COMPTON – Plenty Farms has announced they have partnered with the Compton Careerlink to staff over 50 new full-time jobs in their vertical farm. Plenty Unlimited Inc. is committed to hiring local which is a goal of the city’s leadership to get more Compton residents working.
“We are happy to see the Plenty farm start to grow its roots in the community during the build out process,” said Mayor Aja Brown. “Many residents rely on CareerLink to guide them in the right direction, so I know Plenty will find wonderful, qualified candidates right here in our City. The vegetables Plenty produces will be proudly grown and managed by Compton residents, and we look forward to creating a solid partnership with them.”
Plenty’s sustainable farm delivers produce year-round that tastes like it was picked fresh from the garden. The company’s plant scientists, engineers and farmers have developed its indoor vertical farming technology to grow nutrient-rich plants with extraordinary flavor. Plenty farms deliver produce with zero pesticides and no GMOs, and are designed to use less than one percent the space of conventional agriculture while saving over a million gallons of water each week.
“With Compton’s rich agricultural history and ongoing appreciation for farming, we knew Plenty’s farm would fit right into the community,” said Plenty’s co-founder, Dr. Nate Storey. “We are committed to hiring locally and look forward to establishing a robust operation that will produce delicious, pesticide-free leafy greens for Compton and the entire Los Angeles area.”
Compton has the largest urban agricultural zone in Los Angeles County, Richland Farms which is home to hundreds of farm animals where homeowners are free to own livestock based on the size of their land.
To learn more about the positions, contact CareerLink (firstname.lastname@example.org) from 7am to 6pm