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National Grid Celebrates Lineworker Appreciation Day

Company’s electricity field force maintains service for more than 10 million people, goes above and beyond to assist those in need
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July 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ – National Grid’s electricity field force is a special group of people who perform extraordinary work in some of the toughest conditions. Their unwavering level of commitment to our customers – combined with their willingness to go above and beyond – make us proud to once again celebrate National Lineworker Appreciation Day on July 10. 
 

An Olympic Homecoming: In 2021, IOC Session Returns to Athens, Where Olympic Legacy Stands Tall

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The Olympic Games Athens 2004 were considered a “homecoming”: Greece was the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games and host of the inaugural Olympic Games of the modern era in 1896. Despite challenges related to the post-Games use of some of the Olympic venues, the Games did not disappoint their hosts: they created wide-ranging benefits, which the Greek capital enjoys to this day.  

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The Olympic Games Athens 2004 were considered a “homecoming”: Greece was the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games and host of the inaugural Olympic Games of the modern era in 1896. Despite challenges related to the post-Games use of some of the Olympic venues, the Games did not disappoint their hosts: they created wide-ranging benefits, which the Greek capital enjoys to this day.  

STEM-focused Kindergarten Sponsored by Lockheed Martin Opens in Jerusalem

"The new MadaKids kindergartens will nurture the young children and inspire them to become the engineers and entrepreneurs of the future," said Mayor of Jerusalem Moshe Leon.
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By Jerusalem Post Staff

U.S. defense and aerospace company Lockheed Martin has opened a kindergarten in Jerusalem which aims to "inspire young Israeli students to take an active interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics," according to a Lockheed Martin press release. 

The "MadaKids" Science Kindergarten is part of the MadaKids program which started in 2015. Lockheed Martin has supported the project since its inception and is now supporting an after-school STEM enrichment program in addition.

Tech Companies Lead the Way in Hiring People with Autism: What Can We Learn From Them?

Words By Laura Wise
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This article series is sponsored by DXC Technology and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

Business Contributions to Inclusive Growth: Lessons from Israel

Words by Amy Brown
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This article series is sponsored by Maala and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

Women Engineers Rank Lockheed Martin a Top Employer

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Lockheed Martin ranked second in Women Engineer magazine’s 28th annual “Top 50 Employers” list, a ranking of U.S. companies the magazine’s readers say they would like to work for.” 

Employee Engagement at Smithfield Foods

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Human Resources team members at Smithfield Foods are focused on promoting an atmosphere of diversity, inclusion, and engagement. Smithfield’s employees come from a diverse set of backgrounds, experiences, and cultures, which makes the company stronger.

PayPal's Dan Schulman Ranks Among Glassdoor's Top CEOs 2019

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PayPal CEO Dan Schulman has been named among Glassdoor's Top CEOs 2019.

Glassdoor's Top CEO is an employees choice award based on voluntary, anonymous feedback from employees regarding their CEO's leadership, work environment and other insights over the past year.

Click here to see the full list of Glassdoor's Top CEOs 

Smithfield Foods Awarded “Best for Vets” 2019 Employer Ranking

National Publication Recognizes Smithfield For Its Commitment to Providing Veterans with Job Opportunities
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SMITHFIELD, Va., May 31, 2019 — Smithfield Foods, Inc., a global food company and the world’s largest pork processor and hog producer, announced today its recognition by Military Times in the publication’s Best for Vets Employers 2019 rankings. The rankings, awarded during National Military Month, recognize companies for their efforts to recruit and support service members, veterans, and military families.

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