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.
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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
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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.

Building Our Software-Centric Workforce

By John Donovan, Chief Strategy Officer and Group President, AT&T Technology and Operations

Retraining and reskilling your workforce is daunting – even for a startup with a handful of employees. When you’re a nearly 140-year old company with more than 280,000 employees globally, it can seem impossible.

Good and Growing Middle-Skill Jobs Exclude Women, New Report Shows

To narrow the wage gap, women need greater access to well-paying jobs in key growth sectors
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WASHINGTON, D.C., March 24, 2016 /3BL Media/ — Women hold only a third of positions in growing middle-skill jobs that pay at least $35,000 or as much as $102,000 per year, according to a new report by the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR).

JPMorgan Chase Releases Second Report Examining Ways to Strengthen Detroit’s Workforce Systems

Report will help Detroit Workforce Development Board and other private and public efforts to remove barriers and expand opportunities for local job seekers and employers
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DETROIT, March 23, 2016 /3BL Media/– JPMorgan Chase & Co. and the Corporation for a Skilled Workforce (CSW) today released the second report of a two-part series that examines the state of Detroit’s workforce development system. The report identifies specific opportunities for the city’s workforce infrastructure, funding, organizations and programs to work together to help job seekers and employers.

JPMorgan Chase Awards $1 Million to Small Business and Workforce Programs in New Orleans

Raises bank’s giving total in Louisiana to $36 million since 2005
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NEW ORLEANS, March 22, 2016 /3BL Media/ - JPMorgan Chase & Co. today announced $1 million in new philanthropic support to spur the growth of small businesses and help more New Orleanians find better jobs through improved workforce training.

The firm will be supporting nonprofits that have a history of effective programming in these areas that are critical to promoting more inclusive economic opportunity, including Broad Community Connections, the OC Haley Business and Merchants Association, the Good Work Network, the Data Center and GNO Inc.

To Mentor or Be Mentored: Everyone in the Workplace Has Something to Teach


A recent survey of 1,000 millennials by Zeno Group found that while millennial women highly value mentorship, only 60 percent of them have mentors; and those who had them were more likely to believe they were on track to achieve their professional goals.

Digital You Evolving to Enhance Online Experience

By Andrea Brands, Director, Consumer Safety and Education, AT&T

Over the years, many of us at AT&T have been involved in efforts to help people learn more about how to get the most out of technology, whether it is training older adults to use their first smartphone or teaching students how to handle cyberbullying. Last year, we had the exciting opportunity to launch Digital You, a new, comprehensive AT&T program that offers tools, tips, apps, guidance and events for people of all ages and levels of online experience to learn more about how to have a safe and secure online experience.

Investing in Homeboy Industries for a Sustainable Future

By Ken McNeely, President, AT&T California

The need to develop a skilled workforce and sustainable economy have never been more critical. Employers competing in the innovation economy require workers with technical and specialized skills. At the same time, we face growing environmental challenges that require us all to play a role in protecting our natural resources and creating a more sustainable future.


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