- Business Advocacy
In any business it is important to hire enough people for the work that is to be done. Placing help wanted ads, interviewing, and selection of new hires can take time and effort needed for other projects. That is where a staffing agency like South Bay Safety can help.
In 2018, Sandra Romero saw this need clearly and founded her family owned and operated business in Torrance as a brand new staffing agency. She focused the company on businesses like food manufacturing, distribution, warehousing, apparel, light and heavy industry, machine operating, and computing.
She has opened a South Bay Safety office in Alhambra at 2585 W. Commonwealth Ave. Keeping in mind the family owned and operated formula, Ms. Romero’s sister, Claudia Perez, and husband, Tony Perez, are running the Alhambra office. Mr. and Mrs. Perez, who live locally, are already up and running, helping to staff local businesses with needed employees.
Most staffing agencies work to place skilled and experienced workers in professional jobs. Ms. Romero takes a different approach. South Bay Safety focuses on entry level employment, the all-important first jobs. Her formula of meeting the needs of companies employing hands-on workers immediately resonated with employers. She then set up a program to teach fork lift operating skills and certification program as well as machine operation training. Even during the COVID shut down, warehousing operations for online sales needed to hire entry level and semi-skilled workers, and South Bay Safety was in the right place at the right time.
Now, coming out of the worst pandemic in a century, more employers are hiring new workers. As a result of her success, Ms. Romero has 12 offices around Southern California to serve regional businesses.
On May 19, the new office at the northeast corner of Fremont and Commonwealth welcomed the community to a Grand Opening ribbon cutting and a rockin’ party, which featured a DJ and a mariachi band, the popular Orange County group, Mariachi Los Reyes. Alhambra Mayor Sasha Renée Pérez and Vice Mayor Katherine Lee were on hand to cut the ribbon and express their welcome to a business that serves other businesses.
For more information, call 626-656-6990. Hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. They are accepting applications from 8 to 11 a.m. and from 1 to 4 p.m.