Why Choose a Career in Fresh Produce? Make a positive, lasting impact on the world Ensure that people have access to nutritious, fresh and good-tasting food choices Have a career thats at the heart of health and wellness Be part of a growing, diverse and dynamic industry
What Types of Jobs are Available? Agriculture Science Sales Marketing New Product Development Information Technology Nutrition Research and Development Menu Development Microbiology/Food Safety Human Resources Finance/Accounting Quality Assurance Operations Management Transportation/Logistics Supply Chain Management Food Retail Management Foodservice Distribution Packaging Design Package Engineering Foodservice Operations
Where are the jobs? Jobs are available throughout the U.S. and abroad Top states for fresh produce and floral employment, wages and output –California –Florida –Texas –New York –Pennsylvania California alone accounts for more than 280,000 jobs The Economic Reach and Impact of the Fresh Produce and Floral Industry, January 2009
Whats in it for you? Advancement opportunities Competitive salary and fringe benefits Sustainability Mobility Diverse environment Community Financial Security Excitement Opportunity Satisfaction "I learn something new everyday. I enjoy the exciting, fast–paced nature of the business where I am constantly being challenged to come up with new business solutions that benefit both my company and my customer base. – Ken Nabal, VP of sales, Frontera Produce
Prepare for a Career in Fresh Produce Take courses in business, international business, agriculture, health and nutrition, food science, food marketing or the culinary arts Talk to produce professionals Find relevant jobs and internships Bring your passion to interviews
Make industry connections… Mission: To attract, develop and retain talent for the produce industry
Why Is the Foundation Important to You? Provide programs to attract, educate and engage bright, talented students Promote students to leading companies in the industry Committed to developing career-long leadership opportunities
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Wrap up… If you… Like creating and delivering healthy, fresh goods to consumers Have a positive and enthusiastic attitude Thrive in dynamic, ever-changing environments Want to make a difference every day A career in produce is for you!
Contact us! The Produce Marketing Association Foundation for Industry Talent can help you get started! www.generationfresh.com
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