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Healthy Living Market works with employees with developmental disabilities

Training for life

Burlington, Vermont's Healthy Living Market partners with a local nonprofit to hire and train employees with disabilities, building the store's community service and engagement.

At most grocery stores the employee-store relationship is pretty simple, right? Whether they’re loading shoppers’ bags or stocking produce, the employees do the job, get their paycheck and head home. But the partnership between a nonprofit and a natural grocery store in Burlington, Vt., is taking that model to a new level.

Fifteen years ago, Healthy Living Market began

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