Citi Steps Up Its Commitment to Youth Employment, Skills Development and Innovation across Asia Pacific

  • As part of the expanded global Pathways to Progress initiative, Citi and the Citi Foundation to collectively invest US$35 million in philanthropic contributions and grants to improve the employability of youth from low-income and underserved communities in Asia by 2023
  • Citi Asia Pacific to offer 6,000 jobs and 60,000 job-skills training opportunities for youth over the next three years 
  • Young people to continue to be positioned front and center in tackling most pressing challenges in Asia and accelerating progress towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

HONG KONG, CHINA – Media OutReach – 18 September 2020 – Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) – Citi Asia Pacific and the Citi Foundation today announced a collective commitment of US$35 million in philanthropic investments to advance economic opportunities and employability for youth from low-income and underserved communities in the region by 2023.  In addition, the bank will offer 6,000 jobs and 60,000

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Gov. Herbert’s education adviser steps down

Tami Pyfer, who has served for more than six years as Gov. Gary Herbert’s education adviser, announced Tuesday that she will be stepping down.

The move comes as Herbert’s final term in office winds down, a time when senior staff members commonly leave. But it was a tearful goodbye for Pyfer, who has led on several major projects — pushing to get rid of letter grades in schools, fighting against education vouchers, and most recently directing how classrooms should reopen with precautions during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“She’s not a shrinking violet, as you all know,” Herbert said during a farewell party for Pyfer on Tuesday.

Herbert laughed as he described Pyfer as “exasperating” when she defended what policies she felt were best for students and teachers, but also “exciting” to work with during his administration. He said he’s unsure how he’ll finish his time in office without her — even

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More tech jobs to come as MCI steps up job creation for fresh graduates, mid-career professionals

SINGAPORE: More jobs will be available in growth areas like cloud computing and artificial intelligence as Singapore accelerates the creation of jobs in the ICT sector and across the economy, said Information and Communications Minister S Iswaran on Wednesday (Aug 26).

The jobs for both fresh graduates and mid-career professionals will be in areas like cybersecurity, data analytics, software and network engineering, as well as executive roles in business transformation for companies going digital, Mr Iswaran said.

President Halimah Yacob said on Monday that securing jobs is a priority for the Government over the next few years amid the economic challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) will be ramping up placements, traineeships and

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6 Steps to Safely Switch Careers


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Some of us fall into our jobs without thinking much about what would make us feel happiest and most fulfilled. And while your job shouldn’t be the only thing to give you a sense of well-being, there’s no denying that what you do for work has a significant impact on your life.

If you’ve been in the same industry for a while now but have been nursing a feeling that it isn’t your true calling, you’re not alone. The average American changes careers five-to-seven times in their lifetime, and 30 percent change jobs or careers every 12 months. This sort of frequent disruption might not be ideal for long-term stability, but a change now and then can be ideal in the pursuit of living your best life.

With the pandemic in full swing, many industries are

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Do You Know the Steps for Food Safety?

SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — September is National Food Safety Education Month and it’s the perfect time to learn the key steps for food safety: Clean, Separate, Cook and Chill. Not sure how to include these steps when prepping and cooking at home? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Food Safety in Your Kitchen materials provide food safety information to help you plan your next meal. You’ll find delicious recipes (with steps for food safety already built in), fact sheets, and tips on safe meal prep, storage, and shopping. And, if you are a young adult, the Everyday Food Safety materials can help you learn the basics of food safety. The materials include a helpful video and tip sheets on each of the steps below.

Clean

  • Wash your hands with warm water and soap for at least 20 seconds before and after handling food.
  • Wash
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