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Shire’s Rare in Kendall Square Event Brings Together Innovators in Rare Disease

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Did you know of 7,000 rare diseases, only 5% have treatments available?

On July 18th, Shire invited professionals local to Cambridge, MA to participate in Rare in Kendall Square: Collaborating to Advance Innovation in Rare Disease. Over 200 attendees gathered to network and weigh in on a panel discussion centered around the idea that partnerships can advance treatment options.

“Our fight against rare diseases cannot be waged alone – unique partnership models are critical,” said Flemming Ornskov, M.D., M.P.H. and CEO of Shire.

Military Veterans Worth £1.5BN to UK Economy

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More than one in five (22%) armed forces leavers face employment challenges, resulting in a potential loss of £1.5bn to the economy.

Barclays is calling on other employers to recognise the value that veterans can bring to the UK workforce, publishing new research that highlights how ex-military employees could help to plug UK skills shortage, by filling one in six predicted vacancies.

The study reveals that the UK economy could suffer losses of up to £1.5bn in the next five years if service leavers can’t find employment, or are under-employed upon leaving the armed forces.

Corporate Responsibility Association Presents Innovation Events Series: ‘Giving Back, Getting Results,’ with Causecast COO Laura Plato, Sept 27

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NORTHAMPTON, Mass., August 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Creating an outstanding employee experience isn’t always easy, but it is central to the modern purpose-driven company seeking to create a workplace that’s considered best-in-class. And technology plays a greater role in that experience than ever before.

Domtar Sustainability: Partnering for Safety

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Employee engagement is crucial to promoting safe behavior. And what better partner to advance our shared objectives than the United Steelworkers (USW), which represents the majority of Domtar’s unionized employees?

Domtar and the USW have built a very collaborative relationship over the years, based on our mutual interest in protecting our employees. This has helped us be more proactive regarding safety, while accelerating our journey toward a “just culture.”

Tips to Ease Your Nerves When Preparing for your First Internship

By: Lindsay Scholten
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Internships are a great way to prepare for your future. They can help you discover if the job path you’ve chosen is the right one for you, expose you to the professional world, and equip you with skills, experience and knowledge for a successful career. Since internships are usually one of the first experiences for students in the professional working environment, they can seem a bit daunting. To help ease the nerves, here are five tips I learned during my summer internship to ensure you get the most from your experience.

PNC CEO: Don’t Overlook Workers with Disabilities

By Bill Demchak
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Nearly one in five Americans lives with a disability. Here in the Pittsburgh region, where my company is headquartered, that works out to about half a million of our neighbors, family, friends and coworkers who face a physical or mental challenge. More than 300,000 of those individuals are working-age adults, yet fewer than...

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Cargill to Modernize Harrisonburg, Va., Hatchery, Improving Turkey Health, Biosecurity and Worker Safety

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HARRISONBURG, Va., August 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ -- Modernization work totaling $7 million has commenced at Cargill Protein’s Harrisonburg, Va., turkey hatchery, with a focus on improving turkey health, biosecurity and worker safety.  Construction work is being performed by Nielsen Builders, Inc., of Harrisonburg, with installation of new cutting edge equipment technology expected to take 24 months.

Retired Colonel Heads Preparedness Operation for Duke Energy, Where Veterans Play Major Role in the Workforce

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Steve McGugan’s passion to help people in the midst of crisis didn’t diminish when he retired from the U.S. Army. Only the battlefield has changed.

Driven to run to the sound of the guns, as one of his generals said, and responding to urgent situations distinguished his 24 years in the Army, including 39 months in combat operations.

That drive led McGugan, a colonel, to a new career. He joined Duke Energy in January as director of emergency preparedness.

Apprentice Program Helps a Small Company Recruit Talent

A Cisco Networking Academy Success Story
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To compete for top IT workers, Atrion Networking Corporation in Rhode Island identifies up-and-coming IT “rock stars” through an innovative and competitive apprentice program working with the Cisco Networking Academy program. By investing in the future of their employees, Atrion is creating a culture of quality.

Matching New Talent to Opportunities

Nestlé’s Parent Support Spotlight on Nicole: Being in the Moment

“With the Parent Support Policy, I talked to my daughter more, read to her more, and embraced being in the moment.”
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by Nicole, Director of Government Relations and Public Affairs at Nestlé

We’re a family of five: my husband, my four year old son Davis, my two year old son Ellis, and my six-month old daughter Audra.

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