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Walmart Outlines 2017 Goals for American Job Growth and Community Investment

34,000 jobs, training for over 225,000 associates and grants for innovation in textile manufacturing
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WASHINGTON, January 18, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer with nearly 1.5 million associates in the U.S., today will discuss company plans to create American jobs and invest in local communities across the country. The investments in the coming year will support an estimated 34,000 jobs through continued expansion and improvement in the company’s store network, as well as e-commerce services, while providing specialty training for more than 225,000 of the company’s frontline associates. The company and the Walmart Foundation, in conjunction with The U.S.

Wages and Benefits on the Rise in Food Industry - The Minute

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Headhunters are offering higher pay, more weeks of vacation and more paid days off, and bonuses to prospective employees. That’s not unusual. What’s different is to whom the recruiters are making these offers: fast food workers. Today’s tight job market has resulted in better benefits for food service workers, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.

At the end of last year, the US unemployment rate reached a nine-year low of 4.7%, resulting in a record 113% annual turnover for restaurant workers as they moved around to take advantage of competitive employment terms.

Orlando Ashford Named Chair of The Executive Leadership Council

Holland America Line president leads prestigious Fortune 1000 and Global 500 senior executive leadership organization
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WASHINGTON, D.C., January 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Orlando D. Ashford, president of Holland America Line in Seattle, Wash., has been elected chair of The Executive Leadership Council (ELC), the pre-eminent national organization composed of current and former black CEOs, senior executives, entrepreneurs, global thought leaders and board members of Fortune 1000 and equivalent companies. The focus of the organization is the development of a pipeline of global black executives for C-suites, corporate boards and global enterprises to leverage the full power of diversity and inclusion.

Deloitte CEO Cathy Engelbert: Yes, Women Can Have It All

Fortune | Most Powerful Women
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Cathy Engelbert is the chief executive of a 75,000 person company yet still manages to attend most of her teenage daughter's lacrosse games.

Human Rights Campaign Foundation Honors Ingersoll Rand with Perfect Score on 2017 Corporate Equality Index

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DAVIDSON, N.C., December 20, 2016, /3BL Media/ - The Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC) awarded Ingersoll Rand (NYSE:IR), a world leader in creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments, a perfect score of 100 percent in workplace equality on its 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI). In the past year, Ingersoll Rand increased its CEI score from 90 percent to 100 percent.

Subaru Earns Top Marks in 2017 Corporate Equality Index

Subaru of America, Inc. Earns 100 percent on Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Fourteenth Annual Scorecard on LGBT Workplace Equality
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Cherry Hill, NJ, December 20, 2016/3BL Media/ – Subaru of America, Inc. proudly announced today that it received a perfect score of 100 percent on the 2017 Corporate Equality Index (CEI), a national benchmarking survey and report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBT workplace equality, administered by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation.  Subaru joins the ranks of 517 major U.S. businesses which also earned top marks this year.

When a Second Chance at Education Changes Your Life

By Heather Seuell GEDWorks graduate
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Sometimes opportunity flashes at the most unexpected times. Like earlier this year, when I happened to look over my husband’s shoulder and noticed an advertisement that has already changed the course of my life.

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Sometimes opportunity flashes at the most unexpected times. Like earlier this year, when I happened to look over my husband’s shoulder and noticed an advertisement that has already changed the course of my life.

Nestlé in the U.S. Committed to Implementing Responsible Sourcing

Supplier Diversity
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Nestlé in the U.S. is committed to establishing and growing successful business relationships with qualified and certified diverse suppliers that reflect the gender, cultural and ethnic diversity of the consumers we serve. Our sourcing environment includes small businesses that are women-, minority- and veteranowned. Our strategy for engaging the best of these suppliers revolves around continual outreach and education, cultivating relationships and inclusion of in-country events.

MGM National Harbor Champions Diversity and Community Commitment as a Leading New Employer in the Capital Region

Resort Casino injects Prince George’s County with $320 million in spending with Minority Business Enterprises; hires diverse local residents to fill 4,000 new jobs; donates over $1 million to local charities
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NATIONAL HARBOR, Md., December 7, 2016 /3BL Media/ – MGM National Harbor announces that it has met and exceeded all of its commitments to Prince George’s County, Md. under the Community Benefits Agreement. The luxury casino resort, set to open on December 8, has hired 48 percent of its 4,000 employees from the County and donated more than $1 million to local organizations. Workforce development, economic inclusion, philanthropy, and community engagement have been integral to the resort’s success as a transformational project in the Capital Region.

Starting a New Conversation for Women

Catherine Engelbert, CEO of Deloitte LLP, was recently featured in Time Magazine
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I’ve been fortunate in life to benefit from family, educators, work colleagues and a set of mentors and sponsors, all of whom did not hesitate to offer and support me with every opportunity to achieve what I set out to do. Far too many today are not so fortunate.

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