These ‘loyal’ workers get the job done, but without a decent minimum wage their support system is in trouble

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They’re the Valley’s most loyal workforce, these dedicated men and women from New Horizons with special needs who work at Von’s, Albertson’s and Jon’s supermarkets in the north Valley.

You’ve seen them bagging groceries and bringing in carts from the parking lot. If not there, somewhere. They always seem to have a smile on their face, looking grateful for the opportunity.

It’s the stores that are grateful to have them. The turnover rate for a person walking in off the street and getting a job at one of the supermarkets is around 40%. For New Horizon’s workers, it’s less than 10%.

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