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After Searching, Veteran Found a Home at Duke Energy

Ex-Marine from Ohio is training to become a lineworker
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Wayne Hambrick worked a couple of jobs after a back injury ended his career in the Marines. But he hadn’t found what he was looking for – until he got a position working outside in sometimes difficult conditions with long hours.

Hambrick joined the Marines when he was 21. It happened to be a natural fit, with plenty of his relatives having served in the military, including a grandfather who was a POW in Korea.

Walmart Announces New Focus on Hiring Military Spouses

The Military Spouse Career Connection aims to turn jobs into careers
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BENTONVILLE, Ark., November 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Walmart today announced it will give hiring preference to military spouses, becoming the largest U.S. company to make such a commitment. The Military Spouse Career Connection, a new initiative by Walmart to recruit and hire military spouses, complements the 2013 Veterans Welcome Home commitment, enhanced in 2015, to hire 250,000 military veterans by 2020, a goal it is on track to surpass next year.

Responsible Business Alliance Initiative Launched to Advance Worker Well-Being

Initiative Aims to Improve Global Health and Wellness of Workers in Manufacturing Supply Chains
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ALEXANDRIA, Va., November 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ - The Responsible Business Alliance (RBA), a nonprofit coalition of leading companies dedicated to improving social, environmental and ethical conditions in their global supply chains, announced a new initiative to advance work-life wellness in the manufacturing sector. The initiative officially launched in Q3 and was recently announced at the RBA’s annual conference, Responsible Business 2018, in Santa Clara, California.

FCA US Achieves Gold Medallion Certification for Efforts to Recruit, Employ and Retain the Nation’s Veterans

Summary: 
  • FCA US recognized under federal Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act (HIRE)
  • “Company demonstrated a model of patriotism worthy of praise as well as a recognition of the value veterans bring to the workplace”
  • HIRE medallion certification is the only veteran hiring award issued by the U.S. government
  • Company was the only automaker to achieve HIRE medallion certification in 2018
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  • FCA US recognized under federal Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act (HIRE)
  • “Company demonstrated a model of patriotism worthy of praise as well as a recognition of the value veterans bring to the workplace”
  • HIRE medallion certification is the only veteran hiring award issued by the U.S. government
  • Company was the only automaker to achieve HIRE medallion certification in 2018

How Our Veterans Energize National Grid

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By Dean Seavers

Two years ago I sat down for a Veterans Day breakfast with about 100 National Grid employees who had served in the US Armed Forces. I was struck by two insights that morning that spoke to the wisdom of hiring veterans.

The first was that an employee from Buffalo drove halfway through the night to attend the 8AM breakfast in Boston – and was one of the first to arrive. She said there was no way she’d miss getting together with her fellow veterans.

Companies Leading in Disability Inclusion Have Outperformed Peers, Accenture Research Finds

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NEW YORK, November 5, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Companies that embrace best practices for employing and supporting more persons with disabilities in their workforces have outperformed their peers, according to a new research report from Accenture (NYSE: ACN) in partnership with Disability:IN and the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).
 

FCA US Offers Employees, Families Personalized Support and a Digital Tool to Better Manage Critical Gaps in Diabetes Care

Summary: 
  • Pilot program features a digital glucometer with real-time alerts and connections to health care professionals
  • Program provided at no charge to salaried employees, retirees and covered dependents
  • Represents latest innovation by award-winning employee health and wellness team
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  • Pilot program features a digital glucometer with real-time alerts and connections to health care professionals
  • Program provided at no charge to salaried employees, retirees and covered dependents
  • Represents latest innovation by award-winning employee health and wellness team

You Don’t Have to Wait to Be Successful: How Astellas Supported my Professional Growth as a Working Mother

Heidi McCabe, Professional Sales Representative at Astellas
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After being out of the workforce for a decade to raise my five children, I re-joined the professional world at Astellas as a Professional Sales Representative. Worried that I had been out of the workplace rhythm too long, I was consumed with self-doubt about my professional performance capabilities. I felt guilt that my re-entry into the professional world would take time and attention away from my family. I was confident that I had mastered the mom role, but I was apprehensive about how my skills of running a busy household would translate to a professional job.

Quick Consult: Innovative Tactics to Drive Employee Recruitment

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Quick Consult is a series where members of our team share insights into questions and topics we hear are top of mind for pro bono practitioners at all stages. Jess Hammerman, a Senior Consultant & Market Lead in Taproot’s Advisory Services practice, provides a few tips to support employee recruitment. Check out Jess’ advice below.

"We’ve been struggling to recruit employees for our pro bono program. What can we do?"

Merck Commits to Disability Inclusion, Joining ILO Global Business and Disability Network

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We are honored to join the ILO Global Business and Disability Network. Ensuring Merck is a place where everyone of all abilities can thrive and develop is a top priority for us. We’re proud to join this wonderful organization.

Click here to learn more about Diversity at Merck.

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