This year’s Labor Day will be an exciting one as friends and family can more safely come together to celebrate their community while enjoying baked goods paired with delicious grilled creations. Meanwhile, we encourage everyone to reflect on the holiday’s focus: the contributions and achievements of the American workforce, and specifically, the nearly 800,000 workers of the baking industry.
Throughout the public health emergency, the hardworking frontline workers of the baking industry have ensured American families have nutritious and delicious baked goods to put on the table. The quality, consistent work of these dedicated employees demands special recognition.
Bringing Moments of Joy
The resilience and determination of the men and women on the baking industry’s frontlines deserve our deepest gratitude. As members of the country’s essential critical infrastructure, these baking and supplier employees have continued to show up to work every day through these challenging times.
They ensure our store shelves remain stocked and restaurants can serve customers. These essential workers bring moments of joy to our day by making our favorite bakery products.
As the dedicated efforts of our industry’s workforce have proven, the baking sector provides a multitude of incredible ways to serve our communities. Regardless of skillset or interests, the baking industry is filled with people serving a noble purpose - feeding their communities.
As we celebrate Labor Day, we hope that people who are looking for lifelong, fulfilling careers will consider joining our welcoming industry.
Please join me in showing your deep appreciation for our industry’s frontline workers who make our culinary traditions on this Labor Day and many other holidays possible.
Because of those workers, our families and communities can take comfort knowing they will continue to receive a safe, bountiful supply of baked goods now and always.
Please consider using ABA's Employee Appreciation toolkit to show your gratitude however you deem appropriate.