OESC & Webstaurant Talent Engagement Project
Webstaurant is the largest online restaurant supply store serving food service professionals and individual customers worldwide. Since humble beginnings in 2004, Webstaurant has succeeded in creating and fostering an innovative,
easy-to-use website to meet the purchasing needs of food service professionals internationally. With thousands of available products and over 5.5 million orders shipped, the company has everything businesses need to function at their best. Webstuarant processes orders for customer's reaching all 50 states and international orders to Canada. Faced with the challenge of a four month window of getting product to consumers Webstaurant reached out to the Durant Economic Development Authority who quickly convened the workforce development system. The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission is a key partner engaged in local communities and was a partner at the initial meeting. OESC shared local labor market information as well as the services the workforce development system could bring to the table. Webstaurant agreed to collaborate with the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission for its talent recruitment in finding qualified job seekers to fill all positions at the new Durant facility.