Steph’s Seriously Good Salsa owner Stephanie Bennett needed workers to support her growing salsa business. She found them at Create Common Good, which provides job training to Treasure Valley residents with barriers to employment, such as refugees, the homeless, convicts, former addicts and women referred by the Women’s and Children’s Alliance.
Workers process salsa at the nonprofit’s building on South Federal way near Malad Street. “The vibe is fun and lively,” Bennett says.
Since its founding in 2008, 437 people have graduated from the nonprofit’s food service training program. Other businesses employing Create Common Good workers include Jacksons Food Stores, Parilla Grill, 13th Street Pub and Grill, Flatbread Neapolitan Pizzeria and Ranch Market.