UBS Group Technology is responsible for developing the applications and systems that make UBS one of the leading global financial services firms. With offices in over 50 countries, the technology function understands that a workforce comprised of different backgrounds, cultures and experiences provides the diverse perspectives needed to drive innovation and develop market-differentiating technology solutions to service its global client base. At the same time, UBS is committed to building a talent pipeline that reflects the gender and ethnic diversity of the communities the firm operates in.
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In 2006, Rhode Island’s hospitals were competing with and struggling against each other to hire skilled talent from the surrounding communities. The United Nurses & Allied Professionals/Rhode Island Hospital Health Care Education Trust and Women & Infants Hospital pooled their resources and began a health care employment pathway program to respond to the current and projected health care workforce shortages.
Fidelity Investments (Fidelity) is one of the world’s largest providers of financial services, with assets under administration of over $3.5 trillion. The firm is a leading provider of investment management, retirement planning, portfolio guidance, brokerage, benefits outsourcing, and many other financial products and services to more than 20 million individuals and institutions, as well as through 5,000 financial intermediary firms.
Gap Inc.'s This Way Ahead initiative provides low income young people with opportunities for skill deveopment and career exploration. This program enables youth to see brighter futures, while providing Gap Inc. employees with meaningful deveopment opportunities, deeper connections with co-workers, and increased loyalty to Gap Inc.
For nearly a decade, H-E-B Grocery Company has been instrumental in supporting the development of youth by exposing them to careers in the grocery retail industry and supporting their growth and mobility within the company. Recognizing generational differences in how youth transition into adulthood and how talent is groomed and recruited to work at the company, H-E-B launched an initiative to engage youth in learning and provide essential skills and job training. The company’s commitment to young people extends well beyond a single program.
Southwire is a privately held wire and cable manufacturer headquartered in Georgia whose commitment to improving the communities in which it operates has put it on the leading edge of education initiatives for decades. With high school dropout rates approaching 30 percent around Southwire’s western Georgia facilities, the company partnered with Carroll County Schools to examine how they could help. In 2007, they launched 12 for Life – a program that lets students combine their studies with practical real-world experience at a customized Southwire manufacturing facility.
Expeditors, a Fortune 500 company, delivers global logistics management solutions for all aspects of supply chain management to customers such as Walmart, General Electric, Cisco Systems, and Target. In 2010, Expeditors employed 12,869 employees globally in 251 offices and had more than $5.96 billion in annual revenue. Celebrating a culture of organic growth and a history of promoting from within, Expeditors faced the recent economic downturn by implementing a “no layoffs” policy, choosing to cut costs through a hiring freeze and attrition.
CVS Caremark is the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States, with approximately 7,512 retail stores and 569 MinuteClinic locations employing 200,000 people in 41 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Like many retailers, CVS Caremark faces critical shortages of supervisory and management staff to address the projected growth in demand. Within its current workforce, many entry-level employees lack key basic academic and workforce skills, making it difficult for them to advance to management positions and build rewarding careers.
As one of the country’s largest pharmacy benefits managers, CVS Caremark provides access to a network of more than 64,000 pharmacies, including over 7,000 CVS/Pharmacy retail stores. Ranked 19th on the Fortune 500 for 2009 and reporting annual revenues of over $87 billion, CVS Caremark employs more than 200,000 people in 43 states. To support the exponential growth accomplished by CVS Caremark in the past ten years, the company needed a large source of entry-level talent and a way of developing that talent into high growth/high need positions.
Despite more than 25 years in business, AOL, like so many corporations in the current economic climate, has experienced a period of contraction. However, it remains a leading global web services company, including a network of premium and niche content sites, and an extensive offering of world-class tools and platforms. With the imperative to provide innovative products and valuable services to multiple customer lines, AOL looks for skilled talent to join their workforce of over 5,000—particularly among technically savvy youth.