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Leading in a New Environment: Adapting to a Quarantined Workplace with Technology at the Forefront

by Katie Pries, President & CEO of The Northern Trust Company Canada
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2020 has presented a whirlwind of unforeseen hurdles and environmental changes that not even the most technologically advanced businesses could have prepared for, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Its impact spans globally, altering the way many teams operate and will leave a new normal in its wake.

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2020 has presented a whirlwind of unforeseen hurdles and environmental changes that not even the most technologically advanced businesses could have prepared for, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Its impact spans globally, altering the way many teams operate and will leave a new normal in its wake.

For My Family, the Business of S'Mores Is Personal

RYAN BRITT, Director, US Customer Supply Chain
Summary: 
  • People are spending more time in their yards and finding moments of goodness in s’mores with their families, friends and neighbors during COVID-19
  • There has been record-breaking demand for s’mores making and Hershey's six-packs, requiring precision planning and increased manufacturing of our beloved chocolate bars.
  • By leading with purpose-- to make more moments of goodness, we take great pride in being part of long-held family traditions and new adventures.
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  • People are spending more time in their yards and finding moments of goodness in s’mores with their families, friends and neighbors during COVID-19
  • There has been record-breaking demand for s’mores making and Hershey's six-packs, requiring precision planning and increased manufacturing of our beloved chocolate bars.
  • By leading with purpose-- to make more moments of goodness, we take great pride in being part of long-held family traditions and new adventures.

Where the Vulnerable Jobs Are in U.S. Cities

A new tool from Brookings' researchers provides a snapshot of the low-wage/no benefits job market in 380 cities and all 50 states to guide public and private sectors in rebuilding.
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This article originally appeared on The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth

The crux: As COVID-19 disrupts local economies, cities and states are assessing the impact on workers and strategizing how to rebuild more equitably. Minimizing the number of low-wage, no-benefits jobs will be a priority. A new tool can help.

Paving His Own Road to Success Through eBay

Donovan Mitchell’s self-determination and work ethic outlasted the motocross accident that left him paralyzed, and drove him to create a thriving new career.
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Editor’s note: In celebration of eBay’s 25th anniversary, we’re spotlighting a seller every week from our global community in our Mini Stories column through 2020.

Teck Releases 2019 Economic Contribution Report

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Teck has released its fourth annual Economic Contribution Report, detailing the direct economic benefits created in the communities and jurisdictions where we operate, including payments to suppliers, employee wages and benefits, and payments to governments.

In 2019, Teck provided $12.4 billion in total economic contribution across all areas where we operate, including:

  • $8.9 billion in Canada
  • $1.8 billion in Chile
  • $1.5 billion in the U.S.

Some highlights of our total economic contribution include:

From a Side Hustle to a Successful Small Business on eBay

Over the course of 15 years, Canadian entrepreneur Adrien Lavoie scaled his business operations from his parents’ basement to a thriving small business in selling sneakers on eBay.
Summary: 

Editor’s note: In celebration of eBay’s 25th anniversary, we’re spotlighting a seller every week from our global community in our Mini Stories column through 2020.

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Editor’s note: In celebration of eBay’s 25th anniversary, we’re spotlighting a seller every week from our global community in our Mini Stories column through 2020.

Aligning Corporate Ambition with an Ever-Changing World

Words by Amy Brown
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Goal-setting is familiar territory for most major multinational corporations. But as the needs and demands of our world change rapidly — on issues from climate change and resource scarcity to equity and social justice — companies are challenged to make sure their ambitions evolve in kind. 

Meet our World Changers at ON Semiconductor

by ON Semiconductor
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At ON Semiconductor, we pride ourselves on being a diverse and inclusive company, offering various positions and opportunities for those looking to join our team and expand their skillset. We also believe in giving back and providing the opportunity for students to learn hands-on what it’s like to work in the semiconductor industry and gaining real experience of what a career looks like after college. We offer positions ranging from human resources to analog devices, supply chain, facilities, corporate social responsibility, applications and solutions engineering, and more.

Duke Energy Creates Job Training Opportunities Through $900,000 in Grants to North Carolina Community Colleges

Summary: 
  • Grants to support apprenticeship programs at 8 community colleges
  • Funds fulfill company’s $5 million commitment made in 2017
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  • Grants to support apprenticeship programs at 8 community colleges
  • Funds fulfill company’s $5 million commitment made in 2017

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