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5 Reasons Why Working with an Employer Who Prioritizes Your Continuous Learning, Should Be Your Priority!

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Natalja Kissina,Vice President HR for Gulf Countries at Schneider Electric is an advocate for continuous education in the workplace. Throughout her career, she has narrowed down the key reasons and tips one should consider when putting continuous learning and education as a priority at their job and in their career. These considerations will not only help you in your current job but will help your employer as well.

Prioritizing your continuous learning at your job

Partnerships: Taking a Small Piece of the Bigger Pie

By Pete Cherecwich, President of Corporate & Institutional Services at Northern Trust Corporation
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“Two brains are better than one.” We have heard this time and time again. Think back to your last meeting or the last brainstorming session you participated in - chances are this message of working together was at the heart of the discussion, and for good reason. Psychology has shown that, more often than not, we work more innovatively in teams than we do individually. But when should different teams work together?

Chevron Receives Freedom Award

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SAN RAMON, Calif., August 26, 2019 /3BL Media/ — Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) last week announced it is among the 15 recipients of the 2019 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award.  Instituted in 1996, the award is the highest recognition given by the U.S. Government to employers for their support of their employees who serve in the National Guard and Reserve.

Mars, Incorporated Joins G7 Business for Inclusive Growth Coalition Powered by the OECD

Companies joining forces to tackle inequality
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Summary

  • Business for Inclusive Growth (B4IG) coalition to be launched in connection with the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Biarritz, France
  • Mars joins initiative sponsored by French President Emmanuel Macron, spearheaded by Danone and coordinated by OECD
  • Call to action for other companies to join first-of-a-kind B4IG coalition
  • Coalition companies investing a combined total of 1 billion USD in more than 50 current and future initiatives
Press Release

Summary

  • Business for Inclusive Growth (B4IG) coalition to be launched in connection with the G7 Leaders’ Summit in Biarritz, France
  • Mars joins initiative sponsored by French President Emmanuel Macron, spearheaded by Danone and coordinated by OECD
  • Call to action for other companies to join first-of-a-kind B4IG coalition
  • Coalition companies investing a combined total of 1 billion USD in more than 50 current and future initiatives

Booz Allen Leaps from No. 21 to No. 6 in Annual Vault Survey

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According to a 2019 survey by Vault, who surveys top employers and employees, clients, culture, and compensation are the top three reasons a candidate selects one firm over another. Booz Allen was shown to be a leader in all of these areas and more, rising to No. 6 in the Vault 50 rankings from No. 21 last year.

Adults With Autism Finding Jobs in Houston

The non-profit Social Motion Skills has placed 20 workers with the FedEx facility in Cypress
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by Grace White

A program through the non-profit Social Motion Skills help land them the job.

"I think we all wake up in the morning and want to have a purpose," said Stacy Anderson, Transition Director.

Her passion, finding jobs for people with social and cognitive disabilities.

"The majority of our adults with autism are either unemployed or under-employed," Anderson said.

To help them navigate the ins and outs of this massive warehouse, the employees each have a job coach that works alongside them every day.

eBay Store Provides Independence for the Blind and Visually Impaired

By: Chenda Ngak, eBay News Team
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Through its electronics business on eBay, the Blind Center of Nevada provides services for hundreds of blind and visually impaired residents within the greater Las Vegas area.

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Through its electronics business on eBay, the Blind Center of Nevada provides services for hundreds of blind and visually impaired residents within the greater Las Vegas area.

The Place Makers Episode 3 - CBRE Office, Tokyo

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Watch Amanda Steele, CBRE’s Executive Managing Director, Property Management, chat with Chinatsu Kaneko from CBRE Tokyo and Daniel Harris Rosen from Tokyodex, on how art and open spaces are redefining Japanese corporate culture. To watch CBRE’s full episode of ‘The Place Makers’ go to Ten Play.

Retail Revival: Empowering Small Businesses, Adding New Jobs in Baton Rouge

eBay reinvigorates small businesses and spurs job creation by expanding programs into Louisiana’s capital city.
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By: Steve Wymer, Senior Vice President & Chief Communications Officer and Chair, eBay Foundation

Baton Rouge is rising. Home to advanced manufacturing, a growing array of professional services, world-class engineering, and a truly entrepreneurial spirit; the city stands out as a place of opportunity. This foundation for economic growth is immersed in a dynamic and diverse culture where the extraordinary cuisine and art is matched only by the incredibly friendly nature of Baton Rouge’s residents. It’s exactly the kind of place eBay wants to be.

Solving the Skills Gap With Second-Chance Hiring

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Each year, approximately 700,000 people finish their time in prison and reenter communities across the United States. They are seeking a second chance – perhaps even their first – to contribute to society, improve their lives, and help others. At the same time, there is a massive skills gap – 7 million open jobs, just waiting for people with the matching knowledge and experience.

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