A new program for store supervisors and department managers may make them better employees but may not help them reach the middle class.
NYS Entity Status
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NOVEMBER 06, 2013
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NYS Entity Type
DOMESTIC BUSINESS CORPORATION
2013 - LUKAKILA CAFE INC.
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