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Recruiting Employees with Disabilities

By: Carol Glazer and Howard Green
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For the 57 million Americans living with disabilities, the largest barrier to Quality of Life is finding employment. There are 30 million Americans with disabilities of working age but  only 20 percent of them participate in the workforce.

The barriers to employment usually stem from stigma about what individuals with disabilities can achieve and contribute to the workforce. A survey that we worked on with PwC found that many people try to hide their disability out of fear that stigma will keep them from getting a job or limit their job options.

Representation and Celebration: Bloomberg Recognizes Black History Month

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A diverse workforce and open culture are at the heart of our company and vital to our success. At Bloomberg, we recognize the positive impact African Americans have on our business and our world.

To celebrate Black History Month, New York-based illustrator Daniel Fishel created six original pieces of artwork inspired by themes of inclusion, community and representation from a Black perspective. The same values we are proud to put on display at Bloomberg.

Education & Opportunity in Indian Country

Tom Brooks, Vice President, External & Legislative Affairs, AT&T
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November marks Native American Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the diverse cultures, traditions and histories of Native Americans, as well as the important contributions of Native people to our communities and country. This month also presents the opportunity to raise awareness about the unique challenges Native Americans face.

Promise and Challenge in Ending America’s Dropout Epidemic

By Nicole Anderson, AVP of Social Innovation at AT&T, and John Bridgeland, former director of the White House Domestic Policy Council
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We have seen the narrative too many times. Goals are set, initiatives are launched, and deadlines come and go without much progress. Problems are thought to be chronically unfixable and inertia sets in. Not this time.

Aramark Employees Mobilize to Improve the Health of Families in Communities Around the World

Annual day of service activates commitment with American Heart Association to improve the health of Americans 20 percent by 2020
Press Release

PHILADELPHIA, September 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ – As part of Aramark’s ongoing commitment to health and wellness, company associates are uniting today to inspire families worldwide to make healthy food, nutrition and lifestyle choices.  Aramark Building Community Day (ABC Day), the company’s global day of service, which takes place each September, is one demonstration of the year-round dedication of Aramark employees to strengthening local communities.

2016 GBCHealth Business Action on Health Awards Open Round Two of Categories

Applications are now open for the 2016 GBCHealth Business Action on Health Awards in the categories of: Partnerships for Global Health, Community Programs—Focus on Global Health Security, and Workforce & Workplace Engagement.
Press Release

June 17, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The GBCHealth Business Action on Health Awards honor companies that exemplify a spirit of innovation and dedication to outstanding achievements in global health. GBCHealth is pleased to announce that the application process is now open for three additional categories of the 2016 Business Action on Health Awards. For-profit companies are eligible to apply for an award in the following categories:

JPMorgan Chase Announces $4 Million to Prepare Detroit Students for High-Demand Jobs

Grant to United Way for Southeastern Michigan will expand economic opportunity for the city’s young people by aligning education with career pathways in growing sectors
Press Release

DETROIT, June 1, 2016 /3BL Media/ – JPMorgan Chase & Co. today announced $4 million to expand young people’s access to economic opportunity in Detroit. Building on the firm’s $100 million commitment to Detroit’s economic recovery, this three-year grant is designed to increase dramatically the number of young people graduating from the city’s high schools with opportunities to secure well-paying, high-demand jobs.

Avista Engages Young Women in Pizza, Pop and Power Tools Career Event

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Recently, Avista participated in a local event called Pizza, Pop and Power Tools aimed at engaging young women in middle school and helping them explore different apprentice, technical and trade career paths. At the event, nearly 200 attendees experienced hands-on projects related to a particular trade. In addition to topics including carpentry, welding, equipment operation and more, Avista’s teams represented and introduced students to the Avista Line School, natural gas operations and meter operations.

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