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Fifth Third Bank Partners to Offer Free Career and Financial Coaching

Expands availability of NextJob toolkit, offers Operation HOPE financial recovery services to help those impacted by COVID-19
Press Release

CINCINNATI, May 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Fifth Third Bank, National Association, today announced it is making its NextJob Job Seekers Toolkit available to the public through January 2021. It also is offering Operation HOPE’s financial coaching services to individuals and small businesses. These two programs are among the Bank’s efforts to assist those who are seeking jobs, either temporarily or permanently, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as to assist people with understanding and overseeing their finances.

The Company as a Place of Learning

By Mariana Acosta Checa
Blog

Turning our organizations into places of continuous learning is our responsibility. And the key to achieving this lies in our culture.

In a world where learning must be continuous and lifelong, the times when academic institutions were the chief agents responsible for imparting knowledge are coming to an end. In the same way that with the digital revolution technology has ceased to be an independent sector and has permeated the core of all other industries, the same will happen with education in the years to come.

Truist Empowers 1 Million High School Students with Financial Foundations Program

Online personal finance education program enables thousands of schools to deliver critical, state standards-aligned curriculum
Press Release

CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Truist Financial Corporation (NYSE: TFC) today announced that Truist Financial Foundations, its digital financial education program, has reached more than 1 million high school learners across 15 states and Washington, D.C. Since 2010, these online lessons have empowered high school students with the knowledge and skills to confidently navigate the modern financial world. Truist Financial Foundations is powered and delivered to schools by EVERFI, the leading social impact education innovator. 

As College Students Face Uncertainty – Hormel Foods Steps Up to Launch Virtual Internship Program for 60 College Students

Press Release

AUSTIN, Minn., May 7, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Hormel Foods, a global branded food company (NYSE: HRL), has announced the launch of its virtual internship program to accommodate 60 college students from around the country.

With internships in flux at many corporations due the effects of COVID-19, Hormel Foods believed it was imperative to not only honor its commitment to their inspired summer interns, but rethink and revolutionize its entire program.

IBM Launches Open P-TECH Globally; Free Platform Focused on Workplace Learning and Skills Will Be Offered in English, Portuguese and Spanish

Open P-TECH provides students and educators access to digital learning in areas including AI, cloud computing and cybersecurity
Press Release

ARMONK, N.Y., May 6, 2020 /3BL Media/ - At its Think Digital conference today, IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced the launch of Open P-TECH, a free digital education platform focused on workplace learning and digital skills. The platform, building on the industry leading P-TECH program, equips 14-20-year old learners and educators with foundational technology competencies.

Service at a Distance: How Virtual Pro Bono Can Help Others Now

Taproot Foundation shares best practices for delivering high-impact pro virtual pro bono
Blog

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the work of nonprofits on a massive scale; many are now facing uncertainty about the future, financial instability, and an inability to serve their primary beneficiaries (a group whose needs have likely increased). Service programs must adapt in order to reach and support them. Throughout this crisis we’ve been working alongside our corporate partners to translate their in-person pro bono programs into sustainable virtual programs that can reach nonprofits in this moment.

Unveiling the Porter Novelli Purpose Summit: Committing to Action Amid COVID-19

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The COVID‐19 crisis is accelerating the transformation of business – one that solidifies the private sector mandate of a stakeholder‐first, rather than shareholder‐only, mentality. We’ve kept a pulse on this shift, brand action and stakeholder expectations, revealing that 75% of the U.S. public believes business must take action to protect employees, care for communities and support front-line workers in the fight against COVID‐19. Companies who have rapidly and authentically met this expectation demonstrate Purpose – at its finest.

How Employees Decide to Participate in Volunteer Programs

Blog

If you’re responsible for your company’s employee volunteering and giving program you know it’s tough to get people to show up to events. If they do show up, it’s tough to get them to come back. Your employees are busy with work and family. What’s more, there are a lot of other options out there competing for their interests and time. So, when it comes to inviting colleagues to participate in the corporate citizenship programs what’s the motivation for them?

American Express Launches ‘Stand for Small’ Coalition to Support U.S. Small Businesses

New digital platform brings together more than 40 companies across multiple industries to provide meaningful support to small businesses during the COVID-19 crisis and recovery efforts through 2020
Press Release

April 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ - American Express (NYSE: AXP) today announced it has established ‘Stand for Small,’ a coalition of more than 40 companies across media, technology, consumer goods, professional services, and many other industries, that have come together to provide meaningful support to small businesses as they navigate the impacts of Covid-19.

UPS Hosts Webinar to Help Small Businesses Adapt Digital Marketing During Novel Coronavirus

Press Release

April 15, 2020 /3BL Media/ - With most consumers sheltered in place, many small and medium-sized businesses are isolated from their customer base. To help them stay connected, UPS (NYSE:UPS) today announced a webinar designed to help SMBs adapt and transform marketing strategies to digital. The free webinar will be held at 1 PM (EDT) on Thursday, April 16.

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