Veteran

At-Risk Shelter Dogs Given Another Chance at Life with Veterans and Inmates through Marley's Mutts ® Pawsitive Change Program and Hounds and Heroes Emotional Support Dog Program Partnership

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 8:05pm

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Hounds and Heroes and Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue announce a partnership within the initiative, Pawsitive Change Prison Program.

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  • LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Hounds and Heroes and Marley's Mutts Dog Rescue announce a partnership within the initiative, Pawsitive Change Prison Program.
  • The collaboration between the two organizations will pair at-risk shelter dogs with incarcerated individuals and veterans through the Pawsitive Change Program, co-founded by Zach Skow, Founder and PR Director of Marley's Mutts.
  • Select individuals of California state and federal prisons will participate in the Pawsitive Change Program.
  • Graduates will earn their Canine Good Citizen certificate to move on to assessment for the Emotional Support Animal Program with Hounds and Heroes will making final evaluations.

Save Our Allies Will Support Afghan Allies at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 6:05pm

Nick Palmisciano, Vice President of Save Our Allies, will be boots on the ground at Fort McCoy and Chad Robichaux, Founder of Mighty Oaks Foundation, is returning to the Middle East to continue evacuation efforts.

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  • Nick Palmisciano, Vice President of Save Our Allies, will be boots on the ground at Fort McCoy and Chad Robichaux, Founder of Mighty Oaks Foundation, is returning to the Middle East to continue evacuation efforts.
  • This week, Save Our Allies worked with The Nazarene Fund to evacuate the Afghan FIFA soccer team, 95 girls total from Afghanistan.
  • During Phase 1 of its evacuation efforts in Afghanistan, Save Our Allies' Task Force 6:8 successfully evacuated over 12,000 individuals, including Americans, Afghans, interpreters, widows, orphans, and Christians.
  • Save Our Allies is dedicated to saving our Afghan Allies who served side-by-side with U.S. Armed Forces and working to ensure our Veterans are getting the care needed after bravely serving our nation.

FirstEnergy Honored by Women's Business Enterprise Center for Supplier Diversity Programs

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 5:48pm

FirstEnergy's Supplier Diversity Program provides opportunities in a competitive environment to small, woman-owned; minority-owned; HUBZone; veteran-owned; and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses.

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  • FirstEnergy's Supplier Diversity Program provides opportunities in a competitive environment to small, woman-owned; minority-owned; HUBZone; veteran-owned; and service-disabled veteran-owned businesses.
  • It serves as just one part of the company's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, a FirstEnergy core value.
  • In 2020, FirstEnergy spent $482 million with diverse suppliers, or about 16% of the company's total supplier expenditures.
  • The award is the latest recognition of FirstEnergy's leading diversity and inclusion and supplier diversity programs.

U.S. Army Soldiers at Fort Riley, Kansas Benefit from New Data Science-Powered Advising Platform to Guide Military-Civilian Transition

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 5:44pm

"This collaboration between Fort Riley, local government agencies, private companies and regional universities will springboard growth and career opportunities for veterans throughout our region.

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  • "This collaboration between Fort Riley, local government agencies, private companies and regional universities will springboard growth and career opportunities for veterans throughout our region.
  • We are grateful for the opportunities being created in Junction City through this partnership with the Junction City Economic Development Council, Initiatives, Inc. and participating employers."
  • To support the military-civilian transition for soldiers at Fort Riley, Junction City has assembled some of the region's largest employers, all of which have made commitments to hire transitioning service members.
  • About AstrumU:AstrumU is a data services company based in Kirkland, WA that is working to translate educational experiences into economic mobility.

CAPITOL CORRIDOR OFFERS 30% TRAVEL DISCOUNT THROUGH END OF 2021

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 3:41pm

Oakland, Sept. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- To welcome riders on board and promote train ridership, the Capitol Corridor is introducing a 30% discount on one-way and round-trip fares.

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  • Oakland, Sept. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- To welcome riders on board and promote train ridership, the Capitol Corridor is introducing a 30% discount on one-way and round-trip fares.
  • The travel discount is just the beginning of our celebration of the rail corridors 30thanniversary.
  • In time for fall travel plans, the 30% off discount is available for travel now through December 31, 2021, with no black-out dates or advance-purchase requirement.
  • Promotional tickets must be purchased online at Discount Offers & Travel Promotions(www.capitolcorridor.org/save30) or on the Amtrak mobile app (enter code V530).Offer cannot be purchased via station agent.

