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EFI Announces Leadership Team Advisory Group

October 12, 2021 Equitable Food Initiative

Equitable Food Initiative, the workforce development and certification organization that partners with growers, farmworkers, retailers and consumer groups, announces the formation of its leadership team advisory group as a standing committee of EFI’s board of directors. The group is made up of farmworkers and production managers from certified farms who have completed EFI’s leadership team program training and participate in on-farm worker-manager collaborative teams.

First Farm Labor Contractors in the U.S. achieve Clearview Certification for Responsible Recruitment Practices

September 30, 2021 Stronger Together

Stronger Together US is proud to announce Oregon-based AgriLabor and California-based AgSocio are the first farm labor contractors (FLCs) to achieve Clearview certification in the United States.

ABA: Our Deepest Gratitude

This year’s Labor Day will be an exciting one as friends and family can more safely come together to celebrate their community while enjoying baked goods paired with delicious grilled creations. Meanwhile, we encourage everyone to reflect on the holiday’s focus: the contributions and achievements of the American workforce, and specifically, the nearly 800,000 workers of the baking industry.

Presto Launches New Voice Capability to Automate Speech Recognition for Restaurants

September 2, 2021 Presto

Presto, the leading provider of enterprise-grade restaurant technologies, has launched Presto Voice to automate speech recognition for restaurants. In the face of the ongoing labor shortage, restaurants can use Presto Voice to effectively scale operations. The product can be deployed in a variety of restaurant settings including drive-thrus, line busters, kiosks, pay-at-table systems, and server handhelds to streamline the guest experience while increasing the guest-to-staff ratio.

North America’s Largest Wholesale Food Distributor Forced to Delay, Pause Service to Various Customers

September 2, 2021 Fox News

North America’s largest wholesale food distributor, Sysco, has had to delay or pause service to a “limited number of customers” in various locations around the country due to unprecedented labor shortages.