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US Foods Adds Tech Firms to CHECK Business Tools Program to Help Operators Address Labor Shortages
US Foods Holding Corp. (NYSE: USFD), one of America’s largest foodservice distributors, today announced the addition of two transformative technology offerings to its CHECK® Business Tools program: Bear Robotics and 7shifts. US Foods CHECK Business Tools program provides foodservice operators with a growing suite of technology solutions designed to help drive traffic, simplify staffing and reduce waste. Bear Robotics and 7shifts were ultimately selected to join the US Foods CHECK Business Tools line-up after participating in the company’s Innovative...
Tyson Foods Announces New Team Member Benefits
Tyson Foods announced today new changes and investments aimed at further intensifying U.S. team members relationships and enhancing workplace culture. Specifically, we are making changes to U.S. based policies and practices related to healthcare and overall wellness.
The company’s new policies and investments are in addition to recent compensation benefits. Tyson recently announced it invested more than $50 million in thank you bonuses and $100 million in wage increases for U.S. hourly workers over the past year.
Tyson Foods has invested more...
Maple Leaf Foods Named to Forbes List of Canada's Best Employers 2023
Maple Leaf Foods, Inc. (TSX: MFI) has been named to the Forbes list of Canada's Best Employers 2023. This prestigious award is presented by Forbes and Statista Inc., the world-leading statistics portal and industry ranking provider. The awards list was announced on January 25, 2023 and can be viewed on the Forbes website.
Forbes and Statista selected Canada's Best Employers 2023 through an independent survey applied to a vast sample of more than 12,000 Canadian employees working for companies with more than 500 employees in Canada...
McDonald's President: California Keeps Looking for Ways to Raise Prices, Drive Away More Businesses
Whether you're a lawmaker, a business owner or leader, or an everyday voter, one thing is clear: California has become a dramatic case study of putting bad politics over good policy.
Last fall, the legislature passed a bill – AB257, or the FAST Act – almost entirely at the behest of organized labor's firm grip on many of the state's lawmakers. It makes it all but impossible to run small business restaurants, but the impacts are far beyond that. Under the FAST Act
Tyson Foods to Create 400 Jobs at Caseyville Prepared Foods Plant
Tyson Foods has expanded its workforce projections for its Caseyville Prepared Foods facility, creating approximately 400 new team member positions to meet the growing demand for Hillshire Farm® and Jimmy Dean® grab-n-go snacking and breakfast items. This boost in facility team members is a result of the $180 million expansion currently in development. Seven state of the art production lines and 270,000 square feet will be added to the existing Caseyville facility to increase automated warehousing and robotics...
Talks Break Down Between Sysco, Drivers as Strike Continues
Labor negotiations between food distribution giant Sysco, and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 653 in Boston and Local 317 in Syracuse, have stalled and the strike will continue.
Sysco wrote that despite its “best efforts” to bring an end to a work stoppage, the Teamsters’ leadership rejected its offer.
“The parties have not been able to reach an agreement because Local 653 demanded Sysco Boston associates participate in the critically underfunded union-sponsored pension plan, a move that Sysco Boston believes is not good for its associates,” Sysco wrote in a press release.
USDA to Invest up to $65 Million in Pilot Program to Strengthen Food Supply
President Biden joined leaders from across the Western Hemisphere to present the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection at the Summit of the Americas. The Declaration seeks to mobilize the entire region around strong actions to bring the historic migration crisis under control. The Declaration is organized around three key pillars: (1) stabilization; (2) legal pathways and protections; and (3) humane migration management. In preparation for the Summit, the United States and other countries in the region developed a suit of bold new...
Tyson Foods Commits More Than $1 Million to Expand Legal and Citizenship Support for Team Members
Tyson Foods (NYSE: TSN) has committed more than $1 million to support its many team members who are immigrants to the United States. The company’s U.S. based workforce is comprised of team members from more than 160 countries and collectively speak more than 50 languages. The Tyson Immigration Partnership (TIP) helps provide these team members with legal services and acquire U.S. citizenship. The program, which has been supporting seven Tyson facilities over the past year, will now serve 40 company locations in...
National Restaurant Association Supports Essential Workers for Economic Advancement Program
The Essential Workers for Economic Advancement Act was introduced in the House of Representatives on March 28 and the National Restaurant Association believes a program included in the legislation could help the restaurant industry’s labor shortage battle.
The Act would see the creation of the Essential Workers for Economic Advancement (EWEA) program which would allow workers to enter the U.S. via a “market-driven, non-immigrant, three-year visa.”
According to the Association, the program’s aim is for “small businesses in industries with comparatively low sales per employee...
Urner Barry Releases February Soy & Wheat Report
In the latest WASDE report, the USDA stated that the outlook for 2021/22 U.S. wheat this February is stable supplies, lower domestic use, reduced exports, and higher ending stocks. Food use was lowered by 3 million bushels to 959 million with durum accounting for the entire reduction. Seed use was revised down 2 million bushels to 64 million based on NASS seed use data for the first two quarters of the marketing year. Projected 2021/22 ending stocks were raised by...
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