Jamba CEO James D. White Joins President Barack Obama, Local Elected Officials to Discuss 2013 Summer Youth Employment Efforts
Discussion focused on the need to increase summer employment opportunities in disadvantaged communities.
EMERYVILLE, Calif. - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Apr. 15, 2013 - Jamba Juice Company, a leading healthy, active lifestyle brand announced today that on Thursday, April 11th, the company’s chairman, president, and CEO, James D. White, was invited by the White House to participate in a teleconference hosted by President Barack Obama. Mr. White was the only CEO on the call. Mayors George Heartwell of Grand Rapids, MI, Marie Lopez Rogers of Avondale, AZ and Mark Mallory of Cincinnati, OH shared their summer job initiatives currently underway in their perspective cities. More than 100 additional mayors, county executives and local leaders also dialed into the call, where they were encouraged by the President and Mr. White to actively pursue partnership with members of the business community in order to provide summer employment to young people.
“I was delighted to have been asked to join the call with the President and local elected officials from across the country”, said White. “Our success since 2011 has come from a willingness to be creative in our efforts and our commitment to partnering with local leaders”.
Mr. White was asked by the President to provide an overview of Jamba’s highly successful National Hiring Day program as a prime example of how public/private partnerships can be effective. Now in its 2nd year, the National Hiring Day effort has resulted in Jamba providing summer employment to more than 6,000 applicants since 2011. This year’s hiring efforts will specifically target disadvantaged and hard to serve communities in cities such as Chicago, Los Angeles, Oakland/Bay Area and New York City.
About Jamba Juice Company
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, hot oatmeal, breakfast wraps, bistro sandwiches and mini-wraps, California Flatbreads™, frozen yogurt, 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. As of January 1, 2013, there were 809 store locations globally. Jamba is a proud sponsor of “Team Up for a Healthy America” in the fight against childhood obesity and encourages fans to join the Team Up community of celebrities, athletes and other leaders committed to getting kids active and involved at www.myhealthpledge.com. Fans of Jamba Juice can learn more about specific offerings and promotions, and find a location near them by visiting the Jamba Juice website at www.JambaJuice.com, becoming a Jamba insider at www.JambaJuice.com/insider, liking our page on Facebook at www.Facebook.com/JambaJuice, following us on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/JambaJuice or by contacting Jamba’s Guest Services team at 1-866-4R-FRUIT (473-7848).
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