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Supporting Reintegration of U.S. Veterans into the Civilian Workforce

Walmart's Global Responsibility Report 2016
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Sam Walton, founder of Walmart, served as an Army captain during World War II, and he used his Army savings as the initial capital to open his first store. Like Mr. Walton, veterans offer important strengths to our communities, such as a strong work ethic, technical skills and leadership capabilities, to name a few. But transitioning from the military to civilian life can be difficult. Despite the wealth of resources and opportunities available to veterans, some remain vulnerable to financial, employment, relationship and legal challenges as they return home from service.

Reshaping Federal Training | The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership

Walmart's Global Responsibility Report 2016
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In the U.S., most federal funds for workforce training are distributed through a network of 600 regional workforce investment boards (WIBs). But these funds are rarely invested in training or upskilling for the retail sector.

Sustainability Strategist Steven Kooy Joins SCS Global Services

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SCS Global Services (SCS), a trusted leader in third-party certification of environmental and sustainability achievements, is pleased to welcome Steven Kooy as its new Director of Sales and Marketing for Environmental Certification Services. In this role, he will help the company expand its reach as one of the dominant international third-party certifiers of green building products, furniture, textiles, conflict-free minerals and metals, environmental and health product declarations.

The Costa Crociere Foundation Lanches 6 New Social Betterment and Marine Environmental Projects

Five new initiatives offering assistance to women, and educational and employment opportunities to disadvantaged youth from all over Italy.
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GENOA, July 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ The Costa Crociere Foundation (www.costa-crociere-foundation.com) has concluded the annual selection process reserved for Italian non-profit organizations and has chosen six new social betterment and marine environmental protection projects for funding.

A Star-Studded Lineup Comes Together to Inspire High School And College Students at a New Internship Program in NYC

Students looking to boost their career preparation are invited to engage with leaders in music, film, media, sports and more Wednesdays this summer at Samsung 837.
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NEW YORK, July 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Samsung Electronics America is redesigning the summer internship. Bypassing work plans and coffee runs, the Mini-Internship is a shortcut to one of the key benefits of a traditional program – access to industry leaders. Hosted at Samsung 837, a digital playground in the heart of the Meatpacking District, the series will feature speakers like Academy Award-winning director Ang Lee, Iron Chef David Burke and NBC’s Today show host Billy Bush.

Majority of Salmon in BC Farmed in Partnership with First Nations

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Salmon farming in British Columbia is worth more than one billion dollars to the provincial economy and results in over 5,000 well paying, year-round jobs. The majority of this economic impact is seen in rural coastal British Columbia, particularly in First Nations communities.

CBRE Workplace Strategies: The role of CRE in Corporate Health & Wellness

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CBRE, in partnership with CoreNet Global, recently conducted a survey to query Corporate Real Estate (CRE) executives on the development of health and wellness initiatives in their respective corporations.

According to the results, the importance of employee health and wellness is rising in the workplace: 89 percent of the organizations responding reported giving some level of attention to the growing trend.

The Politics of Energy: Change or Be Changed

How Clean Energy Can Save the Economy
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by Carole Laible, Chief Executive Officer, Domini Social Investments

Human nature often resists change. We struggle with moving from familiar surroundings to new, unknown territories. Yet, when it comes to the greatest single challenge we face today, our resistance to change will surely cause massive, uncontrollable, and unforeseeable changes.

Daimler | Building Bridges

Since November 2015, Mercedes-Benz has been offering 'bridge internships' that are designed to help refugees and asylum seekers enter the German labor market.
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They come from Syria, Afghanistan, Eritrea, Nigeria, Gambia, Pakistan, and Iraq. Some of them fled their homeland only recently, while others applied for asylum in Germany quite some time ago. Now they are all here, in Stuttgart-Untertürkheim — 39 men and one woman thrown together from different cultures, but all of them with a common goal: They want to work in a country whose language, culture, and working world they barely know — or at least not yet because starting today, November 9, 2015, that’s all going to change.

Meet a Supplier: Dr. Puri and the Society for Child Development

Walmart helps suppliers see the possibilities for new business opportunities
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One of our suppliers in India, a nonprofit called Society for Child Development (SCD), founded by Dr. Madhumita Puri, had been working on recycling waste through a “Trash to Cash” program. SCD’s approach helps differently abled women and men earn a dignified livelihood through converting waste into products. In India, one notable source of waste comes from the flowers used at temples, which are then discarded. SCD helps collect these flowers every morning, after which they are sorted, cleaned, dried, powdered and turned into a product for the Indian festival of colors called Holi. Dr.

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