May 9, 2018
Serving Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Kern, Ventura & Clark Counties
Re-Launching the Employment Service to Provide Candidate Referrals to Members!

After an eight-year hiatus, we are excited to re-introduce our printing and graphic arts industry Employment Service. Through this service, we proactively seek job candidates and match them with members’ current job openings. Available only to PIASC members, the Employment Service is one of the many valuable benefits included as part of the their membership dues.

“Our no-cost staffing services save our members significant time and money,” states Kristy Villanueva, Director of Member Services. “All it takes is one phone call to one of our experienced recruiters for members to avoid the time and expense of advertising job openings, the hassle of wading through resumes of unqualified candidates, and the exorbitant fees charged by traditional staffing agencies.”

The employment service is industry-specific and takes advantage of our Association’s extensive knowledge of the needs of printers and other graphic arts industry firms. For employers, the staffing services begin with a brief telephone interview to give the recruiter a clear understanding of what the company is looking for. If the employer does not have a written job description for the position, we can provide sample industry-specific job descriptions to be modified or used as is.

We advertise the job opening on social media channels and actively work to fill the position for the member firm. Because we are actively working to get the word out that these jobs and opportunities are available, members who wish to recruit students and new graduates can also use our recruiters as their “face” at the campus events that we attend. Our recruiters screen eligible candidates through an internal process to determine if they have the knowledge and skills for a given position, are ready to start working, and are looking for compensation that is within the range of what the employer is offering. Once a match is made, we make the connection and let the employer take it from there.

“We want our members to look at us as their first option when they need staffing assistance,” shares Brett Chase, Senior Associate of Recruiting. “Our Employment Service is very similar to a regular recruiting agency. The difference is that we have a clear understanding of the printing industry’s typical positions and shifts…and, of course, our services are provided to members at no additional cost.”

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Orientation to Graphic the Graphic Arts - FREE for PIASC Members
Through the iLearning Center from your national association, Printing Industries of America, Core Courses are FREE to PIASC Members . Topics free to members are categorized by the following:
  • Marketing
  • Orientation to the Graphic Arts
  • Prepress
  • Press
  • And sneak peeks into premium categories like POWER SELLING

Also part of the iLearning Center are certification programs which are deeply discounted for members. These certifications include:

  • Improvement Professional In Print Certification
  • Customer Service Professional in Print Certification
5 Tips for a Luxury Trip to Los Angeles on a Budget
The International Printing Museum in Torrance recently received the stamp of approval from the New York Times Travel Tips!

Under the Get into the Culture tip #3 of this recent article from the New York Times , they shared,

" Finally, just outside of the city, Carson has  the International Printing Museum  where visitors can see an impressive collection of antique printing presses; admission is $10."

The article shared that Los Angeles may be glamorous but a visit doesn't mean breaking the bank.

Why Continue Social Media? 2018 Social Marketing Report
Do you wonder how fellow marketers are using social media?

Wondering if you should focus more on ads or bots?

In our tenth-annual social media study, more than 5,700 marketers reveal where they’ll focus their social media efforts.

This industry report also shows you how marketers’ organic activities have changed and what their future plans are with organic and paid social media .

How Are Marketers Using Social Media?
To understand how marketers are using social media, Social Media Examiner commissioned its 10th annual study, the 2018 Social Media Marketing Industry Report.


High School and Colleges Having Fun Creating Print Projects!
With over 200 projects submitted through the PIASC R.A.I.S.E. Foundation annual grant competition, your tax-deductible donation can help support this cause!

What cause? Supporting the graphic arts programs in High Schools, Colleges and Occupational Schools.

Why did we receive so many submissions? Because some of our teachers make our competitions a part of their curriculum so they can use it as a tool to teach students what saddle stitching is, what tabloid size paper is, what the difference between offset and digital is, to name a few.

Through the PIASC R.A.I.S.E. Foundation, we underwrite numerous programs and the competition is one of the ways we support these programs by giving our teachers the tools, grants and excitement to get their students involved.

On Thursday, May 24, 2018 at Tamayo Restaurant, the PIASC R.A.I.S.E. Foundation will award winners of this competition. Winning students also receive cash awards and that is how YOU can support this cause.

We are seeking support for the following awards which includes presenting the award and two tickets :

  • $500 for 1st Place Coloring Book Award  (requesting 1 for High School)
  • $250 for 2nd Place Coloring Book Award (requesting 1 for High School
  • $100 for 3rd Place Coloring Book Award (requesting 1 for High School)
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  • $500 for 1st Place Packaging Award (requesting 2 for High School & College)
  • $250 for 2nd Place Packaging Award (requesting 2 for High School & College)
  • $100 for 3rd Place Packaging Award (requesting 2 for High School & College)

  • $500 for 1st Place Bookmark Award (requesting 2 for High School & College)
  • $250 for 2nd Place Bookmark Award (requesting 2 for High School & College)
  • $100 for 3rd Place Bookmark Award (requesting 2 for High School & College)
IKEA Promoting their Annual Catalog - Memory Craziness!
Meet IKEA’s Human Catalog, Yanjaa Wintersoul. She memorized the unforgettable 2018 IKEA Catalog. All 328 pages of it.
Quote of the Week
“If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears.”

~ Simon Sinek