Office Furniture Warehouse Awarded Southeast TN Development District Grant

Monday, May 14, 2018
OFW management team explains the opportunities for personal and professional development afforded to the operations staff by the grant
OFW management team explains the opportunities for personal and professional development afforded to the operations staff by the grant
Office Furniture Warehouse has been awarded $8,500 to reimburse the expense of company efforts to further employees’ personal and professional development with the newly-adopted Incumbent Worker Training program. “The Incumbent Worker Training Program is a competitive grant that provides funding to help eligible Tennessee businesses effectively train and retain employees by providing skills upgrades and process improvement training for existing, full-time employees. 
 
"All grant projects shall be performance based with specific measurable performance outcomes including the completion rate of the training project, number of employees trained, beginning and ending wages of trainees, and customer satisfaction.
” officials said. 
 
The grant was awarded by the American Job Center in partnership with the Southeast Tennessee Development District Office of Workforce Development.  
 
"We are proud to partner with SETD on our training goals.” says John Jerman, OFW president and founder. “We strive to continuously improve our customer experience by providing skill building opportunities for our OFW team.” 
 
"As we ramp up OFW training activities, we will gain efficiencies that translate into savings for our valued customers." said Mark Kleiner, VP of Finance. 
 
Office Furniture Warehouse, LLC, winner of the Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce’s 2014 Small Business of the Year Award is a BBB-accredited dealer of new and used commercial furniture, insured office mover and provider of furniture services. Office and showroom, 1900 Stuart St. in Chattanooga, are open to the public Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.



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