This Week In Black History

October 31 - November 6

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October 31st: 10/31/2000

🎉🎁🎂Happy Birthday to singer, actress and dancer Willow Camille Reign Smith. Willow is the daughter of Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, and the younger sister of Jaden Smith. She made her acting debut in 2007 in the film “I Am Legend.” Willow launched her music career in 2010 with the release of the singles "Whip My Hair" and "21st Century Girl” and signed to her current mentor Jay-Z's record label Roc Nation, becoming the youngest artist signed to the label. "Whip My Hair" peaked at #11 on the Billboard Hot 100. The video was nominated for Video of the Year at the BET Awards in 2011. Willow released her debut album, ARDIPITHECUS, on December 11, 2015. Watch Willow Smith’s live performance of “Meet Me at Our Spot” https://youtu.be/2dTMIH5gCHg.

 

Reference: https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/willow-smith-12574.php

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November 1st: 11/1/1945

On November 1, 1945, the first issue of Ebony magazine was published. Ebony, a monthly magazine, is geared to a middle-class African American readership. It was the first Black-oriented magazine in the U.S. to attain national circulation. John H. Johnson of Chicago founded ebony. John envisioned Ebony as a news and photo magazine patterned much after “Life” magazine but specifically designed for Black readers. It initially highlighted Black entertainers and sports figures but has since shifted its editorial focus to include Black achievement of all sorts. It honors black identity by portraying black life, refuting stereotypes, and inspiring readers to overcome racial and other barriers to success. By the beginning of the 21st century, its circulation had reached about 1.8 million. Visit the Ebony magazine website https://www.ebony.com/.

 

Reference: https://www.chicagotribune.com/history/ct-opinion-flashback-ebony-magazine-anniversary-20201030-rww3niqwqnaabglspi444z25ry-story.html

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November 6th: 11/6/1972

🎉🎁🎂Happy Birthday to English actress Melanie Thandiwe "Thandie" Newton. Thandie was born in Westminster, London, England, the daughter of Nyasha, a Zimbabwean princess of the Shona people, and Nick Newton, an English laboratory technician and artist. She is known for starring in films including “Beloved”, “Mission: Impossible 2”, “Crash”, for which she received a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, “The Pursuit of Happiness”, “Norbit”, “For Colored Girls”, and “Solo: A Star Wars Story.” Since 2016, Thandie has played the sentient android, the madam Maeve Millay, in the HBO science fiction-Western television series “Westworld”, which earned her a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, as well as Critics' Choice Award, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. Watch Thandie Newton’s Vogue interview https://www.vogue.com/video/watch/met-gala-thandie-newton-on-the-importance-of-being-disruptive

 

Reference: https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/thandie-newton-34623.php

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Job Summary

Comcast is seeking a Facilities Specialist of Space Planning to join our Facilities team in Denver, CO. Responsible for coordinating and forecasting seating and space needs for multiple facilities across Comcast.



Job Description

Core Responsibilities

  • Coordinates short- and long-range employee headcount growth planning with Finance, HR and Business Unit leaders
  • Forecasts amount of seating and real estate Comcast needs for all employees
  • Ability to suggest and implement creative solutions to current and future space issues or constraints
  • Suggest opportunities to improve space utilization
  • Provides an excellent internal customer service
  • Builds and maintains relationships with Security, HR, EHS and Business Unit leadership
  • Foster a collaborative, proactive team environment focused on performance excellence
  • Measure internal Facilities space plans against industry benchmarks and utilization studies, benching to chart USF & OPEX costs in comparison to similar enterprise organizations.
  • Ensures that buildings are in compliance with Company & OSHA checklists.
  • Maintains floor plan database. Keeps track of Certificate of Insurances and service contracts of approved vendors.
  • Assists with the management of the office facility to include coordinating service request with vendors, coordinating employee moves, furniture reconfigurations, pricing, delivery, installation services and maintaining a floor plan database.
  • Participates in space audits and make necessary recommendations as it relates to ensuring an accurate seating database that is in alignment with Space Planning analytical outcome for record.
  • Regular, consistent and punctual attendance. Must be able to work nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) and overtime as necessary.
  • Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Employees at all levels are expected to:

  • Understand our Operating Principles; make them the guidelines for how you do your job.
  • Own the customer experience - think and act in ways that put our customers first, give them seamless digital options at every touchpoint, and make them promoters of our products and services.
  • Know your stuff - be enthusiastic learners, users and advocates of our game-changing technology, products and services, especially our digital tools and experiences.
  • Win as a team - make big things happen by working together and being open to new ideas.
  • Be an active part of the Net Promoter System - a way of working that brings more employee and customer feedback into the company - by joining huddles, making call backs and helping us elevate opportunities to do better for our customers.
  • Drive results and growth.
  • Respect and promote inclusion & diversity.
  • Do what's right for each other, our customers, investors and our communities.

