Westchester/Putnam Business Sector Partnership

Tuesday, March 21, 2017, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM ET

Date:              Tuesday,  March 21,  2017


Time:              6:30 PM  Refreshments

                       7:30 PM - 8:00 PM  Presentation and Tour


Hosts:             Walter Recher
                        Business Sector Partnership Leader

                        Healthcare, Hospitality, Advanced Manufacturing Sectors

                        Vice President Marketing, Hospitality Resource Group, Inc.

                        Phone: (914) 761-7111

                                E-mail: walter@hrginc.net


Place:             Room 1S-F53

                        New York Medical College

                        19 Skyline Drive

                        Hawthorne, NY 10532

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If you are not directly involved in the hiring of new employees or upgrading the skills of current employees, pass this meeting notice along to those in your comany that are.  They might find resources they don't know exist.




Westchester/Putnam Business Sector Partnership

The Westchester-Putnam Workforce Development Board (WPWDB) Business Sector Partnership was developed by public and private sector leaders to help identify their workforce challenges and provide resources to support area employers in an increasingly demanding, dynamic and competitive market. The WPWDB Business Sector Partnership offers Westchester and Putnam County employers the opportunity to participate as members in 7 key industry sectors, including Business Services, Biotech, Green, Healthcare, Hospitality, Advanced Manufacturing, and Not for Profits.



The Mission of the Sector Partnership is to engage local employers in identifying, developing and implementing programs designed to support a skilled workforce and promote job growth in Westchester and Putnam Counties.


Mr. Recher will discuss the following programs that local employers can participate in.

Job Candidate Search/Screening and how to utilize the One-Stop

     Career Center

Training - Employers may apply for funding for new and/or incumbent

    worker training in three categories:

  • Customized Training: Training for individual business
  • On-the-Job (OJT) Training: Training for new employees (reduce

        training costs)

  • Business Sector Customized Training: A collaboration among

        businesses (minimum three) within an industry sector.


Member Benefits


The Business Sector Partnership has worked effectively with area employers in each of the 7 business sectors. Examples include:

  • Secured $9.8M Hudson Valley Healthcare Return to Work Grant
  • Skill-Based Training and Apprenticeships (Manufacturing Sector)
  • Financial Literacy (Not for Profit Sector)
  • English as a Second Language (Hospitality and Healthcare Sectors)
  • Supervisory and Management Skills Training (Hospitality and

        Healthcare Sectors)

  • Mini MBA Program (Biotech Sector)
  • Sales Training (Green Sector)



Walter Recher is the lead contact for the Westchester/Putnam County Business Sector Partnership, a public private sector program funded by the Westchester/Putnam Workforce Development Board. The Business Sector Partnership promotes workforce development through the One Stop job board, event networking opportunities, and provides access to funding for new and incumbent training across 7 industry sectors, including Advanced Manufacturing.

Walter is also VP of Marketing for Hospitality Resource Group Inc. of White Plains, NY, and he is responsible for marketing strategy, communication, community and media relations for HRG and Allegis Communications clients and strategic partners.

Recher earned a degree in Psychology from Oswego State University, and his MBA from Fordham University.


Room 1S-F53
New York Medical College
19 Skyline Drive
Hawthorne, NY 10532