2018 COABE Workplace Winner Of The Year Featured In Washington Post

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CICERO, N.Y., Jan. 9, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Dakota Provisions was recognized by the Coalition for Adult Basic Education (COABE) for workplace excellence as the 2018 Workplace Winner for its ongoing collaborative efforts with a local adult education provider to offer English-language instruction to its employees, helping them to integrate into the community and putting them on a path to economic mobility and professional advancement.

"We are pleased to see a leading partner in adult education and workforce development featured in a prominent, national publication," said COABE Executive Director Sharon Bonney. "Dakota Provisions is helping to build its local workforce by offering good-paying jobs to a population with great need right now, and we know the company's commitment does not end there."

The Washington Post feature chronicles the first days of a young woman from Puerto Rico who left her home state to pursue a job at the turkey processing facility, which employs 1,000 workers, in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. The story provides insight into the company's efforts to find workers for hard-to-fill positions by recruiting from outside its backyard.