Assistance like this helps us fulfill our mission of creating a sustainable and opportunistic workplace.
Urbana, IA (PRWEB) May 30, 2014
The intense growth at Urbana-based Clickstop has resulted in support from a new jobs training program.
The 260E Iowa New Jobs Training Program through Kirkwood Community College provides financial assistance for the education and development for basic skills jobs to highly specialized and advanced positions. It is designed to assist new or expanding businesses that are creating jobs in Iowa.
Through the program, Clickstop can be reimbursed for some of the expenses incurred from hiring and training a new employee. Half of the reimbursement is to compensate for lost productivity during training, while the remaining is for development or training programs.
The combined efforts of Kirkwood Community College, the government, and local businesses in the program, promotes economic and workforce development in Iowa so local companies remain competitive.
Tim Guenther, Clickstop’s owner and CEO said the company hired over thirty employees last year and plans to continue hiring throughout the next year with support from the program.
“We attract a lot of great talent because of our commitment to having a great work environment,” said Guenther. “It will be beneficial to be reimbursed for some of our hiring, training and development costs. These areas are crucial to being a top workplace in the Corridor.”
Clickstop previously took advantage of the New Jobs Training Program in 2011.
Guenther says nearly half of the jobs created in the past 18 months have come as a result of the company’s new manufacturing unit for its flagship US Cargo Control division. Guenther plans to continue expansion of this team to create new jobs throughout 2014.
“This kind of support in the Corridor creates lasting impact,” continued Guenther. “Assistance like this helps us fulfill our mission of creating a sustainable and opportunistic workplace. We’re excited to offer even more personal and professional development options for our team through this program.”
About Clickstop, Inc.
Based in Urbana, IA, Clickstop is an end-to-end E-commerce business that fulfills orders from its suite of online web stores, including USCargoControl.com, FastenersPlus.com, EcoFoil.com, and SpaceSavers.com. For more information, visit Clickstop.com.