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- Monday, Dec. 2, 2019
Advancing a Diverse Workforce MeetUp set for 2020 CES
- LAS VEGAS
AdvancingDiversity.org, in partnership with MediaVillage and leaders of media, advertising and entertainment companies, will host the Advancing a Diverse Workforce Meet-Up during CES at the Las Vegas Park MGM on January 8th from 6-7:30pm.
The 3rd Advancing Diversity MeetUp offers potential job candidates from a wide range of backgrounds the opportunity to speak with leaders from over 25 companies including Active International, AMC Networks, Ampersand, Ascential, Creative Artists Agency, Crown Media Family Networks, Empower, Facebook, Fox, Google, Havas Media, Intel, Lifetime, MediaVillage, NBCU, Publicis Media, Sundance Institute, Teads, Twitter, Univision, Viacom, The Walt Disney Company, WarnerMedia and Xandr.
"CES offers an opportunity to introduce our business to a spectrum of diverse candidates and educate them about the many opportunities available in media, advertising, marketing and entertainment," said Jack Myers, founder of MediaVillage and AdvancingDiversity.org, who has been at the forefront of diversity, inclusion and equality activism for more than two decades. "In addition to students and recent graduates, there are tech workers, educators, veterans, health care, retail and hospitality professionals who may be surprised at the wide variety of opportunities offered and the support programs available at both the entry-level and for more senior positions."
Attendance is free with advance registration here. Applicants who attend and later accept professional positions will be eligible to earn college loan relief from the Advancing Diversity Financial Solutions Program and have access to accredited Advancing Diversity Online learning curriculum, mentorship connections and talent development programs.
The Advancing Diversity MeetUp is held in conjunction with the 3rd Advancing Diversity Hall of Honors Induction Experience, which recognizes the industry's most successful diversity, inclusion and equality programs. 2020 Advancing Diversity Hall of Honors inductees are The Female Quotient (Shelley Zalis), The Hershey Company (Jill Baskin), Sam's Club (Tony Rogers), Publicis Media Americas (Tim Jones), ADCOLOR (Tiffany R. Warren), Institute for Veterans and Military Families (Michael Haynie), Muslim Public Affairs Council / Hollywood Bureau (Sue Obeidi), and Walt Disney Television (Tim McNeal).
A portion of the proceeds from the Advancing Diversity Hall of Honors funds the Jacaronda Foundation, a 501c3 Inclusive Talent College Loan Relief Fund.