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Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the Department of Environmental Conservation and Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation have joined State Police and other police departments across the country by committing to the '30x30 Pledge' to add more women to the ranks of Environmental Conservation Police Officers, Forest Rangers and Park Police Officers. The 30x30 Pledge is a series of actions policing agencies are taking to...
Starbucks founder and CEO Howard Schultz announced the coffee chain will raise employee starting pay to $15 an hour and the company will make total investments to nearly $1 billion in this fiscal year alone for pay and increased training. This will allow Starbucks to meet record customer demand and partner (employee) needs in an operating environment deeply impacted by COVID.  Starbucks is the world's leading coffee...
NEW YORK  - Verizon, one of the nation's largest telecommunications companies, says it is raising the minimum wage for new employees to $20 an hour for Customer Service and $20 an hour (when base salary plus target commission are combined) for its Retail and Inside Sales employees. Existing employees on any of these teams who currently receive less than $20 an hour will be raised to this new rate automatically. The company is also...
NEW YORK  — Chief — a private network built for executive women with over 12,000 members — has closed a $100 million Series B investment led by CapitalG, the independent growth fund of Google parent company Alphabet. Previous investors General Catalyst, GGV Capital, Inspired Capital, Primary Venture Partners, Flybridge Capital Partners, and BoxGroup also participated in the round. Laela Sturdy, General Partner at...
Walmart says it plans to hire more than 50,000 U.S. employees in stores, clubs, campuses and supply chain facilities this year. The company is also hiring for its Global Tech organization while adding  new hubs in Toronto and Atlanta . The nation's largest retailers says 75% of U.S. store, club and field management started their careers as hourly associates. The company says it providers higher pay, on average within seven...
NEW YORK -- JetBlue Airlines  and  New York City  Mayor Eric Adams announced the company will be adding 5,000 jobs in  New York City  in 2022. JetBlue will also work with the city to create a new workforce partnership to connect more New Yorkers with high quality JetBlue jobs and to develop a strong pipeline for future careers at the airline. JetBlue is hiring diverse candidates for a variety of...
Outdoor retailer L.L.Bean announced its 2021 fiscal year was one of the best in history with net revenue totaling $1.8 billion – a 14 percent increase over 2020, despite the far-reaching impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic. In recognition of these results, the L.L.Bean Board of Directors approved a performance bonus of 20 percent of annual pay for all its 5,500 employees, comprised of a 12 percent cash bonus and an 8 percent 401(k)...
Vail Resorts, which operates 40 ski resorts including Hunter Mountain in the Catskills, is boosting minimum pay at all its North American resorts to at least $20 per hour. The increase is part of a $175 million investment in its employees. Ski resorts haven't been immune to worker shortages and is boosting pay to bring in more workers and retain them. The company operates 40 destination mountain resorts and regional ski areas,...
NEW YORK --  ChargeAfter , which offers a Buy Now Pay Later (BNPL) consumer financing network, has announced the completion of  $44M Series B financing. The round was led by The Phoenix, with participation from global banking giants Citi Ventures (Citigroup), Banco Bradesco, MUFG (Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group), and existing investors. ChargeAfter's new funding follows a strategic investment and partnership with...
Charter Communications, which operates the nation's second-largest cable TV provider under the Spectrum name, has raised its minimum starting wage to $20 an hour including target commissions for all employees across its 41-state service area. The $20 milestone is the fulfillment of a multiyear commitment that began in 2018 with the establishment of a $15 minimum starting wage. Charter -- based in Stamford, CT -- announced in...
The City University of New York (CUNY) and Amazon are announcing a partnership where Amazon employees will have access to education at eight colleges to further their career opportunities. The eight colleges representing all five NYC boroughs are Bronx Community College, Borough of Manhattan Community College, the City College of New York, the College of Staten Island, the CUNY School of Professional Studies, Kingsborough Community College,...
The New York State Civil Service announced new exams for Correction Officer Trainee for English and Spanish speaking applicants. These positions are located throughout New York State in various facilities of the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision. The hiring salary is $45,712 and upon completion of 12 months of training, the salary increases to $55,057. The application deadline is...