Safeway entered into an agreement committing to hire more than 200 people residing in Oak Park for union jobs averaging $26.50 per hour including benefits provided the fueling station can be built as part of the grocery store project! This offer helps in unmeasurable ways given that Oak Park is an area that has the highest poverty and unemployment rate in the City without spending one dime of public money. In today’s retail economy, grocery stores must be built with a fueling station to attract club shoppers with additional incentives to shop. The fueling stations are the difference between a grocery store being profitable or going out of business. Think about this—the city annually offers millions of publicly funded incentives to attract employers to Sacramento, yet they turn their back on those most in need when Safeway promises 200 union jobs at no cost to taxpayers!
- Letter from Safeway to Pastor Brown
- Letter from Safeway to Mayor Kevin Johnson
- Details of Safeway’s Job Commitment
Read The Sacramento Bee Op-Ed Article:
Think About This
The city annually offers millions of publicly funded incentives to attract employers to Sacramento, yet they turn their back on those most in need when Safeway promises 200 union jobs at no cost to taxpayers!
City is wasting money with gas station appeal
"The Sacramento City Council’s vote to appeal a judge’s recent ruling on a fuel station in Crocker Village is a slap in the face of every taxpayer in this city. The judge ruled that the council’s vote to deny the permit was unlawful and that Councilman Jay Schenirer was not 'a neutral, unbiased decision maker.' "
—Paul Petrovich, The Sacramento Bee [Read the entire article]