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Greyston Bakery, WJCS Team Up To Help Employees

Greyston Bakery employees Raymond Wallace, left, and Dion Drew, right.
Greyston Bakery employees Raymond Wallace, left, and Dion Drew, right. Photo Credit: Contributed

YONKERS, N.Y. -- Greyston Bakery and Westchester Jewish Community Services (WJCS) are forming an alliance that will utilize the resources and expertise of each organization to support the staff at the bakery.

Greyston Bakery’s unique open- hiring model provides training and jobs to individuals with obstacles to employment, “no questions asked”.

Many of Greyston’s employees face social and economic barriers that make it difficult to maintain jobs and achieve workplace success.

WJCS will provide an on-site senior case manager to offer and/or link Greyston employees with needed resources to help them succeed in the workplace and at home.

“Greyston understands that workplace success is contingent upon personal stability, healthy home lives and access to affordable resources. As we continue to innovate on open hiring we are thrilled to partner with WJCS in providing the support our employees need to achieve success and overcome barriers that make it difficult to retain employment,” said Mike Brady, chief executive officer and president of Greyston.

The Senior Case Manager will provide individualized case work to all employees and apprentices as they transition to full time employment.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Greyston to bring together Social Enterprise and Open Hiring with wrap-around services to facilitate opportunities for people to achieve professional and personal goals as employees, family members and citizens,” said Alan Trager, chief executive officer of WJCS.

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