PORT CHESTER – December, 2021 – Robison has been recognized by the Westchester/Putnam Workforce Development Board for its commitment to an inclusive workforce and efforts to expand job opportunities for the underserved.
Robison has served the residents of Westchester and Putnam County for over a century. The home comfort company serves as the area’s “one-stop shop” for all energy needs offering biofuel, natural gas and green electricity, as well as licensed plumbing services, repairs and installations of all types of heating and cooling systems, and various solutions for indoor air quality problems.
Robison was among 19 companies that joined the Westchester-Putnam Pathways Pledge campaign, a year-long campaign to promote steps employers and educators can take to create a more inclusive workforce and expand career pathway opportunities for the traditionally underserved. As part of the pledge, employers promise to improve their talent recruitment, update curriculum, implement training, and change promotion policies to foster more career path opportunities.
David Singer, co-president of Robison, said the pledge is nothing new for Robison which has been working for decades with Westchester County, schools and other institutions to provide training and career pathway opportunities.
“Robison has long been committed to an inclusive workforce where everyone is afforded the opportunity to do their best work and be rewarded with a fulfilling career,” he said. “Our recruitment program offers training and other benefits to help improve the quality of life for our community as well as improve our company culture.”
Westchester County Executive George Latimer said that the pledge was an effort to reverse “systemic issues” including labor shortages in the trades, the untapped workforce of those with barriers to employment, diversity inequities, the skills gap and educational shortcomings that permeate every institution at every level.
WPWDB Executive Director, Thom Kleiner said, “We thank those who have already made a pledge and hope you will help us spread the word. Our goal is to spend the next year creating awareness that we can all take some form of action that will strengthen our county’s economy and workforce.”