Disclaimer:

  • This information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications.

Comcast is an EOE/Veterans/Disabled/LGBT employer.


Education

Bachelor's Degree

Relevant Work Experience

0-2 Years

Base pay is one part of the Total Rewards that Comcast provides to compensate and recognize employees for their work. Most sales positions are eligible for a Commission under the terms of an applicable plan, while most non-sales positions are eligible for a Bonus. Additionally, Comcast provides best-in-class Benefits. We believe that benefits should connect you to the support you need when it matters most and should help you care for those who matter most. That’s why we provide an array of options, expert guidance and always-on tools, which are personalized to meet the needs of your reality – to help support you physically, financially and emotionally through the big milestones and in your everyday life. Please visit the compensation and benefits summary on our careers site for more details.


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Renewable Energy Sales Ambassador

Location:  

Philadelphia, PA, US

Company: Green Mountain Energy

NRG is the leading integrated power company in the U.S., built on the strength of our diverse competitive electric generation portfolio and leading retail electricity platform. A Fortune 500 company, NRG creates value through best-in-class operations, reliable and efficient electric generation, and a retail platform serving residential and commercial businesses. Working with electricity customers large and small, we implement sustainable solutions for producing and managing energy, developing smarter energy choices and delivering exceptional service as our retail electricity providers serve almost three million residential and commercial customers throughout the country.

More information is available at www.nrg.com. Connect with NRG Energy on Facebook and follow us on Twitter @nrgenergy.

 

Summary:

The Sales Agent for Green Mountain will be responsible for generating face-to-face conversations with prospective customers to promote and sell products and services in various settings. The primary goal is to acquire new customers and enroll them. Sales Agents will be responsible to achieve goals set by the Sales Team Lead and/or Area Manager. They will also work closely with other members of the Sales Team to determine best practices, maximize customer satisfaction, learn market trends, and support sales and marketing initiatives.

 

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Based on information provided by the customers, discuss and assist customers’ fit to match with the most suitable price plan and promotion/incentive
  • Achieve and maintain set performance metrics while providing best-in-class service
  • Efficiently navigate order entry system(s) as necessary
  • Utilize and exercise compliance standards for securing customer information
  • Abide by site rules and regulations, including all company safety rules/regulations

 

Education: 

A high school diploma or GED equivalent is required, and must be 18 years of age or older

 

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1-3 years sales or other customer-facing experience preferred, or other applicable work experience.

  • Excellent communication through oral and written form
  • Proficient mathematical/analytical skills
  • Ability to work effectively both as an individual and a member of a team
  • Ability to communicate clearly with customers --in person while maintaining composure and control, when possible, follow-up may be needed
  • Must be able to work independently and multi-task
  • Proficient in MS Office applications, specifically Excel

Physical Requirements: 

May occasionally require lifting as appropriate to perform duties and responsibilities

 

Working Conditions:

Working onsite at assigned location(s) or event(s) within an assigned geography

Must be available to work evenings and weekends

This position is a part-time position eligible for commission incentives and/or targets provided by the Team Leads and/or Area Managers


NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol-free workplace. To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability

EEO is the Law Poster (The poster can be found at http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf)

Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

Official description on file with Human Resources

 

Opportunity in Harrisburg:

CNHI seeks a statehouse reporter to cover the Pennsylvania legislature and to produce news stories and enterprise reports on state-wide issues for our newspapers across the state.

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This position is based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and will serve CNHI newspapers located in Johnstown, Meadville, New Castle, Sharon, Sunbury, Danville and Grove City, Pennsylvania. Some remote work may be involved, especially when the legislature is out of session. The position requires an ability to understand the complexities of state government, develop strong, data-driven enterprise reports, localize state and national stories, and work independently. Our Pennsylvania reporter will join our team of statehouse reporters located in Georgia, Indiana, Massachusetts, New York, Oklahoma, and Texas. The state reporter normally works weekday hours but must be flexible to occasionally manage evening and weekend assignments. Accomplished reporters with a strong interest in state government and politics are encouraged to send a cover letter, resume and work samples to: Dennis Lyons, CNHI National Editor, at dlyons@cnhi.com.

Diverse candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Based in Montgomery, Alabama, CNHI is a leading provider of local news and information, offering a wide array of print and digital products in more than 90 communities in 21 states. For more information about CNHI, please visit www.cnhi.com.

Job Requirements: Previous experience as a news reporter

Must have a valid drivers license and a clean driving record. Company Info Address: 200 Market Street

Location: Pennsylvania, Sunbury

Contact Email : dlyons@cnhi.com

Phone: 570-898-2100

Web: cnhi.com

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