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Partner Profile: Pillsbury United Communities

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Top: Chanda Smith Baker, President and CEO, PUC, accepts 2015 STEP-UP Employer of the Year Award from Mayor Betsy Hodges. Bottom: PUC Culinary Arts Training program student and teacher chef.

Pillsbury United Communities (PUC) works in partnership with City of Minneapolis Employment and Training to offer results driven employment services for Minneapolis Works and Minneapolis Youth Works. These services include work readiness, job placement and retention, and include career planning, resume development, and interviewing practice.
AClient services emphasize relationship building by offering one-on-one job counseling and assistance in community centers with deep roots in the neighborhoods of North and South Minneapolis.
The agency also offers a successful Culinary Arts Training program where participants receive training in a licensed kitchen under the direction of qualified chefs. Participants in this track also receive the industry-recognized ServSafe Food Handler’s Certificate.
In 2015, PUC won the Best Community Impact Award from the United Way and the STEP-UP Employer of the Year Award.

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Last updated Dec 9, 2016