Grocery career projects get government funding

TORONTO, March 1 /CNW/ - The Canadian Food Industry Council (CFIC) has received funding, through the Sector Council Program (SCP), to develop a series of paper-based and interactive web-based career profiles to help improve retention of employees in Canada's grocery industry and enhance the career image of this economically stable sector for industry employers.

"These profiles will effectively demonstrate the breadth of career opportunities in the food retail/wholesale sector, and will provide compensation information to demonstrate that the industry provides competitive wages and benefits," says Cheryl Paradowski, Executive Director of the CFIC.

Scheduled for completion in fall 2010, the profiles will tell the stories of real professionals who have built successful careers within the industry, and will be made available in both English and French formats.

As part of this project, the Council will also develop an educational career DVD produced by the Profiles Series, and hosted by Lou Gossett Jr., which is expected to air on Bravo, Google Video, Discovery Channel, and other major networks throughout North America.

Funded by the Government of Canada's Sector Council Program, the CFIC is a nationally recognized, non-profit organization that brings together representatives from business, labour, education, government and other professional groups in a spirit of cooperation to analyze and develop strategies and tools to address the human resource needs within the grocery retail and wholesale industry.


For further information: For further information: Michael Sloan, Communications Coordinator, (416) 675-3115 Ext. 24, 1-888-675-3115 Ext. 24, Email:

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