Skill Development

Project Focus: Provide training to Retail Worker and Department Store Union (RWDSU), United Food and Commercial Worker Union (UFCW) members on social media and other on-line methods of communication. The use of alternative methods of communication to share and collect information relevant to members is intended to increase participation, engagement, and participation in other training initiatives.

Employees at Location: 15,000

RWDSU UFCW Local 1102 - Long Island (Nassau County) Woodbury, New York

Type of Organization: Retail and Service Sector Union

Project Type: Training

Project Name: English as a Second Language (ESL) Training

Impact to Jobs: Skill Development

Project Focus: Support training to improve English language skills for members located at Hofstra University.  Increased success of communication with co-workers, supervisors, and customers is expected to help members remain competitive, retain positions, and potentially receive promotions.

Employees at Location: 331

Island Components (Suffolk County) Holbrook, New York

Type of Organization: Manufacturer of precision rotating components providing optimal design and cost-effective solutions

Project Type: Combination – Training and Equipment

Project Name: Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System Implementation

Impact to Jobs: Job Growth, Skill Development

Project Focus: Assist with the implementation of a new system to enhance the company's ability to manage business and satisfy customer requirements. The implementation includes system training. Implementation of the new system is expected to result in further growth and hiring.  

Employees at Location: 12

RWDSU UFCW Local 1102 - Long Island (Nassau County) Woodbury, New York

Type of Organization: Retail and Service Sector Union

Project Type: Training

Project Name: Leadership Training

Impact to Jobs: Skill Development

Project Focus: Train Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union and United Food and Commercial Workers members who are in newly created leadership positions and provide formal leadership training to existing staff. Participants will develop leadership skills that will help them grow and meet the demands of their employers.

Employees at Location: 22

Action Machined Products, Inc. (Suffolk County) Copiague, New York

Type of Organization: Manufacturer of small precision parts for the aerospace, medical, and commercial industries

Project Type: Training

Project Name: Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Training

Impact to Jobs: Job Growth, Skill Development

Project Focus: Provide in-depth training on the CRM system so that employees can competitively quote, track, and process customer orders. This training will provide employees with new skills and enable the company to maximize its value to customers, resulting in business and workforce growth.

Employees at Location: 10

C&H Machining Inc (Suffolk County) Bohemia, New York

Type of Organization: Subcontract manufacturer that performs machining for various industries

Project Type: Equipment

Project Name: Equipment - Image Dimensional Measurement System

Impact to Jobs: Job Retention, Skill Development

Project Focus: Purchase new equipment that will enable the company to remain competitive, increase work with existing customers, and increase employee skill sets to industry standards.  Improved quality will result in job retention.

Employees at Location: 13

Precise LED (Nassau County) Valley Stream, New York

Type of Organization: A manufacturer of LED lighting fixtures serving new construction, mid to high-end residential, and office markets

Project Type: Equipment

Project Name: Equipment - Aluminum Cutting Saw

Impact to Jobs: Job Retention, Skill Development

Project Focus: Assist in the purchase of machinery that will allow the company to be more competitive in its industry by reducing lead times and improving safety for employees.

Employees at Location: 10

Lorraine Gregory Communications (Nassau County) Farmingdale, New York

Type of Organization: A full-service creative communications practice that produces work in areas such as marketing, advertising, digital campaigns, direct mail, and branded products

Project Type: Other

Project Name: My GPS for Success Long Island

Impact to Jobs: Job Placement, Skill Development

Project Focus: Support the creation of a multi-platform website where students and adults can watch, read, and learn about career opportunities, education and training requirements, and regional employers in the 16 different career clusters. Highlighted careers have been nationally outlined as experiencing a shortage of skilled workers entering the workforce. My GPS for Success will create the change required to link and coordinate workforce development stakeholders on Long Island, regardless of location, on a web-based platform. Connection and communication will impact how regional education and training are linked to regional employers and businesses, ultimately providing clear career maps for students and job seekers to research, understand, and follow.

Employees at Location: 33

RWDSU/UFCW Local 2013 (Suffolk County-project is based here) Bellport, New York

Type of Organization: Retail and Service Sector Union

Project Type: Training

Project Name: Service and Retail Sector Union

Impact to Jobs: Job Promotion, Skill Development

Project Focus: Support ESL classes for members located at Quality King in Bellport, NY (headquartered in New York City) in order to improve productivity and remove barriers to promotion opportunities.

Employees at Location: 1,000

**PLEASE NOTE: If the number of employees is listed as "n/a," then the project is targeted to other organizations. For example, building trades unions run training programs for their members, but members are hired separately by general contractors. In other cases, a non-profit may be running a program that serves others.