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The Confectionery Industry, a Sweet Place for Jobs
Manufacturers of chocolate, candy, gum and mints directly employ nearly 54,000 people across the United States, with more than 550,000 jobs supported in related industries, including agriculture, retail, transportation and more.
This report comes as leaders of top confectionery companies are in Washington for NCA's 2018 Washington Forum, an annual fly-in program that connects industry leadership to members of Congress, government officials and other stakeholders.
They are advocating for the industry on Capitol Hill, sharing this new economic impact data, and sharing their personal stories of engagement with the communities in which they live and work.
"The candy industry is a bright spot in the U.S. economy, fueling the American economy to the effect of more than $44 billion," John Downs, president and CEO of the National Confectioners Association, said.
The report state that for every job created in… To read the complete story, click on this link: