C.H. Robinson donates to industry talent fund

04/14/2009 05:23:12 PM
Ashley Bentley

The C.H. Robinson Worldwide Foundation, a non-profit foundation established by Minneapolis-based C.H. Robinson Worldwide in 2005, has pledged to support the Produce Marketing Association’s Foundation for Industry Talent.

Newark, Del.-based PMA FIT was founded in 2006 to develop and fund initiatives to attract and keep talent in the produce industry. C.H. Robinson’s donation, as well as donations by other companies, are used to support internships, job shadowing, career ambassadors, a job bank, a career resource center, leadership development, a human resource center and event  and leadership scholarships, according to a news release.

“We are honored to be associated with organizations of C.H. Robinson’s caliber,” said Cindy Seel, executive director of PMA FIT, in the release. “Future programs will be developed that showcase career paths for those in the industry and work to retain the industry’s current people and prepare them for future leadership positions.”

The C.H. Robinson Worldwide Foundation contributes millions of dollars annually to support a number of organizations, according to the release. Other charitable partners include the Produce for Better Health Foundation, Wilmington, Del., and Sustainable Harvest International, Surry, Maine.



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