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VIDEO | An Update on Cisco’s Veterans Program

by Michael Veysey, Director of Corporate Affairs
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Cisco is a strong supporter of veterans, and we are committed to helping them transition to the civilian work force. On this Veterans Day, I’d like to thank all Cisco employee veterans for their service and recognize their valuable role in making Cisco a Military Times Magazine “2017 Military-Friendly Employer.”

Brave the Ask: Courage, Diversity and Equal Representation in Tech

Two of Benevity's resident, self-aware tech talents reconvene to discuss their experience in the industry
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At Benevity, we encourage our team to be bold, and the bravery required to do so doesn't escape us. Rosemary Sanchez, a People Leader for the Web Software Development team and Bailey Copithorne, a User Experience Designer, share their individual (and sometimes surprisingly similar) experiences as women in the technology sector.

The following is the continuation of a question-fueled repartee between two of Benevity’s best and brightest. They continue to prove bold enough to "brave the ask"; and what’s more? To share their answers.

Consumers Energy Receives Perfect Score in National Corporate Equality Index

One of 14 Michigan Employers Recognized for LGBTQ Workplace Equality
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JACKSON, Mich., November 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Consumers Energy has received a perfect score on the 2018 Corporate Equality Index, a national survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.

Consumers Energy was one of 14 Michigan companies with a 100 percent score on the annual survey. It was also one of 17 energy providers in the U.S. to receive top marks.

Port Angeles Safeway Wins Governor’s Award

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The Port Angeles Safeway on Lincoln Street was honored as the Governor’s 2017 Medium Private Employer of the Year for its efforts in hiring people with disabilities.

Mike LaGrange, who manages the store, said he was honored to receive the award. “It was amazing and it was humbling to listen to all the people with disabilities and understand what they overcame and what it means to them,” LaGrange said.

The Safeway employs 13 people with developmental disabilities who are supported by community organizations, making up nearly 10 percent of the approximately 160 employees.

Gilead Sciences Announces 100 Percent Score on Human Rights Campaign 2018 Corporate Equality Index

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FOSTER CITY, Calif., November 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ — Gilead Sciences today announced that it has received a top score of 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) 2018 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking tool on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) employees. Organizations that have earned a 100 percent rating on the CEI have satisfied all criteria for that year and are recognized as a "Best Place to Work for LGBT Equality.”

JetBlue Named Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality

For a Sixth Year JetBlue Earns a Perfect '100' From the Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Annual Scorecard on LGBTQ Workplace Equality
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NEW YORK, November 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ – JetBlue (NASDAQ: JBLU), New York’s Hometown Airline™, is proud to announce the airline has once again earned a top score on the Corporate Equality Index, a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) workplace equality administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. In connection with its top ranking, JetBlue has earned the designation as one of the nation’s Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality for yet another year.

The Case for Hiring Veterans

In recognition of Veterans Day, BMS colleagues share how their military experience has helped shape their careers
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Editor's note: For Veterans Day, observed every year in the U.S. on November 11, BMS employees are sharing how their military experience has helped prepare them for successful careers and why hiring Veterans makes good business sense.

Curtis McDonald, Yeoman 3rd Class, U.S. Navy
It’s not uncommon to ask your co-workers about their career paths and learn that they may have worked previously in a similar role at another company or perhaps spent time in a different industry.

Three Quality of Lifehacks for Honoring Veterans in the Workplace

By: Quality of Lifehacks
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Every year on November 11, we honor those who have made sacrifices to serve our country in the military. Americans know this day as Veterans Day, and we honor those who have served and are still with us. In Canada it’s called Remembrance Day, and we honor those who have sacrificed their lives for their country.

This year, some offices are closed on Friday in honor of the holiday on Saturday. For those that remain open, it’s a great opportunity to recognize and honor the veterans who work alongside us.

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