Month: May 2019

“Women of Color in Tech” Events Happening Now

Walker’s Legacy, a quarterly lecture series dedicated to furthering the interests of business women of color, is teaming up with Comcast and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund to sponsor a series of events highlighting women of color in tech. The lecture series will feature multicultural women who have successfully forged a career path in the […]

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Keeping Older Workers Safe A Growing Challenge for Employers

Older worker smiling on the job

The U.S. population is aging, and so is the American workforce. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one out of every five American workers today is currently over the age of 55. By 2020, that number will be closer to one in four. Further, while the overall rate of on-the-job injuries […]

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There’s Still Time to Apply for a FastTrac® Course

People learning in a FastTrac class

The NYC Department of Small Business Services is sponsoring a series of free entrepreneurial training courses for minority and women-owned business in the five boroughs of New York. Known as FastTrac®, the series features courses aimed at both emerging and established businesses with the goal of helping them reach their next level of success. FastTrac® […]

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The City of Memphis and FedEx Partner to Help MWBEs

Memphis Skyline

The city of Memphis, Tennessee, is joining forces with FedEx and several other public/private partners to offer 75 black entrepreneurs in the region help in growing their businesses. The partners in the initiative include FedEx, Regions Bank, and the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City,an organization that promotes urban prosperity throughout the United States. The […]

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#MySafeSummerJob Helps Keep Young Workers Safe

#MySafeSummerJob helps keep teens like this young girl safe

It’s mid-May, and young people all over the country are starting to flock to various workplaces looking for summer jobs. Many have already secured employment, while others are still searching for the perfect gig. But since young people are typically more concerned about making money than they are about whether a workplace is safe, many […]

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