EMERYVILLE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jamba Juice Company (NASDAQ: JMBA), a leading healthy, active lifestyle company, announced the company’s second National Hiring Day (NHD) initiative. Interviews will take place in 100 stores across the nation on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. In 2012, Jamba pledged to hire 2,500 summer youth and exceeded their pledge by nearly 300%, hiring close to 6,000 nationwide.
In an effort to expand this year’s commitment, Jamba has tapped the support of their franchise store owners to illustrate how small businesses can play a significant role in creating jobs through focused efforts and a collaborative commitment.
At a press conference scheduled for Monday, March 4, 2013, 10:00 a.m. PST, at the San Francisco Treasure Island Job Corps, James D. White, Jamba’s chairman, president and CEO, will formally announce 2013 National Hiring Day goals.
"We continue to be committed to helping our nation’s youth gain valuable skills and work experience that will be critical to their future career success," said Mr. White. “This year, we are partnering with several key franchisees to illustrate the role that small businesses owners can play in helping to stimulate job growth and the economy.
“When young people are given the opportunity to work over the summer, they learn about careers, meet adults with life experiences to share, and gain skills needed to enter the workforce,” said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Employment and Training Jane Oates. “We are delighted to see Jamba Juice’s ongoing commitment to expanding employment and mentoring opportunities for young American workers.”
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, 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 April 3, 2012, there were 769 Jamba Juice 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 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 or by contacting Jamba’s Guest Services team at 1-866-4R-FRUIT (473-7848).