March 12, 2020
Serving Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Kern, Ventura & Clark Counties
Why Finding Your Own Candidates Online Just Doesn’t Make Sense
One of the many benefits available to PIASC members is our in-house Employment Services. When you have a job opening for any function within your company, our professional recruiters are available to proactively seek out candidates to fill them. Best of all, this service is included as part of your PIASC membership dues at absolutely no extra cost .

In the past two years PIASC’s Employment Services has placed over 200 candidates
Members who take advantage of this service have saved time, money and hassle…and ended up with the new hires they needed.

Even though this service is essentially free, members sometimes ask, “Why should I call you instead of simply finding my own candidates online?”

Here are six reasons why…

1.       You’ll save many hours of time. You’ll have professional recruiters who specialize in the graphic arts industry doing all the leg work for you. We’ll cull through resumes, do the initial interviews, and screen the candidates to verify they have the knowledge, skills, ability and availability to perform the job.
2.       You’ll save a great deal of money. What is the value of your time? Plus, you’ll save thousands of dollars versus calling any other staffing agency, because most agencies charge at least 20% of the new hire’s annual salary. Even for a $40,000/year job that adds up to $8,000. In contrast, PIASC’s Employment Services doesn’t charge any fees at all .
3.       You’ll end up with a bigger pool of potential candidates. We have people in our pool of candidates who are not on the employment sites, as well as people that you might overlook because you don’t have time to call to inquire about skills they didn’t list on their resumes.
4.       You’ll have much better job postings. We know how to write your job listing so that it will be seen by more people, and our full-time graphic designer is an expert at making these job listings look top notch.
5.       You’ll have an advocate “selling” the position. Candidates often ask us to tell them about the print shop, especially if they’ve heard negative things about it in the past. Part of our service is to “sell” them on the benefits of working for you.
6.       And did we mention it’s free ?! All of this is included with your PIASC membership at no extra cost.

Plus, PIASC’s Employment Services can also ease some of the stress if you must reduce your workforce, by helping those who are being laid off find alternative employment elsewhere.

For more information about Employment Services please contact Brett at 323-728-9400 Ext. 219 or, or Sandra at 323-728-9400 Ext. 231 or 
Save the Date!
Cocktail Reception 
Exhibit • Fine Dining • Entertainment • And More! 

2020 Ben Franklin Executive of the Year Award & 2020 Winners of the Print Excellence Awards Competition 

Maribel Campos, 323.728.9500 Ext. 210, 

Krazy Krafts   Day   for KIDS
All day on-going activities at 
The International Printing Museum
Admission: $10/Admission 

For Kids and the" Kid-at-Heart”in all of us....A fun event for the upcoming Holidays!
Where budding " Gutenbergs" and "Horace Greeleys" can observe and join in on”Hands-on" demonstrations in Printing, Paper Making, Paper Marbling, Cartooning, Book Arts, Origami, Calligraphy, Screen Printing (bring a T-shirt), Pago Sculptures, Typewriting as well as mini-tours of the museum's extraordinary collection of "operating" antique printing presses and the casting of type via the wonderfully noisy Linotype machine.  Plus other surprises!!
Big Kids always welcome!
DATE: March 28th 2020
TIME: 10:00 am-4:00 pm
LOCATION: 315 W. Torrance Blvd, Carson, CA 90745
PIASC Certified First Aid & CPR Training

Includes Bloodborne Pathogen Training!

Cal/OSHA Safety Order Section 3400 states: “In the absence of an infirmary, clinic, or hospital, in near proximity to the workplace, which is used for the treatment of all injured employees, a person or persons shall be adequately trained to render first aid.”

Printing Industries, through Occupational Safety Training Systems, is offering a four hour seminar in First Aid and CPR and one hour seminar in bloodborne pathogens. Individuals completing the training will receive national two year certification in CPR/First Aid and one year certification in bloodborne pathogens. In addition to compliance with Cal/OSHA safety requirements, this program is an opportunity to have trained persons in the workplace who can deal with basic medical situations or emergencies where well trained response may save a life.

