Jamba Juice wants to put 2,500 youth to work this summer in support of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Summer Jobs USA Initiative. It looks like the teen outlook for work during the school break just got brighter, thanks to fruit smoothies and the U.S. government.
Launched in April, the Summer Jobs Initiative was designed to help summer youth unemployment by collaborating with business leaders, local elected officials and non-profit organizations from around the country, in a show of partnership between public and private sector, to provide jobs for young people ages 16-24.
"We know how hard it can be to find work in these economic times. Summer is a busy season for Jamba Juice and as our brand has expanded into new urban areas like Washington D.C., we will be in need of even more qualified team members," said Bruce Schroder, president of stores, Jamba Juice Company. "We also know how important it is for youth to find jobs over the summer so that they can earn money to help pay for their education. For many, this will be their first job and a critical stepping stone to their future career."
Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis stated, "Summer jobs help teach young people about what is possible, provide them with the skills they need to be successful in the workplace, and inspire them to seek the education necessary to achieve their long-term career goals. I'm thrilled that Jamba Juice has joined the growing list of committed partners providing America's young people with opportunities that can make an impact for a lifetime."
Jamba Juice has more than 740 stores across the nation and expects to hire at least 2,500 team members. Applicants can find more information about summer jobs by visiting the Jamba Juice website, or the DOL's Summer Jobs page.
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