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G-Force Shipping Receives $54,746 State Grant from Workforce Training Fund to Enhance Employee Skill Sets and Stimulate Local Economy

South Shore Business Selected by Commonwealth of Massachusetts as one of 39 Private Sector Companies to Receive Training Grant
 
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    NORWELL, MA, December 14, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- G-Force Shipping, one of the Bay States' fastest growing companies has been selected by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to receive grant money as part of its Workforce Training Fund for private sector companies. Grants will provide for the training of 3,273 current and newly hired employees at 39 companies across the Commonwealth.

The Norwell based business received $54,746 to provide valuable training to current and future employees and provide additional employment opportunities to the South Shore. The Commonwealth of Massachusetts granted local, private sector companies a total of $3.7M.

"We are extremely honored to have been selected as one of the state's Workforce Training Fund grant recipients and fully support the betterment of the Massachusetts workforce," says G-Force Shipping CEO, Scott Guilbeault. "Providing our employees with the highest level of training has been a critical initiative for G-Force and this training grant will allow us to increase those efforts. We are proud of the fact that we have hired, trained and promoted multiple young professionals into management positions and our goal of promoting from within will continue as we execute our aggressive growth strategy."

G-Force Shipping has developed a strong reputation as one of the nation's premier, employee-friendly workplace environment providers, being recently recognized as "National's Best and Brightest Companies to Work For" by the National Association for Business Resources, the nation's premier awards competition and gala for employers.

As a leader in the third party logistics shipping industry, G-Force is experiencing hyper growth. Due to its outstanding training for recent college graduates, G-Force has enjoyed the luxury of hiring based on potential and work ethic, and not on years of experience. G-Force has doubled its employee base in the past calendar year and has grown revenue by more than 900% in the past three, all while hiring predominantly recent college graduates from Massachusetts' many universities.

G-Force Shipping has been recognized with numerous business awards in the past calendar year including; "2013 Top-Privately-Held Business in Massachusetts" by Diversity Business, "Fastest Growing Company of the Year" by the 2013 American Business Awards, and "Fastest Growing Company of the Year" and "Best Place to Work" by Best in Biz 2013 International. In addition to these recent awards, G-Force CEO, Scott Guilbeault was selected by Ernst & Young as a semifinalist for its "Entrepreneur of the Year 2013 New England Program."

About G-Force Shipping: Based in Norwell, Massachusetts, G-Force Shipping serves the logistics needs of businesses throughout the United States and Canada. G-Force is a third party logistics Company that simplifies the shipping process and helps companies reduce costs for Full Truckload and Less-than-Truckload services. G-Force combines the shipping volume of thousands of customers and $250 million in annual freight spend to negotiate deep discounts with 91 partner carriers. G-Force's free web-based technology does for shipping products what Expedia and Travelocity do for shipping people. For more information, please visit http://www.gforceship.com or call 877-7-GFORCE.

About Workforce Fund Training Programs: The Workforce Training Fund is a state fund enacted into law in July 1998 and financed entirely by Massachusetts employers. Its purpose is to provide resources to Massachusetts businesses and workers to train current and newly hired employees.



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