Wednesday, October 20, 2021
81.7 F
Fort Worth
970x250_DM_Leasing

Klein Tools, Lockheed finalists for TWC top employer

🕐 1 min read

The Texas Workforce Commission named Klein Tools Inc. of Mansfield and Lockheed Martin Corp. of Fort Worth as finalists for the 2016 Texas Workforce Solutions Small Employer of the Year Award and Large Employer of the Year Award, respectively.

The two Tarrant County employers are among six finalists chosen from among 44 private-sector employers nominated by local workforce partners for their contributions to the Texas workforce through innovation and collaboration with their local Workforce Solutions board and their local community.

This year marks the first time TWC will recognize two employers with the distinction between large and small employers of the year.

Lockheed Martin, which employs more than 14,100 people, is recognized for contributing billions of dollars annually to the Fort Worth-Dallas economy and promoting aerospace and aviation careers in partnership with the Texas Workforce Commission, Workforce Solutions for Tarrant County and local educational institutions.

The company granted $1 million to the Fort Worth Independent School District to implement Project Lead the Way STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program, and encourages interest in engineering careers through internship opportunities and an employee volunteer program.

Klein Tools, a global hand tool manufacturer, began operating in Mansfield in 2010 and has almost 400 employees. That number is expected to increase to 600 by 2018. Klein works with Workforce Solutions of Tarrant County to recruit and hire candidates. Klein is a member of the Mansfield Manufacturing Partnership with Workforce Solutions, Mansfield Economic Development Corp. and Mansfield Independent School District. The company recently expanded its Skills Development Fund grant with Tarrant County College, and trained 130 new workers for manufacturing jobs.

The 2016 Small and Large Employer of the Year winners will be announced at the 20th annual Texas Workforce Conference Employer Award luncheon on Dec. 8 in Houston.

Related Articles

Our Digital Sponsors

Latest Articles

Texas Rangers
Fort Worth Business Press Logo
This advertisement will close in
00
Months
00
Days
00
Hours
00
Minutes
00
Seconds
seconds..
Click here to continue to Fort Worth Business Press

Not ready to subscribe?

Try a few articles on us.

Enter your email address and we will give you access to three articles a month, to give us a try. You also get an opportunity to receive our newsletter with stories of the day.

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Get our email updates

Stay up-to-date with the issues, companies and people that matter most to business in the Fort Worth.

  • Restaurants
  • Technology
  • and more!

FWBP Morning Brief

FWBP 5@5

Weekend Newsletter

  • Banking & Finance
  • Culture
  • Real Estate