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Fair Trade USA Founder & CEO Wins Ethical Corporation’s 2019 Business Leadership Award

Paul Rice recognized for nonprofit’s work to empower farmers and workers for more than 20 years
Press Release

OAKLAND, Calif., October 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ – Fair Trade USA®, the leading third-party certifier of fair trade products in North America, is proud to announce that its founder and CEO Paul Rice was honored with the Business Leader of the Year Award at Ethical Corporation’s 10th Responsible Business Awards 2019 – the world’s leading celebration of responsible business excellence.

Tetra Tech Recognizes Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2019: #BeCyberSmart

Staying cyber safe and keeping information secure at work and at home
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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month, and Tetra Tech is proud to be a cybersecurity champion and support this important online safety and education initiative. The cybersecurity and digital privacy of our employees and customers is vital to our operations. We invite you to #BeCyberSmart today and every day by joining us throughout October as we share proactive ways to stay safe online to protect yourself, your business, and your family.

Sodexo Ranks Best In Class* for the 15th Consecutive Year on the Prestigious Dow Jones Sustainability Index with Leading Scores in Labor Practices, Climate Strategy and Stakeholder Engagement.

Press Release

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Septembeer 26, 2019 /3BL Media/– Sodexo, a food services and facilities management company committed to improving Quality of Life, announced today that it has maintained its ranking as the top-rated company in its sector by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the 15th consecutive year.

Applications Now Open for Retail Revival Program in Austin

Small business owners in Austin can now apply to join eBay’s Retail Revival program.
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This fall, eBay is expanding its Retail Revival program to the Texas capital. Applications are now open for Austin small businesses to join Retail Revival, an innovative program designed to equip local retailers with the skills and training needed to thrive in our global marketplace. 

How Tunisia's Young Entrepreneurs Are Tackling the Country's Brain Drain

By Naomi Larsson Shares
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Since the Arab spring, in the face of high unemployment, 100,000 young people have left Tunisia. However, a growing number of startups and a culture of entrepreneurialism points to a brighter future for the country’s youth.

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Since the Arab spring, in the face of high unemployment, 100,000 young people have left Tunisia. However, a growing number of startups and a culture of entrepreneurialism points to a brighter future for the country’s youth.

More Renewable Energy Options Available Under Duke Energy’s Green Source Advantage

Summary: 
  • Allows large energy users to secure renewable energy from new facilities
  • 600 megawatts of new renewable energy capacity approved in N.C.
Press Release
  • Allows large energy users to secure renewable energy from new facilities
  • 600 megawatts of new renewable energy capacity approved in N.C.

eBay Store Provides Independence for the Blind and Visually Impaired

By: Chenda Ngak, eBay News Team
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Through its electronics business on eBay, the Blind Center of Nevada provides services for hundreds of blind and visually impaired residents within the greater Las Vegas area.

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Through its electronics business on eBay, the Blind Center of Nevada provides services for hundreds of blind and visually impaired residents within the greater Las Vegas area.

Turkish Restaurant Chain Breaking the Cycle of Poverty for Female Farmers

BigChefs is providing livelihood and mentorship opportunities for low income women producers in Turkey by engaging them as suppliers for its restaurant chain.
Press Release

Istanbul, Turkey, 4 July 2019 /3BL Media/ – Turkish hospitality company BigChefs, which endeavours to source its food and other products locally in Turkey, has joined Business Call to Action with a commitment to increase the number of its low income women agricultural producers to 80, and provide them with mentorship on issues like logistics, packaging and alike by 2021.  

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.

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