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Santini Foods

Santini Foods

Santini Foods, founded in 1987, was a successful San Lorenzo−based maker and distributor of sauces, syrups and milk products but in recent years profits were flat despite healthy sales. Internal analysts suspected product waste and sewage treatment costs were to...
Alter G

Alter G

Anti-gravity treadmills! Bionic legs! For Fremont-based AlterG, creating the future with the products they made was the easy part. The hard part was imagining their own future – revamped processes with inefficiencies eliminated and the layout of their new facility. To...
Vintage 99 Label Manufacturing

Vintage 99 Label Manufacturing

Vintage 99 Labeling Manufacturing is a 15-year-old, green-certified, Santa Rosa−based business that makes wine labels, one of the most demanding specialties in commercial printing. Tight timelines in the wine production industry had set a standard where customers...
Cassandra

Cassandra

When she came to EASTBAY Works, Cassandra had no previous work experience, no direction in life and little academic success. Interested in a career in health care, she enrolled in the Contra Costa County’s Workforce Development (CCCWDB) Program for out-of-school...
David

David

David was an 18-year-old high school drop-out when he came to EASTBAY Works. He had been convicted of a crime at 16 and was living between his grandmother’s and friends’ homes. David was eager to make a fresh start, get his GED and find a career, so he enrolled in the...
Jaileel

Jaileel

When Jaileel graduated from John Swett High School last year, he had never held a job. Today, he’s working at an event staffing company and he says he owes his current employment to the Earn and Learn summer jobs program. He says his internship at East Bay...