EMERYVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 19, 2012-- Jamba Juice Company (NASDAQ: JMBA), a leading healthy, active lifestyle company, announced today that on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, it will host a National Hiring Day from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in 80 stores across the nation with a goal to recruit and hire youth for summer employment. The National Hiring Day will help Jamba® support its pledge to generate over 2,500 summer jobs as part of the Obama Administration’s 2012 Summer Jobs+ campaign.
“We know the importance of helping our youth gain skills and valuable work experience that is critical to their career success,” said James D. White, Chairman, President, and CEO, Jamba Juice Company. “Summer is a busy season for our company and with recent expansion into new markets we are in need of dedicated and qualified team members. We are honored to once again stand with the Obama Administration in their efforts to curb youth unemployment across the nation.”
“It is so encouraging to see companies all across America answering the call and showing their support for America’s youth through the Summer Jobs+ initiative,” said U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. “Over the last two years, Jamba Juice has been a fantastic partner in expanding summer work opportunities for young people and developing an innovative internship program with the Treasure Island Job Corps center. I’m thrilled that they are once again demonstrating their commitment through this national hiring day,” added Solis.
This is Jamba’s second year participating in the Obama Administration’s Summer Jobs initiative. Last Spring, Jamba Juice stepped forward and committed to hire 2,500 young people across the country. With the help of their franchise partners, the Company exceeded their 2011 goal by several hundred hires.
For more information on Jamba’s National Hiring Day and job descriptions, visit www.jambajuice.com/careers <http://www.jambajuice.com/careers> or http://www.dol.gov/dol/summerjobs/.
Founded in 1990, Jamba Juice Company (NASDAQ: JMBA) is a leading restaurant retailer of better-for-you, specialty beverage and food offerings, which include great tasting, whole fruit smoothies, fresh squeezed juices and juice blends, hot coffee and teas, slow cooked hot oatmeal made with organic steel cut oats, Fit’n Fruitful™ smoothies with Weight Burner Boost™, Fruit and Veggie smoothies, Whirl’ns™ Frozen Yogurt, breakfast wraps, sandwiches and wraps, California Flatbreads™ and a variety of baked goods and snacks. Jamba-branded products for at-home enjoyment are also available through select retailers across the nation and in Jamba outlets. Jamba Juice Company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jamba, Inc., a holding company that owns and franchises Jamba Juice stores on a global basis. As of January 3, 2012, Jamba Juice had 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. Fans of Jamba Juice can find out more about Jamba Juice's locations as well as specific offerings and promotions by visiting the Jamba Juice website at www.JambaJuice.com <http://www.JambaJuice.com/>, becoming a Jamba Insider at www.JambaJuice.com/Insider <http://www.JambaJuice.com/Insider>, Liking our Page on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/JambaJuice <http://www.Facebook.com/JambaJuice>, following us on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/JambaJuice <http://www.Twitter.com/JambaJuice> or by contacting Jamba’s Guest Services team at 1-866-4R-FRUIT (473-7848).
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