Photo Gallery: Secretary Solis Tours Jamba Juice Corp.
(July 22, 2011)
- Secretary Solis, together with Jamba Juice Chairman, President and CEO James D. White and Jamba Juice Chief Operating Officer Bruce Schroder, met with nine students from the Treasure Island Job Corps Center at Jamba Juice headquarters in Emeryville, Calif. They were joined by two college students (on left, in yellow) hired by Jamba Juice as part of its pledge to hire at least 2,500 youth through the “Summer Jobs USA: Make a Commitment” initiative.
- The Job Corps students introduced themselves to the Secretary and Jamba Juice executives, sharing where they began their Job Corps programs and what they enjoy about the advanced culinary program at San Francisco's Treasure Island Job Corps Center.
- The Secretary, Mr. White and Mr. Schroder listen with interest to the goals the students bring with them to the culinary program. Many hope to start their own businesses, such as internet cafés, bakeries, and wedding planning and cake shops.
- Advanced Culinary Student Antoinette Wellons (Detroit, Mich.) (far left) shares her appreciation for the opportunity to take part in the advanced culinary program, and the experience of being in California for the first time as a Job Corps student.
- Senior Director of Corporate Communications and Social Responsibility Janice Duis provides Secretary Solis and Job Corps student Amber Carson (Kaneohe, Hawaii) with some history of the company and some plans for its future.
- Secretary Solis appreciates Jamba Juice's efforts to reach out to young workers and provide them with job opportunities.
- Secretary Solis and students Jonathan Thierry (Princeton, Ill.), Tanisha DePina (Pawtucket, R.I.), Antoinette Wellons (Detroit, Mich.), and Jacob Baughman (Canton, Ga.) in the tasting lab to learn how new products are developed.
- Secretary Solis was provided a personalize lab coat for her visit to Jamba Juice's testing labs.
- Secretary Solis, Amber Carson (Kaneohe, Hawaii) and Jonathan Abney (Salley, S.C.) watch the new flavors blend before tasting.
- Secretary Solis pours a smoothie for students James Stokes (Roseburg, Ore) and Jonathan Thierry (Princeton, Ill).
- Amber, Jonathan and the Secretary taste the fruits of their labors: a new flavor named in honor of the department's top mover and shaker, the Whirl'n Swirl'n Solis.
- The students in the advanced culinary program completed the basic culinary program at Job Corps centers near their homes. (back row, left to right) Jesus Sanchez (Missions Hills, Calif), Jonathan Abney (Salley, S.C.), Jacob Baughman (Canton, Ga.) and Jonathan Thierry (Princeton, Ill.) (front row, left to right) Tanisha DePina (Pawtucket, R.I.), Amber Carson (Kaneohe, Hawaii), Antoinette Wellons (Detroit, Mich.), Ashley Renfro (Lacey, Wash.), and James Stokes (Roseburg, Ore.)
- The Jamba Juice experience put smiles on the faces of everyone who got a taste of the new flavors formulated for the visit, including James White.
- Jamba Juice employees also enjoyed the opportunity to meet the Secretary and the Job Corps students. Celina Ramirez (on Secretary's right) finally met one of her own personal heroes. As a student she wrote a paper about the then-state legislator as an inspiration and role model for Hispanic women.
- The Secretary and Jamba Juice Chairman, President and CEO James D. White and Jamba Juice Chief Operating Officer Bruce Schroder agree that providing summer jobs to youth exposes young workers to the world of work, teaches them valuable skills, and gives them a greater vision of career choices.