California Closets visits campus

Join the team! California Closets shares information on job opportunities

 Man makes presentation to students in a woodworking shop. 

Construction students recently enjoyed a presentation from California Closets, located in Hawthorne, whose representatives shared details about the       company and the job opportunities that exist there.

Chief Operations Manager Josh Rayburn was joined by recruiter Guadalupe Calderon and Human Resources Director Kathleen McMaster when they met   with students.  

“We have a great shop,” Mr. Rayburn said. “We are the largest manufacturer of wood products. We manufacture everything we install.”

The shop is similar to the one students use on a daily basis while at the Center for Career Services. California Closets, Mr. Rayburn explained, provides all the materials and tools workers need in a 44,000-square-foot space.

“If you embrace woodworking as a career, there are opportunities for you,” he said.

Ms. McMaster informed students that the company is looking for woodworkers and offers benefits, including dental, medical, vision, paid time off and a 401(k), which the company will match after an employee has been there for a certain amount of time. The location, Mr. Rayburn noted, has employees that have been working there for 25 years and more.

Mr. Rayburn used a conversational style as he asked students questions about what they are learning at the Southern Westchester BOCES Center for Career Services and encouraged them to ask him questions too.

Students were interested in learning more about what a typical workday entails and what kind of employee they look for when hiring.

Mr. Rayburn said he is interested in candidates whom he feels want to work and are willing to learn.

“We are here because we want to talk to those who are young and get them on board,” he said.“We definitely have some students who have the ability to move into the arena,” teacher Kurt Boysen said.

Students received an application and were encouraged to apply, if interested.