Dear Editor:

Business Employment Skills Team (BEST, Inc.) would like to encourage anyone who is looking for employment or a new career in 2021 to give them a call.

BEST, Inc. assists in helping adults, dislocated workers, and youth gain meaningful employment with job search assistance, On-the-Job Training (OJT) and paid Work Experience. BEST, Inc. has services for those affected by the Opioid Epidemic and Apprenticeship programs as well.

As we say goodbye to 2020 we want to help those who faced challenges with employment or training. BEST, Inc. is here to help you whether it is for training, finding a job or getting a better job.

BEST, Inc. is a federally-funded agency assisting local companies to thrive in today's complex, competitive and ever-changing economy. Our professional staff will meet with employers to assess their needs and determine an appropriate implementation plan.

We have a multitude of free services to help business with training, hiring and retention. If you have any questions about how we can help your business thrive in 2021 do not hesitate to call 815 631-2990 to schedule a meeting.

BEST, Inc. has received a grant to expand apprenticeship opportunities. Nikelle Tellier is the Project Navigator for the Apprenticeship Program. For more information please contact her at 815-200-3196.

Best, Inc. serves Carroll and seven other area counties. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the offices are closed to walk-in traffic, however, our staff can assist you by appointment by calling 815-625-9648.

Carrie Folken

BEST, Inc. Executive Director