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Enterprise Holdings Hires More Than 6,000 Military Service Members since Joining 100,000 Jobs Mission
O'Fallon, MO, (SLFP.com), July 5, 2015 - Enterprise Holdings has announced it has hired more than 6,000 military veterans and reservists since joining the ranks of the 100,000 Jobs Mission coalition in 2012.

The 100,000 Jobs Mission brings together private companies that recognize the tremendous value military veterans bring to the workplace and are committed to helping former service members make the transition from military to civilian careers. Founded in 2011 by 11 companies, the coalition has helped place more than 240,000 veterans in engaging careers.

Enterprise Holdings, which owns and operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo Rent A Car brands, is one of more than 190 companies associated with the 100,000 Jobs Mission. Enterprise Holdings is the largest car rental company in the world as measured by revenue, fleet and employees. Through its regional subsidiaries, the company operates more than 6,000 fully staffed offices in the U.S. - almost 70 percent more than its nearest competitor - and all located within 15 miles of 90 percent of the U.S. population.

"Much like the military, Enterprise rewards and recognizes individuals for their performance and commitment to teamwork," said Pam Webster, assistant vice president of talent acquisition at Enterprise Holdings. "The dedication, work ethic and team spirit our former service members bring to the workplace make them natural leaders at Enterprise, and we look forward to hiring even more veterans as a member of the 100,000 Jobs Mission coalition."

Enterprise Holdings' commitment to the military goes back nearly six decades. The company is named after the USS Enterprise, one of the aircraft carriers company founder Jack Taylor served on as a U.S. Navy pilot during World War II. It is widely recognized as the most decorated warship in U.S. military history.

Enterprise Holdings' support of the military focuses on three key areas - recruitment and hiring, local operations and community relations. Today, veterans and reservists comprise nearly 10 percent of Enterprise Holdings' total U.S. workforce.

Earlier this year, the Enterprise Holdings Foundation - the company's philanthropic arm - committed $3 million to the Fisher House Foundation. Fisher House is a non-profit organization that operates more than 60 locations across the country to provide free lodging and airfare for family members of wounded service members while they receive medical care.


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SLATE Partners With Hack4Hope To Bring Coding Experience to Underserved Youth
O'Fallon, MO, (SLFP.com), July 2, 2015 - Throughout its history, the St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) American Job Center (AJC) has actively pursued partnerships that encourage underserved youth to build their skills and pursue emerging careers.

SLATE's newest partnership with Hack4Hope, a joint project of ITEN and Education Exchange Corps, will give young people the opportunity to be part of the St. Louis region's rapidly growing IT field. Hack4Hope's newly created Hackathon, a weekend long boot camp, will bring together youth with adult professional IT and coding mentors to build an application that solves a real-world problem.

This exciting new event will take place on July 10-12, at the T-Rex facility in Downtown St. Louis. A special information session will be held on July 8, from 6 to 8 pm, at SLATE, for parents and their children interested in the Hackathon. SLATE is located at 1520 Market St., 3rd Floor, St. Louis, MO 63103. At the information session, participants will be able to complete registration and obtain further information about the upcoming camp.

PARTICIPANT REQUIREMENTS:

  • Middle to High school student (7th to 12th grades)
  • Interest in coding and IT fields (no previous coding or IT experience necessary)
  • Ability to attend the entire weekend
  • Computer literate
The camp will host up to 50 participants who will have a chance to win a free tablet, but most importantly, according to Alice Prince, Manager of SLATE's Young Adult Workforce Division, they will have a once-in-a-lifetime experience.

"We're doing our best for urban young people interested in IT to give them the experience needed to get internships, go to colleges and get IT scholarships, and, hopefully, be able to work for the companies that are now coming in and expanding in St. Louis," Prince said.

To bring Hackathon to St. Louis' youth, SLATE is working with numerous local partners, especially native St. Louisan Nicole Franklin, head of EPIPHANY Inc., a New Jersey film and digital media company that brings talented youth into the spotlight.

Franklin anticipates that the apps created during the camp will not be abstract, but specific solutions to local needs. "For example, youth could harness today's technology to encourage and promote fruit vendors, a once common sight in St. Louis, and reestablish them in their own neighborhood," she said.

Franklin emphasizes that the Hack4Hope experience will not end with the Hackathon, but rather will continue through to the Hack4Hope six-month academy. "In this way, youth will be able to continue to work on their ideas, explore technology and create tangible career pathways," she said.

Prince added that all those interested in coding and IT, including participants enrolled in Stl Youth Jobs, the City's summer employment program, are invited to participate in the coding camp. Those who successfully complete their weekend-long experience will be positioned to build their skill set through IT-related summer work experiences.



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