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Can Job Training Close the 'Opportunity Divide' Post-Pandemic?

Words by Mary Mazzoni
Article

Roughly one in five U.S. workers are collecting unemployment benefits, and as coronavirus case numbers surge across the country, job prospects seem slim for many.

U.S. Cities Need a New Vision For Affordable Housing - And Business Can Help

Words by Grant Whittington
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Nearly 50 million Americans have filed for unemployment as governments impose stay-at-home orders to slow the spread of the new coronavirus. While the number of cost-burdened renters reaches near record highs and the supply of low-cost rentals dips to all-time lows, the need for affordable housing is more urgent than ever.

To Drive Financial Inclusion, Businesses and Nonprofits Must Come Together, Says This Executive

Words by Amy Brown
Article

For Theresa Bedeau, senior manager for community development banking at Capital One, the racial wealth gap is not some distant concept — it’s personal. 

Fight Homelessness By Bridging the Gap Between Shelter and Housing

Words by Nithin Coca
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The U.S. has a shortage of around 7 million affordable housing units for renters whose household incomes fall below the poverty line, according to the National Low Income Housing Coalition. As Americans struggle to find affordable housing, homelessness is on the rise across the country. On any given night, more than 560,000 Americans find themselves homeless, per a 2019 point-in-time count.

Capital One Jumps 30 Spots in Best Adoption-Friendly Workplace Ranking

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption ranks Top 100 employers annually
Blog

Each year the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption recognizes the nation’s employers that offer the best adoption benefits to employees.

This year, Capital One jumped 30 spots on the list to take over as the #2 company in the country. Today we share the story they submitted from a family grateful for the benefits that allowed them to expand their family.

After an 11-year journey, in 2016 Jeff Fulford, Compliance Advisor Senior Manager, and his wife adopted daughters, Anna and Fei-Fei, from China.

Demand for Digital Skills Increases in Middle-Skill Job Market

Research from Burning Glass Technologies and Capital One finds digital skills open doorways for workers
Press Release

BOSTON, September 20, 2017 /3BL Media/ - Eight in ten middle-skill job postings now demand digital skills, a four-point increase over the last two years, according to new research conducted by Burning Glass Technologies for Capital One.

Middle-skill jobs, defined as those that pay a living wage and don’t require a bachelor’s degree, have always provided a pathway into the middle class for workers.

Capital One’s C1 Coders Program Creates Excitement and Opportunity for STEM Careers

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MCLEAN, Va., December 16, 2016 /3BL Media/ - As part of Capital One’s ongoing efforts to help students develop a greater interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), Capital One hosted a closing event for the Capital One C1 Coders program in McLean, VA, on Thursday, December 15th.

For the past 10 weeks, 1,000 sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students across the country have been learning about software engineering alongside Capital One associates, with the final project of developing their own unique apps using MIT University’s App Inventor 2.

To Help Increase Adoption of Online Banking Among Older Adults, Capital One, Grovo and OATS Launch ‘Ready, Set, Bank: Online Banking Made Easy’

New educational program offers free video-based training on everything from depositing checks on mobile devices to making transfers to friends and family
Press Release

 

NEW YORK, August 4, 2016 /3BL Media/ To help support increased online banking usage among older adults, Capital One Financial Corp. partnered with Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) -- a nonprofit that helps older adults develop technology skills -- and workplace learning innovator Grovo to launch ‘Ready, Set, Bank: Online Banking Made Easy’, a new educational program designed to help older adults access the benefits of online and mobile banking.

Easter Seals Serving DC|MD|VA Announces $1 Million Grant from Capital One to Veteran Staffing Network

Investment Will Ensure Employment Coaching and Placement for Thousands of Veterans
Press Release

July 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Easter Seals Serving DC|MD|VA today announced that its Veteran Staffing Network (VSN) will receive a $1 million grant from Capital One, the program’s Founding Social Impact Partner.

NYU Furman Center and Capital One Report: Renter Population Growing in Nation’s Largest Metro Areas While More Renters Struggle to Find Affordable Housing

NYU Furman Center and Capital One announce findings of National Affordable Rental Housing Landscape highlighting rental housing trends in America’s largest metro areas
Press Release

March 9, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The renter population grew in both central city and suburban areas while more renters struggled to find affordable housing in the 11 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S., according to the newly-released NYU Furman Center/Capital One National Affordable Rental Housing Landscape report.

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