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Gobble Discusses Hiring 200 Workers in Lancaster County
Pennsylvania Ag Connection - 05/15/2018

Department of Labor & Industry (L&I) Secretary Jerry Oleksiak and executives from Gobble Inc. met to discuss the company's plans to build a new distribution facility in Lancaster County and hire up to 200 employees.

"Businesses like Gobble are growing in Pennsylvania and we need a skilled workforce to meet that demand so our economy can thrive," said Secretary Jerry Oleksiak. "Projects like this show how important strategic investments in education, job training and career readiness are to ensure that employers have access to a skilled talent pipeline when looking to locate, grow or expand a business."

Gobble Inc is a gourmet meal kit delivery service that recently expanded its East Coast operations by opening a new food prep and distribution center in Lancaster County. Oleksiak met with Gobble CEO Ooshma Garg, Vice President of Operations Steve Robinson, and Human Relations Manager Jennifer Wilson to discuss opportunities for the department to help the company find employment candidates through PA CareerLink Lancaster County.

Gobble plans to distribute between 75,000 to 100,000 meal kits a week from the new distribution facility in Lancaster County.

"Gobble seeks to make life better for families. In Lancaster County, we're not only helping families through the convenience of our healthy, delicious one-pan meals that are ready in only 15 minutes; we are also creating high-quality local jobs, said Gobble Inc. Founder and CEO Ooshma Garg.

"We are excited to continue our long-term partnership with the Lancaster County Workforce Development Board and CareerLink. We have already hired 65 employees in Lancaster, and our goal is to employ 200 in the region within the next two years. Together we are building a healthier and a more economically secure future for Lancaster County families," added Garg.

Governor Wolf has made employability and workforce training including career readiness programs and career and technical education, a priority of his administration. In his 2018-19 budget, Governor Wolf proposed PAsmart as a new workforce development proposal to improve coordination and services across commonwealth agencies and to promote robust engagement with employers.

"Governor Wolf is proposing historic new investments through PAsmart to improve access for Pennsylvania workers to education and job training programs," added Secretary Oleksiak. "These additional funds will help support training programs, and projects like this, to ensure that job seekers have the skills necessary to obtain good, middle class jobs and that employers have access to the talent they need to expand and grow their businesses."

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