Today, at a time when our nation faces an unprecedented health crisis, we are reminded of how critical our industry is in meeting the needs of our communities.
Below are 5 reasons our dedicated workforce is essential:
America's beverage companies are proud to support more than 264,000 hard-working Americans with good-paying, family-supporting jobs. A recent study found that one-fifth of our nation's economy and one-fourth of American jobs are either directly or indirectly linked to the food and agriculture sectors. These sectors support more than 46.8 million jobs with $2.27 trillion in wages and a total economic impact of $7.63 trillion.
As the industry voice for America's leading beverage companies, the American Beverage Association are urging federal, state and local leaders to take specific actions during this global pandemic that will allow beverage manufacturers, distributors and suppliers to deliver basic consumer goods to communities as timely and efficiently as possible.
Today, and every day, we thank the dedicated employees who are working around the clock to provide our nation with the food, beverages and consumer products Americans need now more than ever.