Yakima, WA., Domex Superfresh Growers announces today that it has pledged $15,000 to the PMA Foundation for Industry Talent (PMA FIT). This funding is used to build programs designed to attract, develop and retain talent for the produce supply chain. Programs include internships, career ambassadors program, job bank, career resource center, event scholarships, leadership development opportunities, HR resources and more.
PMA FIT is supported by contributions from companies who operate in all segments of the global produce supply chain. The Foundation launched a 22-month campaign, Our IndustryOur People, in June 2007 to build a quasi-endowment of $5-6 million. This industry wide effort was initiated to educate bright, young talent about careers in produce, support the health of the industry by developing competent, skilled people adequately prepared for future leadership, and provide assistance to produce companies who want to create strong corporate cultures that encourage employee retention.
We are grateful for the support PMA gives our industry and are fortunate to play a part in supporting the FIT program. This program will be a great benefit to Domex Superfresh Growers and the industry as we continue to grow, said Robert Kershaw, president, Domex Superfresh Growers.
We are honored to be associated with organizations of Domex Superfresh Growers caliber, said Cindy Seel, Executive Director of the PMA Foundation for Industry Talent. Gifts such as this go far in making a difference to the future of the produce industrys talent pool.
Source: Domex Superfresh Growers