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Retail Revival: Empowering Small Businesses, Adding New Jobs in Baton Rouge

eBay reinvigorates small businesses and spurs job creation by expanding programs into Louisiana’s capital city.
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By: Steve Wymer, Senior Vice President & Chief Communications Officer and Chair, eBay Foundation

Baton Rouge is rising. Home to advanced manufacturing, a growing array of professional services, world-class engineering, and a truly entrepreneurial spirit; the city stands out as a place of opportunity. This foundation for economic growth is immersed in a dynamic and diverse culture where the extraordinary cuisine and art is matched only by the incredibly friendly nature of Baton Rouge’s residents. It’s exactly the kind of place eBay wants to be.

Solving the Skills Gap With Second-Chance Hiring

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Each year, approximately 700,000 people finish their time in prison and reenter communities across the United States. They are seeking a second chance – perhaps even their first – to contribute to society, improve their lives, and help others. At the same time, there is a massive skills gap – 7 million open jobs, just waiting for people with the matching knowledge and experience.

Criminal Justice Reform: 7 Things to Know About the Latest Re-Entry Research

The latest Safe Streets & Second Chances research provides an inside look at the challenges and successes of people from across the country who are re-entering communities
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As many as 10,000 people are released from prisons each week across the United States, but their experiences can vary dramatically. They face many barriers to success, from maintaining resilient support systems to securing identification, housing, and employment.

Sustainability of Cotton: A United Effort

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Garry Bell, VP Corporate Marketing and Communications talks about the increasing collaboration among farmers, cotton associations, government and brands to continuously improve the footprint of growing cotton. 

Q: Do you feel that cotton is a more sustainable resource vs. synthetic fibers?

National Grid Celebrates Lineworker Appreciation Day

Company’s electricity field force maintains service for more than 10 million people, goes above and beyond to assist those in need
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July 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ – National Grid’s electricity field force is a special group of people who perform extraordinary work in some of the toughest conditions. Their unwavering level of commitment to our customers – combined with their willingness to go above and beyond – make us proud to once again celebrate National Lineworker Appreciation Day on July 10. 
 

An Olympic Homecoming: In 2021, IOC Session Returns to Athens, Where Olympic Legacy Stands Tall

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The Olympic Games Athens 2004 were considered a “homecoming”: Greece was the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games and host of the inaugural Olympic Games of the modern era in 1896. Despite challenges related to the post-Games use of some of the Olympic venues, the Games did not disappoint their hosts: they created wide-ranging benefits, which the Greek capital enjoys to this day.  

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The Olympic Games Athens 2004 were considered a “homecoming”: Greece was the birthplace of the ancient Olympic Games and host of the inaugural Olympic Games of the modern era in 1896. Despite challenges related to the post-Games use of some of the Olympic venues, the Games did not disappoint their hosts: they created wide-ranging benefits, which the Greek capital enjoys to this day.  

STEM-focused Kindergarten Sponsored by Lockheed Martin Opens in Jerusalem

"The new MadaKids kindergartens will nurture the young children and inspire them to become the engineers and entrepreneurs of the future," said Mayor of Jerusalem Moshe Leon.
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By Jerusalem Post Staff

U.S. defense and aerospace company Lockheed Martin has opened a kindergarten in Jerusalem which aims to "inspire young Israeli students to take an active interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics," according to a Lockheed Martin press release. 

The "MadaKids" Science Kindergarten is part of the MadaKids program which started in 2015. Lockheed Martin has supported the project since its inception and is now supporting an after-school STEM enrichment program in addition.

Tech Companies Lead the Way in Hiring People with Autism: What Can We Learn From Them?

Words By Laura Wise
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This article series is sponsored by DXC Technology and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

Business Contributions to Inclusive Growth: Lessons from Israel

Words by Amy Brown
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This article series is sponsored by Maala and produced by the TriplePundit editorial team.

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