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After losing her job, woman teaches herself how to sew and launches successful bow tie business

President Trump has said he never liked his pledge to “drain the swamp,” but his fans did to he kept it in his stable of three-word chants. Once elected, though. “Trump did not merely fail to end Washington’s insider culture of lobbying and favor-seeking,” The New York Times reports. “He reinvented it, turning his own hotels and resorts into the Beltway’s new back rooms, where public and private business mix and special interests reign,” building “a system of direct presidential influence-peddling unrivaled in modern American politics.”

To map Trump’s own swamp, centered at his hotel in Washington, D.C., and Doral and Mar-a-Lago clubs in Florida, the Times pored over the tax information it has obtained, reviewed hundreds of social media posts by patrons of his properties, and interviewed nearly 250 business executives, lobbyists, and club members.

The Times investigative team uncovered more than 200 companies, foreign governments, and special interest

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UK government extends its job support program

Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak leaves 10 Downing Street after attending a Cabinet meeting on 14 February, 2020.

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LONDON — The U.K. government has expanded its jobs support program as the country gears up for tighter coronavirus restrictions set to be announced next week.

Finance Minister Rishi Sunak said Friday that firms whose premises have to shut over the winter period as part of local or national restrictions will receive grants to pay the wages of staff who cannot work.

The British government will pay two thirds of employees’ salaries to protect their jobs over winter. Cash grants to businesses in England which are required to close will increase to up to £3,000 ($3,893) per month.

The new program will come into effect on Nov. 1 and will last for six months. The BBC reported that the expansion could cost hundreds of millions of pounds per month.

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Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot touts programs by PepsiCo, JPMorgan Chase to increase lending and job training

JP Morgan Chase plans to expand home lending for Black and Latino families while PepsiCo will give more money for job training, officials announced.

Representatives from JP Morgan Chase and PepsiCo made the pledges during a news conference with Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the Chicago Community Trust, a leading philanthropic organization.

JPMorgan Chase promised to increase homeownership among 3,000 Black and Latino families “in the Chicago region through an additional $600 million in home lending to these families over the next five years,” officials said.

The bank also will expand low down payment programs and grants for home buying, including closing cost assistance.

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Officials also said PepsiCo will be giving $500,000 for job training and development, though it wasn’t clear when or where. The soft drink giant also is giving $1 million

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Where business leaders see new job openings following the pandemic

Work has changed drastically under the coronavirus pandemic, with millions of jobs eliminated and many more altered entirely. 

Swathes of those roles may never return. But shifting demands and different ways of working have paved the way for new openings — and business leaders have given their predictions for where those opportunities may lie.

In a new post-pandemic workforce report, global consulting firm McKinsey & Company surveyed 800 business executives globally about where they plan to increase hiring following the pandemic. While respondents spanned a full range of industries and nine countries, including the U.S., Australia, China, India and the U.K., their priorities were the same: Health and safety; technology and agile working. 

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More than four in five (83%) employers said they planned to hire for more health and safety roles in the coming months, due to the outbreak. Top positions within that included on-site distancing or

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Masters in digital marketing program helped student land new job

Krystle White realized almost immediately after completing her undergraduate degree in marketing that she would need to gain more skills to be competitive as a young professional in an industry that was continuing to change.

“I wanted to build on what I had learned,” said White, who will be the first student to complete Rutgers Business School’s Master of Science in Digital Marketing later this year.

Her decision to pursue the Master’s in Digital Marketing has already helped her career. Four months into the Covid-19 Outbreak, White found herself in a new role at Oracle where she is applying a lot of what she has learned in the classroom and demonstrating knowledge that she hopes will lead to even more exciting roles in the company.

Q: Why did you want to do a master’s program in digital marketing?

A: “I noticed very quickly after graduating that there were still some

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Community Banks of Colorado, a division of NBH Bank named the SBA’s Start Up and Job Creation …

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DENVER, Oct. 05, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Community Banks of Colorado, a division of NBH Bank(the “Bank”) is honored to be recognized in 2020 as Start Up and Job Creation Lender of the Year as part of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Colorado District Office’s Annual Awards.

