Vertis Partners with Taller San Jose to Provide Jobs for Disadvantaged Youth
BALTIMORE, MD—August 21, 2012—Vertis Communications, a results-driven marketing communications company, announced a new partnership with Taller San Jose, the Santa Ana, CA-based non-profit organization dedicated to helping troubled young people work to develop skills for a brighter future. The relationship will grant disadvantaged youth, ages 18-28, valuable experience in order to achieve a productive career and self-reliant future.
As Taller San Jose’s first and only marketing communications partner, Vertis provides ambitious young adults with marketable job skills and new opportunities to succeed in a competitive industry. Trained and reliable individuals hired as part of Vertis’ temporary labor staff provide support to the company’s high profile retail, automotive and financial services clients through positions responsible for preparing, packing and warehousing high-quality direct marketing pieces and point of sale materials destined for retail locations across the United States.
“We are delighted to welcome Vertis Communications to the Taller San Jose family,” said Shawna Smith, CEO and executive director, Taller San Jose. “The experiences Vertis will provide to our young people will help instill confidence and respect, but also valuable resume-building experience that leads to living wage employment and an independent future.”
Each year, Taller San Jose walks approximately 150 young adults out of poverty through job training that leads to a steady income. Vertis’ participation with the program has begun to guide more than a dozen troubled youth to a more fulfilling future.
“We are privileged to support our community and give hope to those less fortunate through this meaningful partnership with Taller San Jose,” said Terry Monday, executive vice president, sales and operations, Vertis Communications. “On behalf of the company, we are eager to welcome new members to the team who will positively contribute to our productivity, while laying a foundation to their own personal achievements.”
Vertis Communications is a results-driven marketing communications company that delivers inventive advertising, direct marketing and interactive solutions to prominent brands across North America. Our deep industry knowledge and extensive range of offerings—including integrated data solutions, digital program management systems, creative services, world-class print and mail production, logistics, out-of-home and business process outsourcing—are used to deliver superior program performance that drives bottom line results for our clients. With 100 strategically positioned locations and more than 5,000 dedicated professionals, we deliver impeccable quality and fast turn-around to any market.