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Gap Inc. Expands its Job Program for Opportunity Youth to 53 Cities, Introduces Year-Round Hiring Strategy

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Launched in 2007 for 16 to 24-year-olds from low-income communities, the company is rolling out new partnerships with non-profit organizations and introducing program models that will enable it to operate year-round. Based on the program’s proven results to attract and retain highly-engaged employees, the company plans to hire five percent of all new entry-level store employees from the program by 2025. Details of the 2018 expansion include: Through a new national partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, This Way Ahead will be... Read More »

Lloyds Bank: Employability skills most valuable for young people from lower-income families, finds Lloyds Scholars research


The report features a survey of current, past and potential future Lloyds Scholars, and looks at young people’s education and career opportunities and aspirations. The report, Bigger Thinking, launched at a Parliamentary Reception in the Strangers’ Dining Room at the House of Commons and hosted by Margot James MP with Group Chief Executive of Lloyds Banking Group, António Horta-Osório, underscores the success of the Lloyds Scholars programme, an award-winning social mobility initiative supporting students from families where the household incom... Read More »

Lloyds Bank: Family at the fore when considering moving overseas


When asked to select reasons for emigration, the research showed that bringing families closer together was high up the agenda (53%), only bested by improving the quality of life (67%) and exposing them to a different culture (59%). Better schooling and easier access to healthcare were well down the list at 38% and 22% respectively. Richard Musty, Director, International Private Bank, said: “It’s clear from the research that the appetite to move overseas is very mixed, and often down to personal reasons and circumstances. The most important ... Read More »

Publicis Groupe receives Randstad Award for “Most Attractive Employer” in the service sector in France


The Randstad Awards, hosted by the multinational human resources consulting firm, are determined based on an evaluation of nearly 12,000 people spanning over 250 companies. Each participant was asked to rank their employers based on a series of attractiveness criteria: salary, job security, career opportunities and corporate social responsibility. Publicis Groupe earned the highest amount of points among the 33 companies in the service category, earning the title of “Most Attractive Employer.” As the service industry is even more dependen... Read More »

Lloyds Bank: Weather, work, way of life: the key reasons expats moved abroad


The number of Britons attracted overseas for work overtook formal study for the first time since 2009. Career opportunities and a more relaxed way of life are growing reasons for Expats emigrating. Growing number of expats earning more in their country of residence than they did in the UK leaps. In the survey of over 1,000 British expats in 13 of the most popular expat locations, 46 per cent said they moved for better weather, 45 per cent for a career opportunity and 39 per cent for a more relaxed way of life. Working abroad is paying div... Read More »

Lloyds Bank: Parents consider moving abroad to improve children’s quality of life, survey reveals


More than one in three higher income parents would consider moving abroad at some point in the future Nearly half of parents say their family situation makes the prospect of moving abroad more attractive Improved quality of life as well as exposure to new cultures and languages are the main reasons why parents would emigrate While the figures reveal that many parents are interested in life overseas, just over a quarter (26%) of parents with children under 18 say their family would act as a disincentive to move abroad, thinking it may dis... Read More »

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