Through the WorkForce One program, we found qualified employees. We are pleased that we added the positions within South Florida, an area hard hit by the economy.
Coral Springs, FL (PRWEB) May 23, 2012
New Wave Surgical Corp, Coral Springs, was recently featured in a Sun-Sentinel article about its participation in an on-the-job training through a federally-funded program, WorkForce One. The medical device company founded in 2004 is experiencing rapid growth. New Wave Surgical has nearly 70 permanent employees and expects to hire additional employees by 2013. The company found the need to hire additional assemblers of laparoscopic surgical equipment. The first trainee started working in February 2011 and since then 19 additional trainees from the program have become employees of the company.
Michael Lopez, Comptroller, commented, “We are very pleased with the WorkForce One program. Through the program, we found qualified employees, each of whom had their pay subsidized for the initial three months. We had a first-hand opportunity to see how well each trainee performed before actually hiring them on a permanent basis. In turn, they had the opportunity to learn the job and determine if it was a good fit. It was a win-win situation for both parties. I am particularly pleased that we added the positions within South Florida, an area that has been hard hit by the economy. Further, I am delighted to announce that our production rates have more than doubled for the period April 2011 to April 2012.”
New Wave Surgical Corp. is a medical device development company founded in 2004 to design, patent, and market medical devices for the laparoendoscopic surgical markets. Development of the D-HELP® device was accomplished with the participation of leading surgeons, surgical residents, and operating room staff. The D-HELP is a sterile disposable multifunctional device designed for use in all laparoscopic procedures. The device combines the functions of several supplies currently purchased by hospitals into one simple-to-use device. D-HELP also encompasses valuable new functions that have heretofore been entirely unaddressed in laparoscopy. FDA 510k clearance was received for D-HELP in October 2006 and the product was commercially launched in October 2007. NWS has been granted three US patents, and has two US patents and four international patents pending.
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