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Website pairs Black professionals with tourism jobs

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Stephanie Jones is founder and CEO of the National Blacks in Travel & Tourism Collaborative and a United States Travel and Tourism Advisory board member.

Stephanie M. Jones

A one-stop-shop website aimed at matching Black professionals with tourism business opportunities just went live.

The Black Tourism Talent Directory features profiles of Black businesses, professionals and students and encourages destination marketing organizations, travel brands, associations and media to connect with them for employment opportunities.

The site is the brainchild of Stephanie Jones, owner of Cultural Heritage Alliance Tours and founder of the National Blacks in Travel and Tourism Collaborative. Jones hopes that the site can help level the playing field for Black professionals in the tourism industry.

“We don’t want them to continue to say we can’t find black talent,” she said in a recent interview.

In April, the National Blacks in Travel and Tourism Collaborative plans to expand the

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Baylor Scott & White Health targets 1,700 more jobs to reduce costs in non-core areas

Baylor Scott & White Health, the state’s largest not-for-profit hospital system, will be outsourcing and retraining 1,700 employees as part of a broader effort to focus on its core health care business and related opportunities.

The company said the move doesn’t involve front-line health workers, who’ve been dealing with the demands of the coronavirus pandemic for almost a year.

Baylor expects significant savings — $600 million over five years — and said all of it would be invested in front-line health initiatives.

Executives told employees about the moves Wednesday, with more details to come this week. About two-thirds of Baylor’s affected workers will be transferred to partner companies that specialize in information technology, billing and revenue management, and other support services.

About 600 to 650 positions will be eliminated, and those employees will be invited to participate in retraining programs, the company said. That would allow them to remain with

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Verizon unveils new business plan with the goal of going carbon neutral by 2035 and retraining 500,000 employees for emerging tech jobs

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  • Verizon announced Tuesday it’s launching a new business plan called Citizen Verizon, which includes a number of socially responsible goals, like becoming carbon neutral by 2035. 

  • Diego Scotti, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon, said that the company including socially responsible goals in its business strategy is an important distinction. It means the company is encompassing stakeholder capitalism in its business model. 

  • Scotti agreed that more brands are moving toward stakeholder capitalism, the belief that companies should be accountable to not only their shareholders, but to their workers and communities in which they do business.

  • Other companies like Microsoft, Amazon, and Unilever have recently shared pledges to become carbon neutral (or carbon negative) in the coming years. 

  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

Verizon, one of the country’s largest telecommunications providers, announced Tuesday it is launching a

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UK government holds ‘recovery roundtables’ to save jobs

The UK government has stepped up its efforts to involve business leaders in policymaking, as officials look at how to stimulate the economy amid the coronavirus crisis.

With the pandemic and lockdown battering UK firms and warnings of the steepest recession in decades, ministers have asked business chiefs to help shape recovery planning.

The government announced on Monday it will hold the first of a series of “recovery roundtables” including officials, business leaders and academics. Their remit will be to consider how to support recovery and ensure the “right skills and opportunities are in place for our workforce over the next 18 months.”

Analysts increasingly expect recovery to be weak with demand subdued and social distancing curbing activity. Some expect the tapering off of government support as lockdown restrictions ease to spark job losses among workers currently protected through employment schemes.

READ MORE: UK government cuts furlough aid for firms

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