“At NBH Bank, we believe the entrepreneurial spirit is the foundation of our communities, and we utilize SBA loans to provide responsible financing that supports that spirit. This award is really a testament to the vision and hard work of our clients, without whom this honor would not be possible,” said Mark Abell, SBA Division Director at NBH Bank.

The Bank was selected to receive this award based on the number of loans it made in the special categories of job creation and

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Visa’s Phalen on ‘Getting The Job Done’

The late Harvard Professor Clay Christensen was and is famed for the “jobs to be done” theory of business innovation.

In a nutshell: Companies (and even consumers) “hire” goods or services to get where they want to go, to make progress, to satisfy goals.

Kevin Phalen, head of global business solutions at Visa, told Karen Webster that the consumerization and the digitization of the B2B space are enabling firms to get the job — moving money — done with efficiencies previously unknown.

The great digital shift is upending B2B payments, pushing them away from the age-old reliance paper checks toward digital options. The movement to a distributed remote workforce has forced treasurers, chief financial officers and payments executives to rethink the very nature of B2B payments and the relationships between buyers and suppliers.

But the solutions they deploy, maintained Phalen, must be fast.

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Provisions Bakery, which helped more than 1,000 get job training over 32 years, closes

Syracuse, N.Y. — In 32 years, Provisions Bakery helped more than 1,000 people with mental health issues get job training.

But on Thursday, the bakery had to permanently close because the coronavirus reduced foot traffic and business, according to Paul Joslyn, the executive director of AccessCNY, which ran the business.

“As the pandemic passed the six month mark, it became clear that Provisions would not be able to succeed in this new environment,” Joslyn said. “The bakery depends on foot traffic and people working downtown, both of which may never be the same.

The bakery, which opened at 216 Walton St. in 1988, had been one of Armory Square’s longest-running businesses.

Those who trained at Bakery Provisions learned to make baked goods, wait on customers and take lunch orders. They worked part-time, typically made minimum wage and worked there for about 1 to 2 years.

The goal was to help

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EVPL’s Business Central has resources for job seekers, employees and small business owners

The Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library has established Business Central. EVPL’s Business Central is a hub, both digital and physical, of resources for those looking to further their career, improve skills, start a new business and more.

a group of people standing in front of a building: Community members use the computer lab set up in the Browning Room at Evansville’s Central library Thursday afternoon, Sept. 10, 2020. The computer lab is open to the public from 11 am -3 pm, Monday- Saturday.

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Community members use the computer lab set up in the Browning Room at Evansville’s Central library Thursday afternoon, Sept. 10, 2020. The computer lab is open to the public from 11 am -3 pm, Monday- Saturday.

“EVPL’s Business Central is ready to assist you with your career or your business,” EVPL CEO-Director Scott Kinney said. “We have the tools and resources available to help everyone from those beginning their career to veteran business owners.”


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Knowledgeable staff can help guide library users through available resources to build a resume, practice interview skills and get assistance with job searching. To navigate how to start a small business,

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AJ Gunasena Was Fed Up With His 9 To 5 Job As A Sales Representative, So He Became His Own Boss And Created Betwithaj Consulting LLC

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NEW YORK, NY / ACCESSWIRE / October 2, 2020 / As the owner and CEO of the largest online sports betting consulting firm in Las Vegas, Betwithaj Consulting LLC, AJ Gunasena has spent the last decade building his sports betting consulting empire. His motto is: he picks, you profit. AJ offers premier seasonal packages for anyone interested in making a legitimate stream of income in the sports betting industry. If you can read an email, follow directions, and place a bet directly from your smartphone you can make money with Betwithaj Consulting LLC.

Having started from the ground up and learned everything himself, AJ faced a long road of trial and errors that got him to where he is today. Ten years ago he sold phones at AT&T as a

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