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The New York Times reports that in New York City, Whole Foods has been sponsoring an eight-day course designed to prepare immigrants for possible jobs in one of the retailer’s four stores in the city. While the retailer doesn’t guarantee jobs to people who complete the course, it does guarantee that it will interview those who finish the course.

According to the Times, “The instruction covers topics like organic foods and customer service and includes a tour of a Whole Foods store. Those who have gone through the training are generally ‘better prepared, aware of the culture of Whole Foods, have better skills and know what the jobs will require,’ said John Dauenhauer, senior coordinator for team member services in the company’s Northeast region.”
KC's View:
Think of this as the new standard in how to find and train employees in a diversified and pluralistic society.