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The first session of Stronger Together U.S.’s responsible recruitment webinar series explores how to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stronger Together U.S. is a business-led program that provides training, resources and a network for employers, labor providers, workers and their representatives to reduce labor exploitation in the produce industry, according to the release.

The session is 2-3:15 p.m. Eastern May 7. It’s called “Covid-19 Crisis Management: Perspectives from the Departments of State and Labor and Employers.”

Panelists include Michael Dolce, visa analyst at the U.S. Department of State; Mike Rios, enforcement coordinator at the U.S. Department of Labor; Rupal Patel, California Harvesters Inc. board member; and Chalmers Carr, owner of Titan Farms.

The following sessions are May 14 (“COVID-19 Crisis Management: Leading Practices in Worker Management and Communications”) and June 4, (“Understanding H-2A Worker Risks: New Research and Resources.”)

The webinar series is free and open to anyone interested or in the U.S. produce supply chain. Registration is online.

For more information, visit the website or e-mail [email protected]

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