Sikh Owned Security Company Voted Employer of the Year in Texas

December 5, 2005

Source: Akal Security

On December 5, 2005 Akal Security reported, "Akal Security, Inc. was named the 2005 Texas Workforce Employer of the Year at the Ninth Annual Texas Workforce Conference held from November 2 through 4 in Houston. Akal [a Sikh-owned security company], nominated by the Central Texas Workforce Board, also won an Employer Award of Excellence... The Texas Workforce Commission is the state government agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services to employers and job seekers of Texas. When Akal Security received the national contract to secure U.S. military bases, Akal selected the Central Texas Workforce System to meet its staffing needs. The plan allowed Akal Security to focus on providing security on military bases, while the workforce centers addressed Akal Security’s employee screening and hiring needs. Akal Security brought more than 560 new high wage, in-demand jobs to the Central Texas area. To fully prepare its newly hired workforce, Akal provided an intensive 120-hour training course... 'We are deeply honored by this recognition from the Texas Workforce Commission,' said Daya Khalsa, Akal Security co-founder and senior vice president. 'Our employees are the representatives of the company on a daily basis and are a key factor of Akal's success.'"