So, I was in Walmart yesterday to buy my semi-regular infusion of bottled water and coffee Haagen Dazs. I was next in line when a manager approached along with a young lady presumably there to replace the young lady acting as cashier. There was a discussion. I wasn’t close enough to hear what was said, … Continue reading Serena Williams Will Not Be Silent
Rosalind Brewer, the CEO of Sam’s Club, has been all over the news this week thanks to a recent CNN video interview. The birds are squawking loudly for her blood, or at the very least, her resignation, which I find incredibly odd given the interview’s contents. In it she talks about raising wages across the … Continue reading Not Talking About Diversity Makes You a Racist?
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced late last week it will donate $16 million in grants to seven nonprofit groups in an effort to close the skills gap for more than 12,000 American, entry-level workers in retail and related industries such as transportation and distribution.
The grants are one piece of a five-year $100 million commitment to facilitate the education-to-employment system in this country, which Walmart Foundation President Kathleen McLaughlin said is broken, in a Fortune article.
The seven non-profits — Achieving the Dream, The ACT Foundation, Dress for Success, Goodwill Industries, Jobs for the Future, McKinsey Social Initiative and the National Able Network — will partner with government agencies and employers to develop programs and tools to help entry-level employees build skills and find employment. Continue reading “Wal-Mart Puts Up Cash to Close Skills Gap #learning #development #skillsgap #Walmart”