More Companies Hiring Employees with Autism

By Heather Nezich, courtesy of SBAM Approved Partner ASE

Anthem announced its partnership with Mind Shift, a company that helps businesses employ the strengths of people on the autism spectrum. They plan to recruit and hire autistic individuals for jobs in health care analytics. For adults on the spectrum, finding quality employment is very difficult. More and more companies are creating programs to provide satisfying employment to this growing population.
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Larry Satterfield: Making “Spark” Fly at Cisco

Cisco’s Larry Satterfield has a vision for the company: He wants to use technology to increase diversity, inclusion, and productivity in the workplace. As Video Sales Specialist, Satterfield knows that Cisco is in a perfect position to implement collaboration technology to achieve those goals. With more than 20 years in sales, Satterfield brings his knowledge of technology to Cisco’s sales department.
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USBLN Forges New Disability Business Growth Initiative with Local Affiliates

Earlier this year, the US Business Leadership Network (USBLN®) launched the USBLN Affiliate Supplier Diversity Initiative, enlisting affiliates to design and implement proactive strategies to build awareness and increase utilization of disability-owned businesses in local communities. We are excited to announce Wells Fargo, a USBLN Corporate Partner and Founding Partner of the USBLN Disability Supplier DiversityProgram (DSDP®), will provide generous financial support to aid these efforts. Continue reading USBLN Forges New Disability Business Growth Initiative with Local Affiliates

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Rep. McNerney Leads Bipartisan Effort to Save the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

In response to President Donald Trump’s proposal to defund the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), Congressman Jerry McNerney (CA-09) led two bipartisan letters to the House Appropriations Committee imploring Congress to fund the MBDA in the FY2018 appropriations, and recommending that MBDA provide an annual policy report to Congress to address gaps in equity between minority and non-minority owned firms. Continue reading Rep. McNerney Leads Bipartisan Effort to Save the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)

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Here are 6 Reasons Why You Need the Disability Equality Index (DEI)

As a person with a visible disability who has spent most of my professional career in HR leading diversity and inclusion, I’m frequently asked to offer an opinion on the merits of completing the DEI.  Knowing how precious resources are to fill out any kind of survey or assessment tool, it’s an important question, where do companies get the greatest return on investment? Continue reading Here are 6 Reasons Why You Need the Disability Equality Index (DEI)

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Ever Thought About Owning Your Own Franchise?

Nothing lasts forever. Hot brands in franchising don’t stay hot forever. New brands are always entering the marketplace. New ideas for products and services are introduced every year. Some of these new franchise concepts end up succeeding–exploding even. Some of them fade away soon after they’re launched. But, even the hot ones eventually lose their fire. Keep that fact in mind as you’re searching for a franchise you’d like to own. Continue reading Ever Thought About Owning Your Own Franchise?

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