Trump ban on 'divisive' and 'anti-American' training for federal contractors has workplace diversity experts worried
Diversity and inclusion training providers are concerned recent strides in corporate America to address racial and gender disparities will take a back seat after President Donald Trump ordered restrictions on racial sensitivity training for federal contractors.Many companies expanded their workplace diversity training programs earlier this year following the civil unrest resulting from George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police in May.The topics of white privilege, systemic racism and unconscious bias have become focal points in those programs, consultants say. Now, they’re the ta...
Amazon teams with university to train military employees for new roles
SEATTLE — Amazon has developed an online certification program with City University of Seattle to train its military employees and their families for higher-paying jobs in the company.The effort is an outgrowth of an earlier partnership between the mega-retailer and the Seattle-based private nonprofit university, which provides online degree programs to some 7,000 students enrolled around the world. It reflects Amazon’s emphasis on “upskilling” its workers, and specifically the thousands of military veterans and their spouses working for the company, said Charles Stevens, senior manager of Ama...
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