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Abbott’s Internship Program Goes Remote but Remains Engaging During COVID-19

This spring, companies in almost all industries were forced to rescind internship offers and cancel programs due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But early on, health technology company Abbott (No. 8 on the 2020 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list) decided that its high school and college internship programs were…

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NBCUniversal Sets Ambitious 50% Diversity Goal for Women, People of Color

Cesar Conde, chairman at NBCUniversal News Group, announced a groundbreaking goal to have a 50% diverse workforce at NBCUniversal, according to Deadline. Conde, the first Latino in this role, outlined his plans in an internal video for employees on Wednesday. The ultimate goal is for NBCUniversal, No. 7 on DiversityInc’s 2020…

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NMSDC at the Center of Ensuring Minority-Owned Businesses Get Federal Funds

In an effort to help more nonwhite businesses get federal funding through the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (NMSDC) Business Consortium Fund (BCF) and Midwest BankCentre teamed up to help certified Minority Business Enterprises access the federal emergency funds. Related Article:…

Calm App Available to Kaiser Permanente Members at No Cost

Originally published on KaiserPermanente.org. The meditation and sleep app, part of Kaiser Permanente’s self-care portfolio, supports people looking for ways to manage stress and build resilience, particularly in uncertain times.  OAKLAND, Calif., May 19, 2020 — Kaiser Permanente announced it has added Calm, a leading app for mindfulness meditation and…

HP Inc.’s Partnership Brings Learning, Technological Materials to Underserved Students

COVID-19 has changed the way students across the U.S. are learning. “Distance learning” suddenly became a household word and nearly everyone is learning how to conduct meetings over video chat. HP Inc. (No. 43 on DiversityInc’s 2020 Top 50 Companies for Diversity) stepped up to help Title 1 and underserved school…

Abbott Expanding Antibody Tests As Only Uber-Wealthy Are Able to Access Them

Understanding who has already been exposed to the novel coronavirus 2019 and its resulting respiratory disease, COVID-19, and survived, is an important part of understanding the pandemic for medical professionals. Last week, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) started recruiting volunteers for a study to try and determine how many Americans…

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Kaiser Permanente Addresses COVID-19’s Effects on Mental Health, Offers Free myStrength Mental Health App

During a pandemic, society’s biggest concern is physical health. However, COVID-19 has had an equally crucial impact on people’s mental health, changing routines, affecting finances, limiting socializing and causing many to worry for their — and their loved ones’ — health. Along with its pandemic response, healthcare company Kaiser Permanente…

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U.S. Bank, KeyBank, TD Bank and Wells Fargo Announce Efforts to Mitigate Financial Impact of COVID-19

The outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting more than just the physical health of Americans and people around the world. As governments shut down nonessential businesses, the economy is taking an unprecedented blow. Individuals and small businesses are bearing much of the brunt. However, many large banking corporations,…