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How to Beat Back the Bush Economy: Local Employers, Academics and Unions Square Off On the Jobs of the Future
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http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20091027005977/en NEW YORK--(Business Wire)-- According to the United States Department of Labor retail jobs will be one of the fastest growing sectors in our country. Are good retail jobs the key to ending the recession? On Wednesday, October 28, local retail employers, policy experts, and union leaders will convene a debate on the issues faced by grocery store employees and grocery store operators in a recovering economy. Current Upper East Side market Agata & Valentina employees will share why they are struggling to attain the American Dream. Panelists will discuss the ways in which successful grocery businesses can also be community-leading employers. An open discussion will follow. WHO: Mimi Rosenberg - Moderator, WBAI`s Building Bridges, Host Charles Farfaglia, Fairway Market LLC, Vice President of Human Resources Rene Flores, Gristedes Foods, Executive Director of Human Resources and Asset Management Dr. Nicholas Freudenberg, City University of New York, Distinguished Professor of Public Health Rob Newell, UFCW Local 1500, Field Director Annmarie Griffin, Employee of Pathmark Paul Sonn, National Employment Law Project, Legal Co-Director WHEN: Wednesday, October 28, 2009, 6:00-8:00 p.m. WHERE: 310 E 67th St., New York, NY Requests for interviews and more information about the event should be directed to Joe Fedele, UFCW Local 1500, 718-479-8700, or Amber Sparks, UFCW International, 202-466-1528. The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW) represents more than 1.3 million workers, with nearly one million in the grocery industry. UFCW Local 1500 Joe Fedele, 718-479-8700 Copyright Business Wire 2009