PMI-CCVC BAKERSFIELD BRANCH
FUTURE OF JOBS IN KERN COUNTY
Industry Trends, Job Hunting, Interviewing
Founder at PTS Staffing Company
Ronald Stein founded the staffing augmentation company PTS Staffing Solutions in 1995. Today, PTS is a leading regional provider of engineering & professional staffing outsource solutions for California and Texas. PTS specializes in staffing to the petrochemical, power,transportation, and infrastructure related industries as well as the IT, Finance and Accounting sectors. Prior to PTS, Ron started his career at Fluor and Bechtel and enjoyed extensive opportunities to learn the energy industry. Ron actively shares his views about the energy industry, and the economy, with our elected legislature officials in Sacramento and the press.
• He has testified before legislatures
• He has met with Governor Brown’s Chief Advisor on Job
and Businesses, Mike Rossi.
• He has authored Op-Ed articles on energy for the press.
• He is active in the Western States Petroleum Association
(WSPA), and WSPA Legislative Days in Sacramento.
Kern County Economic Overview
President & CEO of Kern Economic Development
With East Coast roots, Richard brings passion and foundational knowledge to position KEDC at the forefront of the competition for job creation and economic development. Richard graduated from Georgetown University and received his MBA from American University before moving across the country to work in Seattle as an economic developer. With more than 20 years of economic development experience, Richard is truly the best when it comes to “thinking big” and shaping Kern County’s economic future. Chapman’s previous positions included Executive Director of the Buckeye (Arizona) Valley Development, Inc., and Vice President for the Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County.He has also held a research position with Prudential Securities.
“It is a distinct pleasure to serve my ninth year with a strong and
formidable team, as we develop and implement innovative strategies
for the region’s emerging and established industry clusters.” -Richard
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM - Registration and Networking
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM - Introduction
• Tunde Deru, Director PMI Bakersfield
5:30 PM - 6:15 PM - Industry Trends, Job Hunting, Interviewing
• Ronald Stein: Founder of PTS Staffing Solutions
6:15 PM - 6:30 PM - Break
6:30 PM - 7:15 PM - Kern County Economic Overview
• Richard Chapman: President & CEO of KEDC (Kern Economic Development Corporation)
7:15 PM - 8:00 PM - Questions & Answers / Wrap up, Panel Discussion
8:00 PM - Close