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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Time to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Good morning to all. Yes, I do have to apologize, it has been a while since I posted, but I was doing some wonderful exciting things. Last week the Verizon Talent Acquisition Strategy team sprearheaded a Telecom Photo Shoot. We obtained photographs from over 30 employees for the Dallas Fort Worth area, and have obtained 55 in total from locations through-out the US. It is incredibly exciting as these employees will be featured in our ads, on the web, on fliers, posters, etc. All the employees were stoked to be part of the event and are anxious to see the final products which will be released later this fall in our new advertising campaigns....so there is your sneak preview......

Another EXCITING thing we are doing this month at Verizon is celebrating Hispanic Heritage month which began Monday, Septebmer 15th and runs thru the 15th of October. We started it off with a bang and awarded more than $680,000 in scholarships to 146 Hispanic students for the 2008-2009 school year. Among the organizations that have received grants from Verizon to fund scholarships are:

  • Hispanic Scholarship Fund - $200,000 for 33 scholarships
  • Hispanic Business College Fund - $150,000 for 35 scholarships
  • Hispanic Engineering, Science and Technology Program at the University of Texas-Pan American - $25,000 for 5 scholarship
  • Society of Professional Hispanic Engineers National Scholarship - $30,000 for 6 scholarships
  • University of Southern California/Mexican American Alumni Association - $45,000 for 9 scholarships
  • Ten additional organizations and colleges and universities that serve the Latino community received approximately $230,000 to award scholarships

In all, the Verizon Foundation has awarded more than $31.7 million in grants since 2006 to nonprofit organizations that benefit and serve the Hispanic Community. So, overall, we are pretty estatic that we are able to provide such a wonderful gift and so many opportunities!

Additionally, the Verizon Foundation has awarded more than $31.7 million in grants since 2006 to nonprofit organizations that benefit and serve the Hispanic Community. Some recent initiatives include:
The creation of a special Hispanic Heritage Month resources section on Thinkfinity.org, which provides free educational resources, lesson plans and activities for teachers, parents and students. Thinkfinity.org is the Verizon Foundation’s comprehensive program and online portal to 55,000 standards-based, grade-specific, K-12 lesson plans and other educational resources provided in partnership with many of the nation’s leading educational and literacy organizations.

So, check it out and join us in the celebration!!!!

8 comments:

Matthew said...

My name is Matthew and I have been a technician with Comcast for ten years. I live in Metro-Boston. I ahve been looking at the Verizon website for a job in the communications installation and repair department. Do you know if any jobs will be posted any time soon. Thanks for any info you can provide. Matthew.

Mfata2008@yahoo.com

HR Manager said...

Hi Matthew,

Thanks for your inquiry. First and foremost, have you set up an agent to nofity you when a job post? If not, let me know and I can provide you with instructions to do so. Additionally, I will check with the staffing manager and see what may be available. I look forward to your response.

Thanks!

Kelly

Leslie said...

Hi, Kelly. I know this is way off topic but I have not been able to find this information. Can you please let me know the name of someone in Verizon HR in North Carolina? Thanks so much!

HR Manager said...

Leslie,

Thanks for the inquiry! I believe I can assist you with that, but it would help if you could let me know what type of opportunity you are interested in so I can point you in the right direction. Is there a specific position, as we have several departments in the area, so more information would be very helpful. Thanks much.

I look forward to your response.

Kelly
Manager-Talent Acquisiton Strategy and Operations

Leslie said...

I am actually interested in speaking with someone in the Cary, NC area about providing Occupational Health Services to their employees. Thanks again for any information you can provide.

Isabella said...

Couldn't help but read Leslie's latest comment and wanted to attempt to be of some assistance...more or less.

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Check out http://www.upclosewithcristina.com to learn more and make a customizable video! You can have fun with your friends and
make them on online TV star with Cristina's video, "Amigos Live!" It's a blast!

Also, you can enter to win an all inclusive trip for 2 to Miami to to see the Cristina Saralegui show!
Definitley check out AARP for yourself or for a relative or client. They've got some great benefits, including (but not limited to): Exclusive travel discounts, prescription discounts, retirement planning and free companion membership!

I hope it's alright that I commented on your blog -- wanted to let them know about the fun video with Cristina and AARP's great benefits. If you have any further questions,
please don't hesitate to email me.

Thanks!
Isabella Coldivar
AARP Ambassador
isabellaAARP@gmail.com

HR Manager said...

Leslie,

Please use the number below as a "next step". Again, thanks for the inquiry. Please call 212-338-7000 or visit http://www22.verizon.com/suppliers/index.jsp to provide us with information if you are interested in becoming a preferred vendor to Verizon.
Thank you for your interest in Verizon.


Kelly

HR Manager said...

Isabella,

Thanks for sharing! I think that is very unique and fun! Verizon partners extensively with AARP, so this is definately a nice feature and we are thankful that you shared!

Kelly
Manager-Talent Acquisiton Strategy and Operations