The  full 5 hour attendance is mandatory for certification, so please be prompt. Casual attire suggested, such as tennis shoes, jeans, walking shorts.

Members: $65
Non-Members: $95
2019 EEO-1 Survey Data Due March 31
Each year the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) requires private employers with 100 or more employees to file what is known as EEO-1 survey data. The EEO-1 reports on the number of people the organization employs, categorized by location, race/ethnicity, gender and job category. Employers meeting the reporting thresholds have a legal obligation to provide this data.

The 2019 survey data must be submitted online at HERE by March 31, 2020. That said, as of this writing the online survey site is not yet open, and the EEOC has not announced when it will be.
Action item: If you have 100 or more employees do not wait until the last minute to start gathering your 2019 data. Allow plenty of time for this process
Equipment for sale
Konica Minolta Bizhub Press C6000: 60 pages per minute; Three 500 sheet paper drawers; large capacity tray 2,500 sheets; saddle stitch unit with face trim; 100 staple finisher; spectrophotometer; internal fiery controller; impose software (Buyer to pick up)
$14,500.00/ OBO Contact Aurora at or 818-772-9555 ext. 108
For Sale
Kodak Achieve T800 S Speed Plate setter. Auto Load and Inline Plate Punching. 3 years old with only 1 year of use. $42,000 (price new $119,000) contact Keith at Or call 818-335-19 28
For Sale – Scrap Paper Cyclone system with ducting attachments. High Capacity cyclone is 12’ x 14’ galvanized steel, MUST SELL ASAP. Pictures & more info available. System is ready to go, located in San Fernando Valley (Northern Los Angeles) $2350 obo. Contact
Want to place a classified ad? Contact Wendy Ferruz, at
How to Make Your First Instagram Stories Ad: A Full Walkthrough
What Makes an Effective Instagram Stories Ad

First, let’s talk about the differences between being a user who sees an Instagram story and a user who’s just hanging out in the Instagram feed. Stories will automatically cycle through without your input, but the feed doesn’t move until you do something with it.

Stories are a full-screen experience; when you’re looking at a story, that’s all you see. With the feed, you can scroll, so there are more distractions.
When you create  Instagram Stories ads , be conscious of the medium you’re in. Stories move quickly so your ads have to look like they belong there. When people watch a series of grainy, more amateur-looking stories and then all of a sudden there’s a gorgeous image with high-quality graphics, it will stick out like a sore thumb—it’s very obviously an ad. So people often will just discount it and immediately lose interest.

To make your ad feel like it’s supposed to be a part of Stories, there are a few best practices to keep in mind.

Webinar: "Responding to the Coronavirus: An Employer's Guide."
The spread of Coronavirus has created anxiety and economic repercussion across the country. Many companies are scrambling to develop plans and policies to address issues that, before this development, were not even thought about.
“Responding to the Coronavirus: An Employer’s Guide” will assist participants in recognizing and managing key issues including:

  • Current Recommendations for Employer Actions
  • Legal Obligations (FMLA, ADA, etc.)
  • Establishing Appropriate Policies
  • Issues Relating to Working from Home
  • Responding to Ill Employees
  • Building Your Response Plan
  • Communications Plans
  • Business Continuity Planning

There is no charge to attend the program, but participants must register to obtain access to the program and webinar materials.

Sponsored by Printing Industries Alliance. Presented by Nicholas J. Fiorenza, Association Counsel.
Krazy Krafts Day
Since its invention in 100 BC in China, paper has been used for more than just something to write on and the Printing Museum wants everyone to know just how much paper can do. The Museum has partnered with a variety of local artists to offer hands-on calligraphy, bookmaking, foil stamping, screen printing, papermaking, cartooning, origami, letterpress printing, paper marbling, and more! Activities appropriate for all ages from the very young to the very young at heart.

Quote of the Week
"A successful person is one who can build foundation with the bricks others have thrown at them "