Torin Ellis has been in
the recruitment game for 17 years. His aim? To change the face of the
American workforce. And if you let Ellis tell it, it starts with
diversity in tech and rolls out from there. Here, Ellis talks to TNJ.com about "the art of recruitment" and his star turn on Netflix's “Top Recruiter - Reign of the Bosses."
There are many ways to describe Niki Okuk. Among a variety of things,
she is a small-business owner; lifelong activist; and worker for social,
economic, and environmental justice. She recently launched Rco² Material Reuse, a tire waste upcycling company that diverts tens of millions of gallons of petroleum waste
from landfills into new products annually while also creating numerous green-collar jobs in Compton.
Every potential college student--and his/her parents--knows how arduous a
task it is to track down and apply for scholarships. Well, an app
called Scholly makes it a lot easier. The app matches students with
college scholarships. With more than $100 million in scholarships going
unclaimed annually, this app allows access to much-needed college funds.
Odyssey Media has launched the 15-city "In the Black" tour to motivate and encourage networking opportunities for women entrepreneurs and professional women in transition. TNJ.com was in attendance for the NYC Ritz-Carlton, Battery Park leg of the tour and had a roundtable discussion with the team: Linda Spradley Dunn, Cheryl Walker-Robertson, Mikki Taylor and Becky Davis.
Retaining talented staff members is more than difficult in a competitive
job market. This is where Kim Keating, CEO and founder of Keating
Advisors, steps in. She specializes in working with business leaders to
coordinate their strategy, organization design, and compensation
After years of working as a corporate trainer for a major financial
services company, Marsha Barnes of Charlotte, N.C., bought a school bus on
Craigslist for $3,500 and hired an interior designer to create comfy
work stations where Barnes could consult with people on their finances.
Thus, The Finance Bar was born in November 2014.
African-American women spend a whopping $7.5 billion annually on beauty
products and spent 80 percent more on cosmetics and skin-care products
than the general market, according to Essence’s Smart Beauty research
study in 2013. Obviously, Black women love their cosmetics and
more and more are looking to flex their spending power on Black- owned
beauty companies, such as A Maven’s World. It was founded in 2014 by Anna Foster.