The Wonderful Company Leads in Kern County

WORKFORCE BOARD: Employers’ Training Resource (Kern/Inyo/Mono)

LOCATION: Bakersfield, CA

SUMMARY:
The Wonderful Company is a $4 Billion company with 7,800 employees worldwide that offers world renowned products and a family friendly company. Their products range from FIJI Water, POM Wonderful, Wonderful Almonds, Wonderful Halos, Wonderful Pistachios, Wonderful Sweet Scarletts, JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery, Landmark Wines, Teleflora Florists and Suterra. As The Wonderful Company is a largely agricultural company they have hired many NFJP participants. Positions hired were picker/packer, floor helper, grader/sorter, sanitation laborer, shipping clerk and office worker. Stuart and Linda Resnick, the Wonderful Company owners, have made it a personal responsibility to act as good corporate citizens so they offer their employees promotional opportunities, on site health/wellness programs, primary medical care clinics, scholarships and apprenticeship programs, an agricultural Career/College Prep Academy, as well as preschools and summer camps for employees’ families and local residents. The Wonderful Company employs many of the residents in the Lost Hills area and is creating a pipeline of future employees by treating their employees like family members. They hire them, keep them healthy so they can work, teach their children and offer scholarships for agricultural related education and hire them when they complete. The Resnicks have revitalized the Central Valley by bringing new life to the community with new development that includes new parks with water spray facilities, basketball courts, soccer fields, volleyball courts, and play equipment. They have added sidewalks, street lights, landscaping and community centers that provide ESL, martial arts, ballet and Zumba classes; Voter Registration locations; summer camps and preschools. https://www.freeenterprise.com/how-the-wonderful-company-revitalized-this-california-community/

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Danette Scarry, danettes@co.kern.ca.us

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