The following benefits are available to GCA members:
retailers, label owners such as hotels, casinos, government agencies
and others are always searching our website for production referrals.
Although searches are made mostly for contractors, a great number
of visitors also search for other professional and industry service
providers. Google, Yahoo, MSN and other search engines invariably
list our GCA website at the very top when people search for garment
contractors or California garment contractors. (Try it yourself
to verify what we say.) No other program rivals ours for help in
marketing your services to a very focused clientele. As a member
you will have your own page on our website with your company's
individual profile. You may be brief or go to great detail in describing
your company and its capabilities. Your GCA page can be linked
to your own website, if you have one, at no extra cost. In short,
membership provides you with 24 x 7 advertising to the audience
you want to reach. There is simply no better and more cost effective
way to advertise or market your services to get you more work.
GROUP WORKERS' COMPENSATION INSURANCE:
by State Compensation Insurance Fund, GCA offers a group Workers’ Compensation
policy through which members can lower the net cost of their insurance
with discounted premiums. Additionally, in the years State Fund
declares dividends, and when the group has a goof loss ratio, we
are able to pass on a bonus dividend in addition to the individual
dividends our members may receive. Depending on the size of your
premium and a good safety record, this alone could be a very significant
benefit for you.
Our Executive Director, Joe Rodriguez, with an extensive background
in Human Resources management, is available to answer questions
on policies and practices for your company at no cost to you. Use
of this service alone can save you the cost of dues many times
over, save you thousands of dollars in non-compliance fines or
penalties, and keep your company out of trouble.
Meetings are held on topics or current events that prove to be
of general interest. Many successful past meetings have been
held at members' facilities. Call the office if you wish to volunteer
your factory or workplace.
New and renewal Garment License/Registration
applications may be expedited at no cost for members or at moderate
cost for nonmembers. Call for a review appointment.
Our Newsletter, which is e-mailed to you, keeps members
posted on Association Activities, and on local and national events
of interest to our industry. Members are encouraged to contribute
articles or other information.
time, membership offers the networking opportunity to meet with
peers in our industry, and to develop both business and personal
relationships. These contacts are often sources of technical
and problem solving information, as well as subcontracting assistance.
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