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'Practicing What They Preach': A Look Inside Koch's Second-Chance Hiring Efforts

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Monica Stopczynski was hiring for an open manufacturing position at Koch Industries when she found a young man whose job skills and enthusiastic attitude made him a perfect fit. She made him an offer and set up a routine background check. That’s when the rosy scenario dimmed.

“I could feel his energy just drain out of our conversation,” recalls Monica, a talent solutions recruiter for Koch. “He said, ‘I’ve been down this road before with other companies.’”

Building a Pipeline of Diverse Talent at Qualcomm

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We are committed to continuously building a pipeline of diverse talent.

Qualcomm actively seeks and recruits diverse candidates for positions at the company. Diverse teams, built around different perspectives, experiences and skill sets, fuel creativity and innovation. We’re developing leaders and shaping future talent pools to help us meet the needs of our diverse customers worldwide. This means we’re taking a broad approach to finding diverse candidates.

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Employee Spotlight: “AAPI Heritage Month Is Important To Me Because I Believe Representation Matters”

By Jason Adams
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In recognition of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI) in May, we asked Communications & Community Engagement senior specialist Melissa Jividan to tell us why her personal experience of being an Asian American at T‑Mobile is one of the many reasons she loves promoting the brand on the company’s Careers social channels.

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In recognition of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPI) in May, we asked Communications & Community Engagement senior specialist Melissa Jividan to tell us why her personal experience of being an Asian American at T‑Mobile is one of the many reasons she loves promoting the brand on the company’s Careers social channels.

Yum! Brands and the University of Louisville Announce First-of-its-Kind Education and Research Center to Unlock Opportunities in Franchising for Underrepresented People of Color and Women

Yum! Center for Global Franchise Excellence to create globally scalable program to educate and support entrepreneurs and advance franchising industry
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LOUISVILLE, Ky., June 1, 2021 /3BL Media/ – Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM) and the University of Louisville today announced the launch of the Yum! Center for Global Franchise Excellence. The Center will feature the first business program of its kind at a public university to provide existing and potential franchisees multiple levels of online education focused on the franchising model across industries. In addition, the Yum!

How Speaking up, Listening Well and Reaching Out Is Creating Opportunities for AAPI Community

Martha Ha and Jon de Csepel explain how Medtronic is supporting the AAPI community
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In this episode of the MedtronicTalks podcast, Martha Ha, chief privacy officer and chief counsel of corporate governance, and Jon de Csepel, CMO, vice president, medical affairs of the Americas, explain how the company is reaching out to employees of Asia and Pacific Island and helping them to understand how to better work within the corporate culture.

United Airlines Helped This Trans Flight Attendant Find Her Voice

"My ultimate goal was to be able to come out and do it safely and comfortably and confidently."
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“I was familiar with United’s policies and how inclusive they are, and United’s business resource group for LGBTQ+ employees, EQUAL,” Scott acknowledges. “Flight attendants are loving and caring and so there for each other, and it was at that point I knew if I’m going to come out I’m going to do it as a flight attendant for United.”

 

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Fifth Third Business Resource Groups Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

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Fifth Third Bank actively promotes inclusion and diversity through 64 regional business resource groups overseen by inclusion councils in each of the Bank’s 13 regions and through eight virtual Enterprise business resource groups led by Enterprise committee executives. More than 3,700 employees take part in the in-person regional BRGs.

Honoring AAPI Month

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Asian hate crime has increased ten times since Covid-19 reared its ugly head, with racism and extreme violence threatening the lives of many members of the AAPI community (Asian American and Pacific Islander).

Asian Americans claim to have been targeted more than a staggering 500 times in the last two months, according to Stop AAPI Hate, a coalition that tracks violence and harassment against the community.

It has released data highlighting the number of incidents reported, which surged from 3,795 to 6,603 in March of this year alone.

Connecting, Speaking Out, Taking Action: Asian Pacific American Heritage Month at Booz Allen

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The nonprofit group Stop AAPI Hate received 6,603 reports of incidents against Asian American and Pacific Islander communities from March 2020 to March 2021. This is an 78% increase over the previous 12 months of events ranging from verbal harassment and shunning to civil rights violations and acts of violence like the killing of eight people in Atlanta in March. 

How to Empower the Next, Diverse Generation of Inventors

By Janell N. Catlin and Vicki Mealer-Burke
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For those who cultivate innovation and invention, it is our responsibility to provide opportunity for those historically marginalized. Our society must take the harsh realizations uncovered by the pandemic and use them to fuel ambition and drive, to ensure access and opportunity for every student.

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