New Online Jobs Hub Aims To Increase Visibility Of Disabled Freelancers

Decision-making around disability disclosure can often throw up issues that are thorny and tricky to work through.

Though these decisions are clearly informed by the relative visibility of an individual’s disability, there remain countless scenarios where the timing of disclosure, or indeed whether to disclose at all, becomes relevant for all disabled people.

The employment market is one such example, as, nowadays, the interaction invariably begins online, rather than face-to-face.

On the other side of the coin, recruitment is never just a one-way street and there are organizations out there keen to expand their approach to disability inclusion but without a clue on how to identify and positively select on disabled candidates.

Podium, an online marketplace launched by former Paralympic swimmer Liz Johnson during the lockdown, has its

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QuickStart Secures $10M to Grow Outcomes-Based Tuition Finance Program and Increase Access to Technology Education

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — QuickStart Learning, Inc., an IT skills workforce readiness and certification training provider, today announced a close of $10M in growth financing to expand its Income Share Agreement program. The capital will allow QuickStart to scale access to its Web Development, Data Science, Data Analysis, Cybersecurity, and Cloud Computing bootcamp and certification programs by helping individuals achieve their professional potential through an outcomes-aligned form of education finance. 

“Demonstrating a clear return on investment differentiates QuickStart from competitors in the space. Income Share Agreements provide a definitive indicator of a high-ROI educational program, while increasing access to that program simultaneously,” said Ed Sattar, QuickStart’s CEO. 

QuickStart has partnered with Leif, the market’s full-service Income Share Agreement Management Platform, to launch and manage the program. “Leif provided the technology and expertise to quickly launch our ISA program, allowing us to focus on maintaining our

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NCHSAA expected to increase number of athletes allowed to participate in workouts next week

— The N.C. High School Athletic Association will be releasing new guidelines for off season skill development after North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper announced earlier this week that the state will move to Phase 2.5 of the state’s reopening plan.

According to the email to membership, the new guidelines will be released and go into effect on Sept. 8, with other updates being shared at that time as well.

Cooper’s new guidelines allow more people to congregate in one place — a maximum of 25 people indoors and 50 people outdoors. Currently, NCHSAA guidelines limit capability of workouts to 10 indoors and 25 outdoors. To read the current guidelines, click here.

NCHSAA Commissioner Que Tucker gave a presentation to the State Board of Education on Thursday morning as well. In her presentation, she said the new guidelines mean the association will

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Science Applications (SAIC) Q2 Earnings Beat, Increase Y/Y

Science Applications SAIC reported mixed results for second-quarter fiscal 2021, wherein its earnings topped the Zacks Consensus Estimate but revenues missed the same. Nonetheless, the company recorded year-over-year growth in both the metrics.

The company’s fiscal second-quarter adjusted earnings surged 21% year over year to $1.63 per share and surpassed the Zacks Consensus Estimate of $1.42 per share. The year-over-year upside was mainly driven by higher revenues and reduced outstanding share count.

Quarterly revenues jumped 11% from the year-ago period to $1.76 billion. Revenues realized from the acquisition of Unisys Federal mainly drove the top line. Solid performance of the company’s contract portfolio was a tailwind. Adjusting for the impact of acquired revenues, the metric inched down 0.7%. Moreover, quarterly revenues fell short of the consensus mark of $1.79 billion.

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