There are a lot of great opportunities these days for workers who want to drive their own success forward. Our back to work rhode island channel in groups is one such case - about $40mm of education grants lined up to help upskilll and companies line up to hire the grads - its awesome.
if you arent in Rhode Island - heres one I just read about. 1000 Scholarships usable for 2 years. Check it out! The future of work can be great for you - but you (and I , everyone) will need to keep upskilling to keep on the most-wanted list for employers! #scholarship #education #upskilling #reskilling #training #StrongerTogether
Congratulations to President-elect Biden and to our historic Vice-President-elect Harris. Let’s now ALL work to bring this country back together so we can attain the success Americans are so capable and deserving of achieving when we embrace “united we stand”. #StrongerTogether Onwards and upwards
You may have seen my interviews, op-eds, and advocacy for workers. You may also have seen how we have raised funds and hired new leadership. If you wonder how our values transcend - look no further than this great op-ed by our great CFO @Beth Clymer. We are so proud to have her partnership/leadership and so excited about how we keep attracting amazingly talented people that are dedicated to working to advocate for, and empower YOU! #StrongerTogether #advocacy #stakeholders
Some thoughts on who to pull the lever for up and down the ballot that our friends at Fast Company were kind enough to print this morning... #strongertogether #workervalue #stakeholdercapitalism #election https://www.fastcompany.com/90571114/im-a-ceo-and-i-believe-we-should-hire-political-candidates-based-on-these-3-factors
There is so much to love about this story. There is so much inspiration to be garnered as well (both regarding the power of helping one another, the power of not seeing obstacles, etc.). but enough of me-- check out how this incredible young man with Downs Syndrome is navigating his own future of work... with a little help from his friends... #StrongerTogether #DownSyndrome #Disability #motivation #inspiring https://youtu.be/65Cp3IfVC4A
I can’t believe the video of Jacob Blake
I can’t believe that even in this heightened time and awareness of racial inequities that this happens so blatantly.
I can’t believe that young men are taking to the streets with rifles and shooting protesters.
I can’t believe that a cohort of otherwise reasonable people seem to defend the notion that any of this might somehow be justified.
I do believe we are better than this.
I do understand that many friends or allies will read this and think, “what the heck do you mean you can’t believe? This is there. All the time”. I get it.
I do regret that well intentioned words and empathy feel so seemingly ineffective.
I do not know exactly how to amplify my voice, or leverage what stature or power I may have in saying “ENOUGH!”.
But we begin by marching.
In Boston, but now feel the call to go to the capitol. (first time flying since the pandemic started)
I march for not just me but for my children and grandchildren.
I march for Jobcase and its mission of empowering workers (all workers, all races, all ability levels, all genders.. all).
I march because we must be StrongerTogether. Its time for our generation to keep this country from splitting further apart. Its not too late.
I march in hopes that we can keep this country stitched together and educate young men to other’s perspectives - and not to take up arms
I march for racial justice and the notion that all people are created equal and that this country should be the land of freedom and equal opportunity for all. I march as another step in doing more than just empathizing.
Maybe I’ll see you in DC. With Covid-19 I am sure the numbers will be smaller. But from Doc Rivers, to NBA and WNBA, to Jobcase and hundreds of companies like ours. Enough. Lets halt this wrong-headed violent approach to policing in our Black communities, lets all support our brothers and sisters of color, and lets do everything we can to keep this country together. To make the pain of this 2020 moment into a meaningful acceleration of that historical moral arc bending toward justice. Love not hate. Justice. Equal opportunity. Peace. Freedom. Light.
Here we come DC.
Having fun trying out the new beta version of Jobcase in the Google play store. Working pretty well so far. Excited for where this goes. Making it eSoer for people to help one another means more people helping one another, simple but strong concept, onwards and upwards! #StrongerTogether.
So many in our community are struggling with unemployment. For those employed, life continues to rapidly change in 2020.
I think differences in company values may be getting exposed. We cheered when Target increased wages permanently. But I also keep reading of companies that called frontline workers hero’s in May, only to revert to cold processes in August.
This article surfaces some of the tougher circumstances. What’s your experience? Do you have an employer that is doing right by its workers? I’d love to hear about it so we can support worker-friendly employers even more! #StrongerTogether #StillHeroes https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2020/08/12/grocery-workers-coronavirus/
We talk a decent amount about the difficulties of ageism and how to circumnavigate it; but we don’t often talk of the challenges our millennium generation face. I think it’s a great gen that seems to be dealt tough hands time and time again.
Good read here. Does this sound familiar to you too? #StrongerTogether #millenial
Jobcase helps over thousands of people every year get jobs and careers at Amazon. We applauded a couple years ago when they raised min hourly pay to $15/hour, and we likewise applaud their upskilling efforts. Here’s a good - quick- article on it. Good read and important read for any of their employees! #Amazon #upskilling #StrongerTogether https://www.stradaeducation.org/uncategorized/what-role-should-employers-play-in-postsecondary-education/?utm_content=135175838&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin&hss_channel=lcp-61414