Gov. Newsom Signs Bill Co-Sponsored by Guide Dogs for the Blind and Canine Companions to Combat Emotional Support Animal Fraud

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 6:38pm

Gavin Newsom has signed the first bill in the nation to crack down on fraudulent practices concerning emotional support animals, while protecting public access rights for people with legitimate service dogs such as guide dogs or service dogs for physical disabilities.

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  • Gavin Newsom has signed the first bill in the nation to crack down on fraudulent practices concerning emotional support animals, while protecting public access rights for people with legitimate service dogs such as guide dogs or service dogs for physical disabilities.
  • The legislation, co-sponsored by Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) and Canine Companions , garnered a rare groundswell of bipartisan support in the California Assembly and Senate.
  • It was a pleasure joining forces with Assemblymember Friedman and stakeholders to combat the fraudulent practice of misrepresenting emotional support dogs as trained service dogs, said Senator Bates.
  • Headquartered in San Rafael, Calif., Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) is the largest guide dog school in North America.

Skillsoft and Ellevate Network Partner to Empower Women+ Whose Careers Have Been Disrupted Due to COVID-19

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 3:00pm

Skillsoft will be a key Sponsor of the 2022 EllevateHER Fellowship Program.

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  • Skillsoft will be a key Sponsor of the 2022 EllevateHER Fellowship Program.
  • Selected fellows will gain access to Ellevates programs for entrepreneurs, managers, career changers, rising leaders, and senior executives.
  • At Skillsoft, we believe the power of learning can be transformative in helping women reskill and re-enter the workforce, said Michelle Boockoff-Bajdek, CMO, Skillsoft.
  • Skillsoft (NYSE: SKIL) is a global leader in corporate digital learning, focused on transforming todays workforce for tomorrows economy.

Blue Star Families Launches Blue Star Welcome Week on September 25th to Recognize Hundreds of Thousands of Military Families Moving to New Communities

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 3:30pm

Blue Star Welcome Week is designed to recognize transitioning military families across the country, providing a platform for communities and individuals to engage and welcome these families.

Key Points: 
  • Blue Star Welcome Week is designed to recognize transitioning military families across the country, providing a platform for communities and individuals to engage and welcome these families.
  • Support from corporate sponsors, private foundations, and individual donors sustains Blue Star Families and its mission of strengthening America's military families through communities by offering programs and services such as Blue Star Welcome Week.
  • Blue Star Families is the nation's largest grass-roots military family support organization, with a mission to support military families to improve military readiness.
  • Blue Star Families' nationally recognized surveys and analysis give military families an important voice that informs policymakers and its military family programs.

Stellantis Named a Top 50 Company for Latinas

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 3:30pm

The editors of LATINA Style magazine have selected Stellantis as one of the 2021 Top 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work in the U.S.

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  • The editors of LATINA Style magazine have selected Stellantis as one of the 2021 Top 50 Best Companies for Latinas to Work in the U.S.
  • It is considered "the most respected evaluation of corporate America's employment opportunities and policies as they pertain to Latinas."
  • This is the 18th year the company has been included in the Top 50 Report since the benchmark was established in 1998.
  • "It sets our company and brands apart and ensures our customers have the most innovative mobility solutions available on the market."

Newmark Global Corporate Services Sets Course for Global Growth with International Leadership Team

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 3:00pm

NEW YORK, Sept. 23, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Newmark Group, Inc., headquartered in the U.S., announces the expansion of its Global Corporate Services business under the stewardship of a highly-seasoned international leadership team – part of the company's broader strategy to offer unrivalled real estate solutions to clients in key regions throughout the world.

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  • Newmark's Global Corporate Services (GCS) group has experienced an intensive growth period.
  • As Newmark has invested in its global expansion through hiring and acquisitions, it has increased its international footprint, including the recent addition of Knotel, a global flexible workspace provider.
  • Luis Morejon Global Lead Facilities Management, Global Corporate Services, based in California, U.S.
    Morejon will lead facilities management services for Newmark GCS, leveraging over 18 years of international experience as a senior executive for corporate real estate and facilities management across Europe, Asia, and the Americas.
  • Amy O'Brien ,Senior HR Business Partner, Global Corporate Services, based inNorth Carolina, U.S.
    O'Brien joins Newmark GCS asSenior HR Business Partner to helpGCS people and operations thrive globally.