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United For Working Families, Episode 5: Social Connectedness

A worker at Southern Champion Tray in Chattanooga.
Southern Champion Tray
A worker at Southern Champion Tray in Chattanooga.

In this series, we explore the impact that workplace policies have on our local families and children - and how United Way of Greater Chattanooga is looking to close the gaps.

For this episode, we talk about social connectedness with Wesley Odum, Director of Corporate Engagement at United Way of Greater Chattanooga - and Jennifer Wilhoit, Talent Acquisition Manager with Southern Champion Tray.

Ray is the host and producer of Scenic Roots, Mondays - Thursdays at 3 PM on WUTC.
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