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Sodexo and STEMconnector® Collaborate in “Advancing a Jobs-Driven Economy”

New book just released by STEMconnector® delivers educators, business and nonprofit leaders a powerful call to action
Press Release

GAITHERSBURG, Md., February 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ -  “Advancing a Jobs-Driven Economy,” a book released today in Phoenix and Washington by STEMconnector®, focuses on the employer-driven partnerships demanded by 21st century STEM education and workforce development. Amidst the total disruption in higher education, 62 education, business and nonprofit thought leaders share proven models that support the necessary STEM education and workforce development revolution.

Call to Action

Rules are Changing for Corporate Reputation Management, According to Sodexo 2015 Workplace Trends Report

Annual report identifies new developments that are redefining quality of life for workers nationwide
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GAITHERSBURG, Md., January, 28 2015 /3BL Media/ -  Employees and consumers are gaining greater influence over corporations’ behavior thanks to a surge in e-commerce and social sharing, according to Sodexo’s 2015 Workplace Trends Report, released today. A new form of public accountability, dubbed “Rateocracy,” is putting unprecedented pressure on companies to act transparently, highlighting one of the major shifts in how the workplace is changing in response to technology and cultural expectations.

Summer Jobs for Young People Decline Significantly, New JPMorgan Chase Report Reveals

Low-income youth and young people of color face diminished opportunities to gain work experience and skills, limiting potential for economic advancement
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New York, January 14, 2015 /3BL Media/ – A new JPMorgan Chase & Co. report released today reveals that only 46 percent of young people who applied for summer employment programs were enrolled in 2014. In the 14 major U.S. cities surveyed, local officials also project that tens of thousands of economically disadvantaged youths looking for jobs will not be able to find them during the upcoming summer months.

Keystone XL Pipeline's Gift: 42,000 jobs

Caterpillar CEO calls for the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline in Chicago Tribune
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The United States has climbed out of the great recession, but we need to keep creating good jobs. U.S. manufacturers are doing their part — hiring 740,000 additional workers since 2008 and paying nearly $25 per hour. They want to do even more.

U.S. manufacturers want construction of the Keystone XL pipeline to finally begin.

Most Hiring Processes Are Ineffective and Worse, Insulting

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Writer Jeff Haden recently posted an article on LinkedIn that shared his thoughts on why most hiring processes are ineffective. The article is no longer available, but I thought it had great merit and his insights provide some food-for-thought for companies that are pulling out the stops to hire great people.

Here are some highlights from his post. Enjoy.

How some companies drive away some of the best candidates:

1. They haven’t decided what they truly need.

U.S. Marines Prepare for Life after the Military with Bloomberg

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Active military personnel kept up with the markets while on duty in Yemen this summer courtesy of the Bloomberg Professional service. Marine Lieutenant Will Minor was stationed in Yemen when he connected with his college buddy Kevin Donahue of Sales to arrange access to the iconic news, analysis, and data network.

Fox Audience Strategy Sponsors Women of Inspiration Awards

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Fox Audience Strategy, which promotes diverse voices across 21st Century Fox's entertainment businesses, served as the presenting sponsor of the 5th annual WISE Los Angeles Women of Inspiration Awards on Thursday, November 20. Women in Sports and Events (WISE) is a leading professional resource for women in the sports business.
 

New Solutions Needed To Reintegrate A New Generation of Veterans

Summary: 
Since I started working with VetsBridge earlier this year, I’m constantly seeking information about how to help veterans return to their lives. I came upon this gem earlier this week from St. Louis on the Air highlighting the need for new solutions needed to reintegrate a new generation of veterans. Reporter Emma Brown identifies some real barriers to reintegration. Here are a few tidbits from the piece, but if you have the time, you should listen to the podcast or read the entire story. I learned a great deal about how much more we should be doing to help people returning from active service. - See more at: http://blog.vetsbridge.com/new-solutions-needed-to-reintegrate-a-new-gen...
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Since I started working with VetsBridge earlier this year, I’m constantly seeking information about how to help veterans return to their lives. I came upon this gem earlier this week from St. Louis on the Air highlighting the need for new solutions needed to reintegrate a new generation of veterans. Reporter Emma Brown identifies some real barriers to reintegration. Here are a few tidbits from the piece, but if you have the time, you should listen to the podcast or read the entire story. I learned a great deal about how much more we should be doing to help people returning from active service. - See more at: http://blog.vetsbridge.com/new-solutions-needed-to-reintegrate-a-new-gen...

Accenture Grants VSO US$3.5 Million to Equip People Across Africa with Job and Entrepreneurial Skills

Grant is part of Accenture’s Skills to Succeed corporate citizenship initiative
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LONDON, Oct. 3, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Accenture and VSO announced that Accenture and the Accenture Foundations have awarded VSO US$3.5 million to help the charity deliver job skills training to approximately 22,300 poor and disadvantaged people in Nigeria, Cambodia, Tanzania and Malawi.

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