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Turner Construction Company and Workforce Opportunity Services Expand Engagement with Managed Services Program

Mon March 12, 2018 - National Edition
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Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS) — the leading non-profit organization connecting individuals from underserved populations with transformative career opportunities — has announced the expansion of its engagement with Turner Construction Company. Through WOS Managed Services, three individuals from underserved communities have been recruited and trained to provide Turner employees with service desk support. Their services will be provided over a 12-week period and will be outsourced from WOS' offices in Dallas.

Turner and WOS first partnered in 2015 to place talent in service desk positions in Dallas and St. Louis. Since then, nine individuals from underserved communities in four cities, including military veterans, have been placed on-site at Turner by WOS.

"WOS serves as a valuable source of talent for our organization as we seek to build a diverse and inclusive workplace in which all employees contribute creative ideas, seek challenges, and have the opportunity to grow," said Warren Kudman, CIO at Turner Construction Company.

"WOS is thrilled to expand its partnership with Turner, a long-time and valued partner of ours," said Dr. Art Langer, founder and chairman of WOS. "Our relationship started when Warren Kudman, Turner's CIO (at the time he was at Sealed Air), contacted me after reading an article about WOS in Business Week. Since then, Kudman has been committed to integrating talent from underserved communities into the workforce and a tremendous supporter of the good work WOS does for these communities. I am thrilled WOS can help Turner fulfill its talent needs while also providing opportunities for underserved individuals — we are also excited to now offer a full-range of Gig economy solutions as part of our extended offerings to businesses."

WOS launched its Managed Services program in 2012, providing organizations with outsourced technical and product support so they can focus on their core business. "WOS Managed Services is a solution for companies committed to workforce diversity but may not have the desire, infrastructure or long-term need to hire personnel full-time for roles such as legacy software support, help desk, quality assurance, and cyber security monitoring," said Jim Knight, WOS' director of managed services and former global CIO of Chubb Insurance.

For more information about WOS Managed Services, please contact [email protected]

About Workforce Opportunity Services

Founded in 2005, Workforce Opportunity Services (WOS) is a leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit committed to developing the skills of untapped talent from underserved and veteran communities through partnerships with organizations dedicated to diversifying their workforce. Utilizing a scientifically-based model, we recruit, educate, train, and place high-potential candidates with leading organizations around the world. To date, WOS has served 3,800+ individuals through partnerships with more than 60 corporations in 40+ locations worldwide. For more information, visit wforce.org.

About Turner Construction Company

Turner is a North America-based, international construction services company and is a leading builder in diverse market segments. The company has earned recognition for undertaking large, complex projects, fostering innovation, embracing emerging technologies and making a difference for their clients, employees and community.




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