Seward Co-op held a very successful job fair

Seward Co-op held a very successful job fair on Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Sabathani Center. This was a culmination of months of bridge-building and outreach in the surrounding neighborhoods of the second grocery store, the Friendship store, currently under construction on 38th Street, across from Sabathani. It is also part of the co-op’s efforts to deliver on its promise to target local people for staffing the stores, and to increase its percentage of people of color on staff to the same levels that the City of Minneapolis uses for affirmative action requirements. General manager of the main store, Sean Doyle, said that about 400 people attended the job fair, and they are confident that there were many qualified applicants to fill the bulk of the 90-some job openings created by the expansion into the Friendship Store and the Cooperative Creamery Building on Franklin. The Friendship Store is still on target to open in early October of this year.

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