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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.

Advancing Women in Technology by Focusing on Gender Parity at Comerica

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Comerica remains committed to the advancement of women within our organization and particularly within our departments working in technology. The technology sector has traditionally been a male-dominated sector, so we have created a focus on gender parity to help ensure women not only have equal opportunities but also to help ensure the realization of truly innovative products and services that gender diversity delivers.

Dan Austin: 88Bikes

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A generation ago, the dream of owning a bicycle was one shared by a vast number of American kids. While the explosion of competitors like video games and iPhones may have somewhat tempered that youthful enthusiasm for bikes in this country, there are still millions of children in developing nations who can only begin to imagine having their very own bicycle. This week’s guest on Sea Change Radio, Dan Austin, is in the business of fulfilling those dreams for kids from Belgrade to Calcutta.

Taking On More Without Burning Out: Booz Allen’s Leading Together Series

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The World Health Organization describes burnout as “extreme workplace stress.” According to Harvard Business Review, it has six main causes: workload overload, perceived lack of control, a mismatch between efforts and payoff, lack of a supportive community, lack of recognition and/or fair treatment, and a values mismatch.

Turkcell Joins Business Call to Action With Women Developers of the Future Project

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Turkcell is providing mobile application development training and remote working job opportunities to low-income women from all over Turkey.

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Turkcell is providing mobile application development training and remote working job opportunities to low-income women from all over Turkey.

Comcast Announces Initiative With Dell Technologies to Help Close Digital Divide

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Companies to give thousands of free laptops to low-income students and seniors; Dell Technologies also to fund computer lab upgrades at nonprofits across the United States. In eight years, Comcast’s Internet Essentials Program has connected more than eight million people — from two million households — to the Internet at home, including 600,000 in Texas.

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Companies to give thousands of free laptops to low-income students and seniors; Dell Technologies also to fund computer lab upgrades at nonprofits across the United States. In eight years, Comcast’s Internet Essentials Program has connected more than eight million people — from two million households — to the Internet at home, including 600,000 in Texas.

Comcast Announces Largest Ever Expansion of Its Internet Essentials Program

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Three million newly eligible households include those with disabilities and seniors. In eight years, the program has now connected more than eight million people from two million households to the internet at home.

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Three million newly eligible households include those with disabilities and seniors. In eight years, the program has now connected more than eight million people from two million households to the internet at home.

Martin Voke Champions the Spirit of Diversity

Bacardi’s Martin Voke on fostering diversity in a male-dominated industry and making legal another arm of the business
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By Billy Yost

Viacom's Marva Smalls on Leading With Diversity

“The business case for diversity is this: You can't survive without it.”
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Our In the Office With ... series gives Viacom executives the opportunity to reveal a little bit about who they are, how they lead, and what drives them in the day-to-day.

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Our In the Office With ... series gives Viacom executives the opportunity to reveal a little bit about who they are, how they lead, and what drives them in the day-to-day.

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