Chairman and CEO James D. White shares stage with National Leaders;
Renews summer youth hiring pledge and expands opportunity to Job Corps
EMERYVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 10, 2012--
Jamba Juice Company (NASDAQ:JMBA), a leading healthy, active lifestyle
brand, recently received special recognition by President Barack Obama
and United States Labor Secretary Hilda Solis for demonstrating the
highest level of corporate leadership by actively participating in the
Obama Administration’s Summer Jobs USA 2011 initiative.
Last Spring, Jamba® stepped forward and committed to hire a minimum of
2,500 young people across the country between the ages of 17 and 24.
Along with their franchise partners, Jamba exceeded their committed goal
by more than 200.
As part of a stepped-up effort to put America’s youth to work, Jamba
along with more than 20 other business and community leaders from the
around the country, demonstrated the power of partnership between public
and private sector and joined the Obama Administration in the launch of
Summer Jobs+. Summer Jobs+ is the administration’s new call to action
for businesses, non-profits, and government to work together to provide
pathways to employment for low-income and disconnected youth in the
summer of 2012.
In response to the President’s call to action, James D. White, chairman,
president and CEO, Jamba Juice Company, announced that the Company will
recommit to hiring 2,500 young people and expand their efforts to
include an internship/mentoring program targeting Job Corps students in
the culinary arts. The newly designed program seeks to provide engaging
opportunities for young people in the culinary arts to help them build
their capabilities and skills.
“For more than 20 years, Jamba has been committed to helping build
healthy communities and schools,” said Mr. White. “We know how important
it is for youth to find jobs over the summer in order to attain
meaningful work-experience and the job skills essential to their future
“For many, this will be their first job and a critical stepping stone in
their future careers, which we hope will be with Jamba. It is a great
honor to partner with the President and Secretary Solis in this very
important effort,” added White.
"Summer jobs help teach young people about possibilities and provide
them with the skills they need to be successful in the workplace. I'm
thrilled that Jamba Juice has joined the growing list of committed
partners leading the charge to provide America's young people with
opportunities that can make an impact for a lifetime,” said Secretary of
Labor, Hilda Solis.
Jamba Juice has more than 750 outlets across the nation. Applicants can
find more information about summer jobs by visiting www.jambajuice.com/careers
About Jamba Juice Company
Founded in 1990, Jamba Juice Company (NASDAQ: JMBA) is a leading
restaurant retailer of better-for-you beverage and food offerings, which
include great tasting fruit smoothies, fresh juices and teas, hot
oatmeal made with organic steel cut oats, Fit’n Fruitful™ smoothies,
fruit and veggie smoothies, Whirl’ns™ Frozen Yogurt, breakfast wraps,
salads, sandwiches, California Flatbreads™ and a variety of baked goods
and snacks. As of January 3, 2012, there were 750 locations in the
United States consisting of 307 Company-owned and operated stores and
443 franchise-operated stores. In addition, at January 3, 2012 there
were 19 international stores.
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