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Unified Grocers, the largest wholesale grocery distributor in the western United States, announced that it “is providing 57 high school students an opportunity to learn how the supermarket industry works while participating in the Company's sixteenth annual Summer Youth Employment Program.

“The students, 32 from the Los Angeles metropolitan area, 7 from Northern California (Livermore and Stockton area), 9 from Portland, Oregon and 9 from Seattle, Washington are either attending or are recent graduates of local high schools. They were selected for the program after completing an extensive application and interview process.

“Unified's Summer Youth Employment Program is designed to give the students an understanding of the grocery industry, teach them how corporations function, and develop job skills while working in various departments throughout the Company. During the seven-week program (June 27 through Aug. 12), the students' activities include hands-on instructional presentations, visits to retail grocery stores, and tours of food manufacturing facilities operating in their local communities ... Unified's Summer Youth Employment Program students also have an opportunity to win scholarships to help further their education. The scholarship winners are announced at graduation ceremonies held in each region at the conclusion of the program.”
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