I’m a voracious reader. I seek out good news stories and these days they’re hard to find. So when I come upon a newspaper article that is all about helping others, I like to share the wealth with others who want a break from all the bad news that peppers our media.
Johnson Controls providing summer jobs for urban youth for ninth consecutive year
MILWAUKEE, July 10, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company, is kicking off the 2014 Conservation Leadership Corps (CLC) that will provide 48 Milwaukee area high school students real world job experiences. CLC is a paid summer jobs program that was created and is sponsored by Johnson Controls in partnership with the Student Conservation Association (SCA) and Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board (MAWIB) who manage the program.
Grant is part of Accenture’s Skills to Succeed corporate citizenship initiative
SHANGHAI, China, May 14, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Accenture and Save the Children today announced that Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded Save the Children an additional US$3.2 million to build upon Accenture-supported projects in China that create job skills training and placement opportunities for disadvantaged and at-risk young people.
Coalition grows to 154 companies; Launches portal to help military spouses find jobs
Washington, May 8, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Companies in the 100,000 Jobs Mission hired a total of 140,832 U.S. military veterans through the first quarter of 2014 – putting the coalition well on the way to beat its doubled goal of hiring 200,000 by 2020.
A total of 143 additional companies have joined the initiative since its launch by 11 companies in 2011.
Sharing best practices
The companies met in Washington, D.C. yesterday to share best practices and discuss some of the challenges impacting veteran and military spouse employment.
Brussels, April 8th, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Junior Achievement – Young Enterprise (JA-YE) Europe, Member of JA Worldwide®, welcomes Jo Deblaere, Accenture’s chief operating officer and group chief executive—Europe, as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr Deblaere served as a member of our Board of Directors for the last two years. His appointment underscores Accenture’s longstanding commitment to Junior Achievement in Europe and around the world.
(3BL Media/Justmeans) - President Obama would like to create more jobs for American workers. One way he is attempting to do that is by negotiating more free trade agreements. Apparently he didn’t learn anything from Bill Clinton, who pushed through the disastrous NAFTA trade bill and several others like it. Twenty years later, the consensus seems to be that NAFTA was good for corporations, but bad for jobs.