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Fiesta Canning, McNeal, AZ

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Challenge: This small, food processing plant in southeastern Arizona needs to be able to increase and decrease the size of their work crews in relation to harvesting seasons. When the pepper crops come in they need to quickly get them packaged and sent to markets across Arizona.

Solution: One of the strengths of the Labor Partnership program is that the private business partner can change the size of their work crew to meet their weekly needs. This successful partnership began in 2014 employing inmate who were bused from ASPC Douglas to their facility in McNeal. Currently 2 ex-offenders who were hired post release work at Fiesta Canning. Their goal for this partnership is to help inmates learn real-world jobs skills as they prepare and can peppers for Arizona grocery stores.

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